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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Lamar Academy is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in McAllen, TX. It has 145 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1009 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501
Telephone
(956) 632-3222
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Lamar Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
29 responses
Average ACT
26
12 responses
AP Enrollment
3%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$45,057
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Beefcake
    39%
  • IBall
    26%
  • IB pinning
    26%
  • Awards day
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
145
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,513
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,659/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Lamar Academy Reviews

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Lamar Academy is a school within the McAllen independent school district. In Lamar Academy, two high school programmes are provided: the IB programme, and the Options programme. The Options Programme, which is the one that i am enrolled in, is a special programme that allows students to take courses to their own pace, facilitating the possibilities of graduating early or accumulating college hours before you are even enrolled in a college. Some of the positive things that are found in this programme are small classes, individual teaching, flexibility, and very positive and helpful teachers that are willing to do everything possible to help students succeed.
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This school is wonderful it has given kids like myself who are interested in higher-up education a chance to challenge themselves beneficially to prepare for attending colleges and university. I would say that a majority of the student body regardless of grade level have very similar academic goals amongst each other which makes the campus even more welcoming to be around as their are kids alongside myself who are hardworking, determined, goal-oriented, and passionate about receiving a good education.
My experience at Lamar Academy is five stars because, the teachers there are very dedicated in helping the students to graduate as quickly as possible. Lamar Academy gave the students many opportunities that would help them get in to the college or school, they wanted to attend after graduating. Lamar also had many club or school activities that would help the students with the volunteering hours, they needed.