Lanier Middle School

2600 Woodhead St
Houston, TX 77098
(School attendance zone shown in map)
10/
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Top 5%
Serving 1,415 students in grades 6-8, Lanier Middle School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 5% in TX
  • : 73% (Top 5%)
  • : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lanier Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Lanier Middle School's student population of 1,415 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,415 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
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School Rankings

Lanier Middle School ranks within the top 5% of all 8,079 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lanier Middle School is 0.76, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
#136 out of 8079 schools
(Top 5%)
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73%
37%
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82%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
20%
5%
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Hispanic
29%
53%
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Black
12%
13%
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White
32%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.76
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lanier Middle School's ranking?
Lanier Middle School is ranked #136 out of 8,079 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Lanier Middle School often compared to?
Lanier Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pin Oak Middle School, T H Rogers School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
73% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% TX state average), while 82% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% TX state average).
How many students attend Lanier Middle School?
1,415 students attend Lanier Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
32% of Lanier Middle School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Asian, 12% of students are Black, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lanier Middle School?
Lanier Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Lanier Middle School offer ?
Lanier Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Lanier Middle School part of?
Lanier Middle School is part of Houston ISD School District.

School Reviews

5   10/10/2014
Lanier middle school is a really good middle school. I think most of the teachers are really good and there are lots of electives to choose from. I think its a really good school! :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - eduar
5   7/3/2013
This school has a very high standard. The students here are wonderful and bright and have the teachers that fit comfortably within their learning range.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - dcmoh
2   2/25/2011
Would I recommend this school? Hmmm, a question that of course is completely dependent on your particular child. Submitting applications to other academic options is NOT a bad idea for Lanier Middle School falls terribly short in providing a comfortable, respectful environment that is developmentally appropriate for middle school aged children. You will find a few of the best teachers your child will ever come across but the reality is the majority are not. They are the teachers you cringe that your child may have. And they will have more than one. It saddens me that a school with such a strong past is hanging on to that reputation for it's glory when the present is a different story. It saddens me more that these extremely bright, sensitive, earnest children are belittled and intimidated when there is so much potential for amazing. Our children are a gift to you Lanier Middle School.
- Posted by Parent - fore1

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 73% (Top 5%)
  • : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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