Lamar High School

202 W 7th
Lamar, MO 64759
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Lamar High School serves 398 students in grades 9-12.
Lamar High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Lamar High School's student population of 398 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Lamar High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lamar High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1438 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
87%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lamar High School's ranking?
Lamar High School is ranked #1438 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Lamar High School often compared to?
Lamar High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Golden City High School, Liberal High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Lamar High School?
The graduation rate of Lamar High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 89%.
How many students attend Lamar High School?
398 students attend Lamar High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Lamar High School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lamar High School?
Lamar High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Lamar High School offer ?
Lamar High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Lamar High School part of?
Lamar High School is part of Lamar R-I School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 398 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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