LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL

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3325 WESTHEIMER RD
HOUSTON, TX 77098
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Phone: 713-522-5960
School Information
  • School Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Houston Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 850
  • Number Students: 3400
  • Number Teachers: 130
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4533
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr James Mcswain
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (10419 ratings)
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    School Reviews (233 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "I spent the past three years sticking to my studies and minding my own business. People are just rude sometimes and I would not relive it again"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "This school is completely overcrowded. There are hundreds of students packed in the hallways that are extremely rude and rowdy. The students had no respect for authority, which is not a surprise due to how little the teachers cared about their jobs. The IB program is supposed to be Lamar's most rigorous program, however, the teachers teach it as a joke. The students received little to no help on any of their assignments that were supposed to be completed with a mentor. The IB program is only rigorous due to the amount of mindless work that the teachers assigned that took students hours. Every teacher would assign "busy work" assignments that take up hours and they never communicated with each other to let them know how much was being assigned and when. Overall, this school was a terrible experience."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "When I was there we had a small graduating class and didn't really have adequate funding. However, after the recession more people chose Lamar over private school options so it is overcrowded. My parents didn't send my brother there as a result of increased class size."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "Having a large student body of almost 3,200 students, Lamar was a very diverse school. Faculty and staff would greet their students with a smile and never put anyone down. There was always a place for everyone and no one was ever left behind."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "I like the school due to the fact that i am engaged in some of the clubs and there is some parent participation, but the students are brought up to be independent so its not really needed."
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