Lamar Academy

  • Lamar Academy serves 124 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥50% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥80% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lamar Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Lamar Academy's student population of 124 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students124 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lamar Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lamar Academy is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#5013 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥50%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥80%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
98%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
2%
28%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.040.64
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Graduation Rate85-89%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lamar Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMcallen Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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