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9-12
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Arlington, TX

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1400 West Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, TX 76012

(682) 867-8300
(817) 801-6255
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April 10, 2014
Lamar was a great school. I really liked it , The teachers were great , the enviorment was really nice . i felt comfroatble there. i enjoyed coming to school every morning . everybody was very friendly . i just really enjoyed my self there and i wish i could come back !

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2014
As a parent of two Lamar graduates, I am most pleased with the educational opportunities that were given to them. Lamar is the "real world" of cultures/ traditions, an important part of education. Lamar teachers are hard-working, go "above and beyond" for students, and care deeply for their students in all areas, not just academics. When there are problems, those students tend to be disinterested in learning, feel that they are entitled to passing grades, and have uninvolved parents. Once the student is having difficulties, the parent shows up only to blame the teachers/administrators for the student's failing grades and/or unruly behavior. Those students and parents are NOT the majority at Lamar. However, those students and parents "make the most noise" in the community and media and run to central office, again making sure that the community and media know that the parent is certain that the student has been treated unfairly. Lamar, or any other school, should not be judged by those students and parents. Lamar is a top-notch educational preparation for life beyond high school, whatever path a student may choose. I am very proud that my children are Lamar graduates.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
Lost its rating, extremely dangerous, theft is ridiculous. I have had two kids attend this school and it's just become extremely poor in education as well as several of their other programs. There are simply too many children attending this school and not enough resources or properly trained teachers. Do not send your child to this school if at all possible!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised :). We transferred from Martin HS to Lamar for the IB program. I have never experienced an easier transition. Lamar HS staff went out of their way to make this process easy- unlike previous schools in the Arlington school district. I truly believe that each school is what you choose to make of it. We are positive and look for great things and have experienced them so far. This school has far exceeded my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
Honestly, this school can be pretty good at times, depending on which teacher you have. It is an interesting school, although most people think of it as a bad place, I think of it as helping me with my life skills.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2011
I'm pretty pleased with Lamar High School. I had a son who graduated June 2011 and now I have a daughter who will be graduating in 2013. The school has great resources the students just have to want it. I think our children are so used to having things done quick and in a hurry they don't want to take out the time to do the work. And then the parents think that once they send their child to these schools it's all on the teacher. No, these teachers still need the backing of the parents. These teachers are here to prepare your child for college or life after High School. And I've noticed the reason a lot of these kids are out of control is because the parents are not involved and they are lazy. You can't blame it on a single parent home because you can be from a 2 parent home and kids still out of control. We as parents need to stop blaming the schools for our children not receiving a good education. My only concern I have with Lamar is that from the Principal to the Faculty we need to support our students when they are involved in something that will recognize not only that student but the school too.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
This was my first week at Lamar and I hated it. The school is extremely over-crowded, and most classes have 40 or more students, and many have to sit on the floor. All the students go to lunch at the same time, so many of them don't get to eat because the lunch lines are so long. The Pre-AP teachers, especially the english teachers, give out mountains of homework, even though they say they focus on the quality of the work, rather than the amount. During this first week, there was one a fight and a student pulled the fire alarm during lunch. Overall, this is not a good or safe school.

