Lamar High School



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Welcome to Lamar High School

  • IB World School
    Principal: Rita Graves 
    Phone: 713-522-5960

     Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate school whose goal it is to provide the best opportunity for a diverse group of students to receive a rigorous, internationally accredited education, with a broad range of extracurricular activities, in a safe and nurturing environment.The goal of the IB is for students to be challenged academically, while also finding creative and physical fitness outlets, getting involved in the community around them, and developing a global view that takes the student beyond their immediate environment.

    Mission Statement

    M. B. Lamar High School encourages ALL students to be inquiring and knowledgeable individuals who can achieve their highest potential within an atmosphere of shared responsibility, academic challenge, intercultural understanding and mutual respect.


    The vision of Lamar High School is to provide a quality education in a safe, student-centered learning environment that facilitates high quality educational opportunities for every student. Both faculty and staff will generate teaching and learning that supports critical thinking, high achievement, ethical behavior, and respect for intercultural diversity. Leadership, service and positive character traits will be nurtured by and for all. Teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents alike are charged with preparing each student to be productive citizens in a technological and global society.


School News

  • New Lamar Principal Named : Rita Graves

    New Lamar Principal Named : Rita Graves

    On the evening of August 2, 2018, Lamar's new principal was named Mrs. Rita Graves will the Principal of Lamar HS for 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Graves was formerly of Pin Oak Middle School in Houston ISD. We will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 6 PM in the Lamar Cafeteria. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Graves to the Lamar family.

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  • New Bell Schedule

    New Bell Schedule

    HISD implemented standardized school start times for the 2018-19 school year to better deliver efficient, reliable, and affordable transportation to our students. High School school day will be from 8:40 AM to 4:00 PM. Make sure you plan ahead to adjust your travel time.

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  • Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.

    Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.

    In its latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2017, The Washington Post lists Lamar High School not only in the top 1% of all high schools nationally but also as one of the highest ranking comprehensive
    high schools in Texas.

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  • Lamar's Uniform Policy

    Lamar's Uniform Policy

    Lamar HS has a very specific uniform policy make sure you are aware of what the policy states before the start of the school year.

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  • A Few Words From Dr. James A. McSwain

    A Few Words From Dr. James A. McSwain

    Dear Lamar Students, Parents and Stakeholders,

    I am writing to share important news with you – the families and community of Lamar High School. Within the last weeks, I have been offered and have accepted the opportunity to become the Area Superintendent for the West region of the District.

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  • 2018-2019 Laptop Deployment

    2018-2019 Laptop Deployment

    HISD PowerUp program is back underway for the fourth year at Lamar High School. Make sure you are ready to pick up your laptop on your designated day. You will need your two forms signed by a guardian and you must pay your twenty-five dollars. Your twenty-five dollars can be paid online at School Pay or you can pay with cash in the Bussiness Office Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4 PM before picking up your laptop. You must have a printed payment receipt before you can get in line to pick up your laptop.

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  • Dr. McSwain's New Role in HISD

    Dr. McSwain's New Role in HISD

    The Houston Independent School District is announcing new area superintendents for the 2018-2019 school year to lead three areas of the district. In HISD, area superintendents lead key areas covering all schools in the district, which are being modified from seven to six areas for 2018-2019: Achieve 180 Schools, and the North, Northwest, South, East, and West areas of the district.

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  • Coach Tom Nolen Retires after 33 Years at Lamar

    Coach Tom Nolen Retires after 33 Years at Lamar

    Coach Nolen has been an important part of Lamar High School, he has spent the last 33 years coaching and investing in Football players. Nolen has won countless awards and has helped even more students go on to play football in college and even the NFL.

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  • 2018 Marching Band Show : The Other Side

    2018 Marching Band Show : The Other Side

    After completing the most successful Marching Band season in Lamar's history with the 2017 -2018 school year with the show," Time the Unanswered Question", the only question that was left unanswered was what will the 2018 Marching Season bring. Under the direction of Mr.Christian and his team, that question was answered, the 2018 Marching Season show is, "The Other Side”. The 2018 show will explore the figurative and literal aspects that there is another side to everything: musically and visually.

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  • Senior Yearbook Photos

    Senior Yearbook Photos

    Class of 2019 please make an appointment with Prestige Portraits to have your yearbook senior pictures taken before August 1 by calling 281-277-3900.

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