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Spring, TX
Students enrolled: 742
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1300 Many Pines Road
Spring, TX 77380

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(832) 592-5800
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July 21, 2014
My child attended kindergarten at Lamar. She had a wonderful year, learned a great deal and is reading beyond her expected level. The teacher kept in contact with us and updated on behavior and progress. They had many activities for parents to participate in. I noticed many parents participating in the school events. Overall, we had a great experience and hope the next few years go just as well.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
I love this school because of the diversity. My 9 year old attends Lamar and is learning a lot while also developing her creativity. The after school program provided by the YMCA is phenomenal. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL..

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
The teachers and staff at Lamar are quite friendly and the school does well with discipline. They also have great test scores and parent involvement in the PTO. Coming from another school last year I do find a few things lacking. Some teacher websites have not been updated from last year or are blank. Others have a bare minimum and are rarely added to. They should be used as a weekly or monthly newsletter to help inform parents what students are learning. When serious illnesses go around a class you find out about it when your child starts to mention the number of absences or comes home ill. No notes get sent to inform or warn you. Parents are also very under utilized in classrooms. They are not asked to help with math or reading groups but only to photocopy or be class moms. My son's teacher sent out a form requesting volunteers and I am told none have been contacted as to when they can begin. The school is good but a few small changes can make it great.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2013
My son attends Lamar this year, and we could not be happier with the teachers and administration at this school. Every single staff member is very caring and they make sure the kiddos have the best possible school experience.

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May 15, 2013
We moved to this school from a wonderful school system in another state. It has been an excellent transition for my other children who attend other schools, however, Lamar has been much more difficult. The faculty punish students for poor benchmark performance and give detention to students who do not perform well. The also give soda and candy to those who do well on practice STARR tests and ridicule those who do not. It's academically a good school but they test and prepare for the standardized testing so much that they lose focus and site of what is important.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2012
LAMAR truly IS a great school. My husband and I are so happy with Lamar. My son loves Lamar and is doing very well there. All of the other parents in my neighborhood, really love Lamar, too. I know that, because (before enrolling my son)--- I would ask neighborhood parents and their children, "Do ypu like Lamar?". The answer was always an enthusiastic " We love Lamar!!!!" It's a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2012
I have two children attending Lamar, one entering second grade and one entering first grade. I have had very positive experiences with the teachers, the principal and the staff. It is a caring environment for the students but academically challenging as well. My kids are happy and secure at Lamar and I am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012
My daughter loves her school and Miss Murphy is a great teacher ! She has helped her a lot with her transition from an out of country school to an american school. The principal was very nice with us as well as her staff . So , Thanks Lamar!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2011
My son went here for kindergarten last year and I was not impressed. The teachers and administration for the most part were unfriendly and didn't seem as if they enjoyed their jobs very much. The principal and a few teachers can also be found across the street at the gas station during the school day smoking. I drove by one day and was shocked. What a poor example for children. The teacher complained about my son non-stop because he couldn't sit still very long. Go figure. He had just turned 5 right before school started. If you can avoid it, I think there are better schools!

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2011
My son attended Lamar in 4th grade. A situation involving bullying, which led to an assault on my son and his friends, was not reported to the parents. When the parents confronted the principle, the bully was forced to sit in the principle's office for a week, then returned to class. I find it alarming that I did not receive a phone call when my son was punched, but the principle did find time to fit in her schedule a phone call to me when my son was sick on a TASK test day. I am one of three families that has pulled our children out of Lamar.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2010
Lamar is an excellent school in most aspects. The school is well-organized and safe. The teachers seem to genuinely enjoy children and stay for many, many years. The weak link in this school is the gifted program. Once a child qualifies for GT, they are placed in a class with other GT children, but there are only 5 -7 GT kids in a class of 22. This means the curriculum is aimed at the majority, which are average students. When asked what my child would be doing differently as a GT student, the teachers could not give One example of Anything she would be doing differently from the average students.

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July 30, 2009
I have 3 children & thank god for leading me to Lamar. My 7 year old failed 1st grade at his old school, I was even told he needed medication and that he was out of control. Long story short, my son passed 1st grade at Lamar with an excellent report card. My preschooler has advanced tremendously and is interacting with children , something she would not do before. My oldest son was an honor roll student at his other school. Yet I saw he was challenged and kept on his toes year round. I have all the faith in Lamar and think they succeed because they truly care. Kudos to Lamar !

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August 03, 2008
My child was not challenged enough and the teacher has ignored my requests of giving her harder assignments because she was way above level. Also, too much concentration on reading/writing leaves no room for math exploration and advancement. I believe the classroom dynamics were set to favor the weaker students (which is great) but the stronger students were left behind.

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June 26, 2008
The individuals that work at this establishment are totally dedicated to children. This is what makes them stand apart from other schools in the area. THEY CARE!

- submitted by a community member

December 01, 2006
My daughter goes to 3rd grade at Lamar. We've moved around alot and have other schools to compare Lamar to. Lamar stands out as the best of the best. The teachers are wonderful and care very much for the children.

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May 08, 2006
My son came from other country, his was at Powell School but they didnt have a ESL program. So we transfer him over Lamar and He had been really happy and his english had been improved a lot. His teacher Miss Machos is amazing. He feels capable and with the desire to study every day!

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2005
Principal Lisa Garrison is a gem. ESL program attracts many foreigners, making this school more diverse and interesting than others in The Woodlands.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2005
This school is very student oriented. Their academic achievments speak for themselves. The teachers and other staff take a true interest in the children. My son's teacher was wonderful about communicating with me and listening to my input. The school also heavily promotes parent involvement. I am definitely happy with my son's experience at Lamar.

- submitted by a parent

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Lamar Elementary School
1300 Many Pines Road, Spring, TX  77380
(832) 592-5800
Last modified Lamar Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lamar Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top