Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen recently visited Lamar Middle School.  Read about her experience at Lamar.

Austin ISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen recently visited Lamar Middle School.  Read about her experience at Lamar.

Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a middle school serving 6th - 8th grades in the AISD system. 

We seek to provide our students with a safe environment and to challenge them to become successful, motivated, life-long learners by maintaining and supporting cooperative teaching and learning opportunities.


About Lamar

Lamar Middle School has a rich history and tradition. The campus opened in 1955. The school is named after Mirabeau B. Lamar, a hero of the Texas Revolution and second president of the Republic of Texas.

School Goals

  • All students will achieve academic success.
  • All students will be provided with a safe and cooperative learning environment.
  • All students will develop a sense of community that encourages an awareness of the diversity in today's society.


Volunteer at Lamar

There are so many ways to get involved at Lamar Middle School, from joining PTA to helping with ongoing committees, our Scottie Dads program that encourages Dads to get involved on campus, and helping to keep the Lamar campus beautiful. 

Learn about the volunteer opportunities available and get connected at Lamar!

Staff Directory

Click here for the 2013-2014 Lamar Staff Email Directory.

Lamar News & Events

For news and the latest information about what's happening at Lamar, look at the Calendar or the WAAG (Week at a Glance).

Lamar 2014 Transition Camp Dates Announced

Session 1 August 5-6, 2014 from 10AM-1PM 
Session 2 August 7-8, 2014 from 10AM-1PM 


2014 Latino Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs

View invitation for more information


Letter from AISD Board President 

April 14, 2014

Dear AISD Families,

Earlier today, Dr. Meria Carstarphen informed me that she had formally accepted the position of superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. On behalf of the entire board, I want to congratulate Dr. Cartstarphen and thank her for her five years of service to our district. We wish her the very best as she leaves the district for this new chapter in her life.

Tomorrow, the board expects to appoint an interim superintendent to lead the district until a permanent superintendent is hired. The board will also take action on a Request for Proposals for the selection of a firm to assist in the search for a permanent superintendent. This Special Board Meeting starts at 7 p.m.and is open to the public. Click here to view the agenda.

I want to assure our school community that the district will continue moving forward as we end this school year. The Board of Trustees is committed to continuing the progress that was made under Dr. Carstarphen’s tenure.

As we begin our search for a permanent superintendent, we will keep our community informed of our progress and involved in the selection of a strong leader for our district. You can continue to visit the superintendent search website for up-to-date information about the process.

Thank you,
Vincent Torres
Austin ISD Board of Trustees


Open House at Lamar!

Thursday, April 17 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am in the Library.  Tours will be given - no registration necessary!


Revision to the Make-up and Late Work Due Date Calendar for the Remainder of 2013-14

Because of the overwhelming amount of late work and make-up work this school year, the due dates for each grading cycle will be moved up one week.  Please see below for the adjusted due dates by grading cycle:

            Cycle 3 (Nov 12 – Dec 20)  -  Due date will be Dec 12 (A-day) & 13 (B-day)

            Cycle 4 (Jan 7 – Feb 21)  -  Due date will be Feb 13 (A-day) & Feb 14 (B-day)

            Cycle 5 (Feb 24 – April 17)  -  Due date will be Apr 10 (A-day) & Apr 11 (B-day)

            Cycle 6 (Apr 21 – Jun 5)  -  Due date will be May 28 (A-day) and May 29 (B-day)

The above dates will also be visible on the 2-week agendas starting with the spring semester.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Austin School District will begin accepting requests for school transfers for the 2013-2014 school year beginning on Monday, January 7, 2013. Requests may be submitted to the Office of Student Services (Room A200), Carruth Administration Center, located at 1111 West Sixth Street during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Applications for priority transfers and non-priority transfers that are to be considered in the first round lottery process will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013.


Lamar Fine Arts Academy

** NEW  **  Frequently Asked Questions and Important Deadlines

The Fine Arts Academy (FAA) at Lamar Middle School is pleased to provide an inspiring and robust program for students across Austin for the purpose of pursuing an accelerated arts curriculum as fine arts majors.  Lamar FAA offers its students both meaningful and enriching opportunities in the areas of visual arts, dance, band, orchestra, choral music, drama, classical guitar, piano, digital arts and media, as well as our nationally recognized Lamar Jazz Band.  Lamar FAA attracts a vastly diverse student body from across the city, including students from private, charter and parochial schools.  Additionally, as the primary feeder school for McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, we are strongly aligned with McCallum's fine arts programs.  Lamar FAA is Austin's top choice for middle school fine arts, as we strive to provide every student with a fulfilling and all encompassing middle school experience that nurtures the whole child.  In short, our academic programs are comprehensive and rigorous, our athletic programs are dynamic, our parent and community involvement is flourishing, and most importantly, our student body is happy.  We are Lamar!