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2011
Lamar this very good about keeping parents updated on how their child is doing in school. If a parent has any question regarding a class you can email the teacher and you will receive a response within 24 hours. Lamar offers alot of activities that are outside of the classroom and appeals to a wide variety of interests. The student/teacher ratio is very good and allows the teacher to interact with the students. Lamar is a good good high school.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2010
I have twins at Lamar. Over the course of the years we have had as many as 16 different teachers at any given time. I have yet to find a teacher who does not give above and beyond what could be expected. Before school at 6:30 and after school at 4:30 to 5:00. These are long hours of availability. One teacher even meets kids on Thursday evenings at a very public place so he can help one on one. I am surprised and disappointed that a school of 3000 kids does not fill up a theater when there is a school play or fill the stands at sporting events. I think the recruitment of kids into the clubs could be much stronger. I think support for the sports and clubs could be much stronger. I give the school an overall 4 stars, but the teachers and education are a 5.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
My son started 9th grade this year at Lamar. This school is a joke. Its is the worse the teachers are lazy. The school is old. They have ran out of lunch my son never gets to eat lunch. One of his teachers has lost his home work. At open house I asked one teacher how my son was doing she said I dont discuss grades at open house. I asked one teacher when progress reports would be out he said I dont know next week this week. The air condition went out I called and asked when it would be back on the secretary asked was I called the right school because I have air in my office. She put me on hold then came back and said oh it is out in some parts of the school. My son says he is learning the same thing from last year.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Large school with broad demographic mix of students. Has problems and challenges, but has a strong tradition, a lot of outstanding students, many good teachers and administrators, and a strong base of very involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2009
I am currently a freshman at lamar. Class of 2013 and I am very impressed with this school. Yes, there are fights but that's just life. Education is very very important at this school. Most of the teachers are willing to help no matter what. They do not put up with the kids that walk in and just go to sleep. Football is very important to this school but every other sport is also! Soccer this year should be very good! Thats all I have to say.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2009
Lamar High School is not as bad as people say, it is not 'getto' or anything. It all depends on the students and the choices and friends they pick. If your child cares enough about there education they are not going to let anything or anybody get in there way- it's as simply as that. So basically don't blame the teachers or the school for your childs mistake. I love Lamar &I wouldnt want to be anywere else! Go Vikes!

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2009
This School is great!!! But There is too Much Violence at the school! and idk how we put up with it but they need another high school gor nichols to feed into because we are packed full my temporary has 35 kids!!!

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2009
Lamar ia a great school. It has great adadimics and a great security staff. I recently unenrolled my son for AHS due to gang activity and I feel safer with him at Lamar. His teachers are helpful and the other kids attitude are great. My son loves his new environment. Athletics do not pulll a big punch im Lamar as they did in the other school. I am happy with Lamar beyond words. 10 out of 10 star rating for me.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
When I went to UTA I was lost bc the teachers and advisors didnt lead or help students as to what to do after high school and how to go about it if you arent a popular kid or straight a sstudent as for the parent involvement theres tons but they are rude parents if your kid isnt the class bully or gets around then you nor your kid will fit in

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 02, 2009
I think it is a good school the teachers are very nice but the athletic department has a lot to do with the school.

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January 16, 2009
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October 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
I disagree with the prior statement that this school is only about football. Volley ball track and soccer matter just as much to us, the students. We have excelent school spirit, and teachers. But I have seen 4 fights involving at least four students since the beginnig of the year.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 26, 2008
Lamar has wonderful academics as well as extra and co-curricular classes.

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August 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2008
Lamar has always had caring teachers with high expectations. However, the change in attitude is not with the teachers but with the parents of the present day students. They choose to send their child to a school that has high expectations but then they do not do their part to ensure their child is doing their homework and becoming involved in the school activities. PTA night used to be standing room only, but not any more, but all the teachers are there to meet the few parents that show up. You can only get out of education what you bring to it. If you come to school for fun and socials then you are there for the wrong reasons.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2008
I have been pretty disappointed with Lamar. The AP classes & teachers are really, really good, but in the regular classes, there are so many under-achieving students that teachers have to set the bar very low so the majority can pass. There is nothing in between these two extremes, so you either have to be a 'high-achieving' student who has the ability, skills, and attitude to handle the heavy-duty AP course loads, or you get stuck in classes that are so boring that you can get A's in your sleep, as long as you show up. As for sports, only football matters; the coaches of the other sports are assistant football coaches just killing time until football season rolls around. On a positive note, the fine arts teachers do a marvelous job, despite poor financial support.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2008
As a Senior At Lamar I have seen this school change more then the lunch schedual. And I feel that this school is more concentrated on being the best in District. but not by sports more like Taks Scores And pressuring kids more ...I think there making things more tuff...and should loosin up a bit,

