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North Lamar High School

Public | 9-12 | 846 students

 
 

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Posted September 15, 2009

My son was at North Lamar High, & my daughter will be there in a few years. I also sub. teach for the school, & I have to say that North Lamar has the BEST teachers in town. They REALLY care about thier students, & what's going on with them. The kids are AWESOME too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

i go to north lamar and i think that this is a good school we have excellent staff, a great principal that will talk to you when you need him, and we have the best athletic department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2009

i go to north lamar and i think that this is a good school we have excellent staff, a great principal that will talk to you when you need him, and we have the best athletic department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2008

I am a student at North Lamar High School, the school is a great school. The principal is great and so are the teachers and they really care about you. We have a great band which Im in and a great athletic department, and our UIL teams are great and usuallt advance to state. If you are condersting moving your child her do it is a great school with caring teachers and a caring principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2006

Kids seem to be doing wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

My son was having difficulties seemingly beyond correction. I contacted the high school counselor and she in turn contacted each of his teachers who in turn contacted me personally via email immediately. I was extremely impressed with what I believe to be genuine concern from the teachers, and their willingness to help to resolve the problem. Their correspondence and cooperation has allowed provided me with an opportunity to resolve an issue I was completely unaware of. I would most definately recommend this school to any prospective student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

It is my assessment that NLHS offers high qualitly academics. Many of the classes are AP or pre-AP. Test score indicate that NLHS repeatedly ranks high among other schools in Texas. NLHS offers drama, band, many vocational classes, men's and women's basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, golf, track and field, soccer, softball. It has been my experience that there is a high level of parental involvement, whether it be in one of the booster clubs, or other EC activities/clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

North Lamar is the best invorment for your child the teachers are very good. The principle is not very harsh but not very linuant about things we have a dress code but its not very strict just simple things like boys have to tuck your shirts in and no chains simple things like that,but otherwise North Lamar is a very good school district for your child take it from me I am a student at North Lamar high.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

227 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

223 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

224 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education30%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students87%
Female91%
Male80%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education30%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education30%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female59%
Male33%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education25%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented96%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students67%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students60%
Female52%
Male67%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 29%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Black 6% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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