Lamar High School

Lamar High School serves 2,865 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Lamar High School operates within the Arlington Independent School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2865 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 173 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,865 students
Lamar High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 173 teachers
Lamar High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lamar High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.99. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Lamar High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
3%
Lamar High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
35%
50%
Lamar High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
27%
13%
Lamar High School Black (1988-2012)
White
30%
31%
Lamar High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lamar High School Sch Ethnicity Lamar High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.99
Lamar High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
44%
Lamar High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Lamar High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 64,852 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Arlington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
77
3
Number of Students Managed 64,852 766
Arlington Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 80%
Arlington Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $550 MM n/a
Arlington Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $514 MM n/a
Arlington Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,721 $0
Arlington Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,156 $0
Arlington Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jean Massieu Academy (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Shackelford J High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Butler Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Arlington Shackelford J High School
    2000 North Fielder Rd
    Arlington , TX , 76012
    (682)867-3600
    0.4  mi  |  772  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Arlington Butler Elementary School
    2121 Margaret Dr
    Arlington , TX , 76012
    (682)867-1010
    0.5  mi  |  679  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Arlington Turning Point Alter J High School
    Alternative School
    2209 North Davis Dr
    Arlington , TX , 76012
    (682)867-3050
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  61  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Arlington Roquemore Elementary School
    2001 Van Buren Dr
    Arlington , TX , 76011
    (682)867-3500
    0.9  mi  |  700  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arlington Webb Elementary School
    1200 North Cooper St
    Arlington , TX , 76011
    (682)867-4300
    1  mi  |  926  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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