1900 South 11th Street
Lamar, CO 81052
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Lamar High School serves 462 students in grades 9-12.
Lamar High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in CO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lamar High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Lamar High School's student population of 462 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Lamar High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lamar High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#984 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
59%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
39%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lamar High School's ranking?

Lamar High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% CO state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO 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 Colorado state average of 80%.

How many students attend Lamar High School?

462 students attend Lamar High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

59% of Lamar High School students are Hispanic, 39% of students are White, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Lamar High School?

Lamar High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.

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 School District No. Re-2.

School Reviews

1   8/18/2020
Lamar High School sounds great on reviews. Unfortunately, it is not enough. We moved from Lamar,CO to Georgia and we found out that LHS is not a national credited school so my son cannot graduate high school until he test all the classes he took in LHS all over again.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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