Lanier Middle School
Lanier Middle School serves 1,411 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 6-8
- Students: 1,411 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 69%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5% in TX
- Math Proficiency: 80% (Top 5%)
- Reading Proficiency: 83% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
Lanier Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Lanier Middle School's student population of 1,411 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Lanier Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#196 out of 8043 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
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! :)
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.
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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