Lanier Middle School

  • Lanier Middle School serves 1,469 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lanier Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Lanier Middle School's student population of 1,469 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lanier Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lanier Middle School is 0.75, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#104 out of 7999 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
18%
4%
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Hispanic
32%
52%
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Black
13%
13%
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White
33%
28%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.750.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHouston Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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! :)
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5  
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.
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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.
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