Lamar Middle School sits quietly on a vast piece of land
in the Heights section of the city of Laredo. It began its academic
mission fifty years ago as the second junior high school in the Laredo
Independent School District. The staff consisted of thirty-six people
including teachers, a matron, and a secretary to the principal.
the night of October 10, 1972, Lamar suffered a setback. The southern
section of Lamar Junior High caught fire. The students made it known
that it would take more than a fire to destroy their school spirit, and
school classes were carried on.
By 1974 the staff had grown to sixty-three teachers and other paraprofessional personnel.
1983, the system changed and junior highs became middle schools. Lamar
Junior High then became Lamar Middle School, housing close to fifteen
hundred students and over one hundred teachers and personnel.
In August 2003, our administrators, faculty, staff, and students began a new academic year in our beautiful new school.
remains one of the finest middle schools in our community because of
the dedication of the administration, faculty, staff and students.