- submitted by a student
no rating February 01, 2008
My daughter is a junior and in the band. Freshman year it was great but since Mr. Musser retired it isn't doing as well. Student involvement is down as well. Football is this school's big thing and unfortunately everything else takes second place. It's very over crowded. I don't even think they have lockers. It's nothing like the h.s experience i had. I have witnessed students lunching in the halls for lack of space in the cafeteria. Some of the teachers are unreasonable and unfriendly or just hard to contact. This school would be horrible without the boosters. Lots of extra-curricular activites.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
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October 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
As a former student, I have to say that I enjoyed most of my time at Lamar. The extra curricular activities and academic programs were excellent! Parent involvement seems to thrive if their children take part in more of those kinds of programs. I do, however, have to admit that in my recent visits to the school, it has gone to the CRAPPER! The football team is really really lacking, the music department has gone down the drain, and there is just not as much enthusiasm to strive for success. I agree the teachers are more involved in focusing on football and cheerleading, which is a shame. I would HATE this school with a passion if I had to go there now. It just makes me sad. Hopefully the new principal knows what he is doing.....Good Luck Vikings!

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2007
First off, let me say that I am a former student of Lamar High School. This school has outstanding mathematics and science departments. Some of the honors courses are on the level of AP in other districts, and the AP programs are outstanding. There is a good ethnic mix at this school. I would recommend this school to anyone moving into the district.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2007
First off I am currently attending Lamar as a Sophmore and I agree with someone that said you only get support from Lamar if you are a Football player or a cheerleader which in the last 3 years have went down the drain!The new principle focuses on the small discipline issues rather than the more important stuff like encouraging the minority students to get in the Extra-cirriculur activities, and I think most of the minority students feel left behind because most of the Extra-cirriculur activities does not involve some of their culture.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2007
Hi Parents: This school is the worst school I have ever enrolled my child in. The staff and teachers are un-caring and only are after a pay check. The teachers have no moral compasses and my kid is lost in a sea of students. I will be glad when I can get my child out of LaMar and transfrred some-where elese.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
Umm... haha I go to this school. If I could I would rather go somewhere else. Sometimes I dont feel safe here. Parent involvement is good, but it is only good if their children are on the football team or cheerleading squad. Football team is good but it hasnt been the last two years. Music program is good but it needs work. Teachers are spiteful and sometimes dont care as long as they get paid, but there are those select few good teachers. As a student, I think the math department is bad.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2006
The science department is excellent.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2006
I did feel that this school had a nice mix of student body and the faculty were fair and unbias. The school over all had a friendly feel for such a large school.

- submitted by a former student
April 06, 2006
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March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2006
Good school with plenty of available extracurricular activities. Academic programs are good. Parent involvement is excellant. Too much drugs in school, too much temptation for students.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
October 03, 2005
I have two boys who have gone to Carter JH. Experiences were different between the two of them. Overall, it is a good school in that it does provide accelerated courses which allows those kids that are able to advance further rather than staying in a class that is too easy.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
The principal has very good leadership.

- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2005
Lamar High School puts a great emphasis on academics as well as the fine arts. Their music program is one of the best with caring directors. There is a lot of parent support at the school and during extra cirrular activies.

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July 06, 2005
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May 16, 2005
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March 25, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 28, 2004
This school is outstanding because of the principal,teachers, and counselors. Jimmy Jones, the principal, and Carol Wilson, a counselor, help to get the students ready for college experiences. My children have gone on to get their masters degrees and often comment on the great preparation they received at Lamar.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2004
I used to go to Lamar High School. The principal is a great person to be a student under. The teachers are so great there all because there's security there that is still a great school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating May 05, 2004
As a former student at Lamar High School, I cannot find one bad thing to say about the teachers. They always did their best to help me in any way they could. I hope that when I have children they will attend Lamar.

- submitted by a former student
April 12, 2004
Lamar High is the most excellent school I have had the priviledge of sending my daughter to in Arlington texas, academic achievements are awesome, sports and latin club prepare them for future leadership. Subjects schedules are manageable for our youth and teens, its great in every area.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2004
I think this is a great school. The teachers, principles and conselors work with the students to give them a quality education. The extracurricular activities are fun and eventful for all. I enjoy this school and I wish it the best for years to come. ~Virginia Gooseberry

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2003
I found this website while searching for past teachers. Those professors at Lamar who I wished to thank not only encouraged me, but also believed in me. I attribute a lot of my success to their interest in me as a student. Now, I attend my dream medical school where I continue to enjoy my education.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
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Lamar High School
1400 West Lamar Boulevard, Arlington, TX  76012
(682) 867-8300
Last modified Lamar High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lamar High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top