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Lamar High School
  • Public
  • HOUSTON, TX

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade C minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C minus
  7. Administration
    grade C minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade D+

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Lamar High School is an above average, public school located in HOUSTON, TX. It has 2,807 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1140
922 responses
Average ACT
26
228 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$107,683
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,671
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$596,012
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 81 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 241 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Senior Prom
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Spirit Day
    12%
  • Sports
    12%
  • Graduation Ceremonies
    6%
  • Theater Plays
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,807
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 92 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 92 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 92 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.3%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 123 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 123 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 123 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,833 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 133 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 133 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 133 responses

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