Our mission is to support the educational goals of Lamar High School by being the most outstanding Unit in the city. In 1946, General Dwight D. Eisenhower described the Lamar JROTC program as "Best of the Best". From that day we have strived to uphold this title and perform at the best of our abilities. At Lamar we take into consideration not only our academics and leadership but the students themselves. Take your time looking through our external website, and you will see why we are "Best of the Best".
7th Battalion History
Lamar Senior High School opened it's doors in 1937, as the 7th HISD High School with 1345 students. The JROTC Program began that year as the 7th Battalion. LT John T. McDaniel was the first Senior Army Instructor, and a total of 120 cadets were enrolled that year. 1LT James H. Fields, a Lamar graduate, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during World War 2. The school was named after Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar, who was the 2nd President of the Republic of Texas and reputed to be the Father of Education in Texas.
Last Modified on October 17, 2016