Total students

3,388

Students per teacher

23.1

Houston ISD: 18.7

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

9.1 years

Houston ISD: 10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

93 %

Houston ISD: 80.5%

Statewide: 89.1%

Lamar High School is a high school in Houston, TX, in the Houston ISD school district. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 3,388 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 52.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 5.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,539, which is $2,014 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Lamar High School was 1419. The average ACT score was 23.2. In the Class of 2016, 93% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.3%.

Contact information

Website

www.houstonisd.org

Address

3325 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098-1003

Office phone number

(713) 522-5960

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Lamar High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 04. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 04.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

3,388

African American

1,115 (32.9%)

Houston ISD: 23.9%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

15 (0.4%)

Houston ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

158 (4.7%)

Houston ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

1,223 (36.1%)

Houston ISD: 62.1%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

6 (0.2%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

814 (24%)

Houston ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

57 (1.7%)

Houston ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

32.9%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

4.7%

Hispanic

36.1%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

24.0%

Two or more races

1.7%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

52.2 %

Houston ISD: 67.5%

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

47.7 %

Houston ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

4.9 %

Houston ISD: 31.8%

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

52.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

47.7%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

5.3 %

Houston ISD: 31.9%

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

72.4 %

Houston ISD: 19%

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

27.3 %

Houston ISD: 15.1%

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

4.8 %

Houston ISD: 7%

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

5.3%

Career and technical

72.4%

Gifted and talented

27.3%

Special education

4.8%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Houston ISD: Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

93 %

Houston ISD: 80.5%

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

91.5 %

Houston ISD: 78.8%

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

Masked

Houston ISD: 70.7%

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

100 %

Houston ISD: 94.5%

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

92.5 %

Houston ISD: 80.3%

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston ISD: 76.2%

Statewide: 88%

White

93.4 %

Houston ISD: 81.2%

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

100 %

Houston ISD: 78.9%

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

91.5%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

92.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

93.4%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1.3 %

Houston ISD: 4%

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

0 %

Houston ISD: 6.9%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

1.7 %

Houston ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Houston ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.3 %

Houston ISD: 3.9%

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Houston ISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 2.6%

White

0.9 %

Houston ISD: 4.9%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Houston ISD: 3.5%

Statewide: 1.5%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

56.4 %

Houston ISD: 36.8%

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

48.1 %

Houston ISD: 29.6%

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

83.3 %

Houston ISD: 30.6%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

76.3 %

Houston ISD: 73.1%

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

52.1 %

Houston ISD: 35.7%

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Houston ISD: 40.5%

Statewide: 25.1%

White

67.3 %

Houston ISD: 45.7%

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

56.5 %

Houston ISD: 43.8%

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

45.8 %

Houston ISD: 37.2%

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

27.7 %

Houston ISD: 17.4%

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

80 %

Houston ISD: 22.7%

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

64.4 %

Houston ISD: 77.1%

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

43.2 %

Houston ISD: 31.4%

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Houston ISD: 40%

Statewide: 48%

White

58.5 %

Houston ISD: 67%

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

38.5 %

Houston ISD: 56.2%

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1419

Houston ISD: 1251

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

23.2

Houston ISD: 21.1

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

60.4 %

Houston ISD: 40.2%

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

53.2 %

Houston ISD: 33.8%

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

49.7 %

Houston ISD: 29.9%

Statewide: 38.7%

English

60.4%

Math

53.2%

English + Math

49.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

146.6

African American

33.9 (23.1%)

Houston ISD: 36.2%

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

1 (0.7%)

Houston ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

8.9 (6.1%)

Houston ISD: 5.3%

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

23.6 (16.1%)

Houston ISD: 28.6%

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Houston ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

75.2 (51.3%)

Houston ISD: 28.3%

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

4 (2.7%)

Houston ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

22.8 (15.5%)

Houston ISD: 6.1%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

72.1 (49.2%)

Houston ISD: 67.1%

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

44.8 (30.5%)

Houston ISD: 25.3%

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

7 (4.8%)

Houston ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

23.1

Houston ISD: 18.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

9.1 years

Houston ISD: 10.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$54,539

Houston ISD: $53,471

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$54,150

Houston ISD: $50,541

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$51,027

Houston ISD: $50,294

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$52,757

Houston ISD: $51,777

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$54,831

Houston ISD: $53,872

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$69,068

Houston ISD: $63,191

Statewide: $60,913

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