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. 

Mission - Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy is a caring community with diverse programs that engage all students in meaningful and creative learning opportunities that will prepare them for the future.

Vision - Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy will be recognized for its excellence in developing the whole child by providing rigorous academic programs and creative opportunities in order to meet the challenges of a competitive, global society.


School Goals

  • All students will grow in a healthy and responsible way by learning through their own social and emotional experiences.
  • All students will achieve success in their academic and elective programs.
  • 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 2014-2015 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).



Click here for the first edition of the weekly Scottie Newsletter!


(You may receive other supply lists on your first day of class) 

One (1) key or combination lock (Master quality)  ****   Four (4) single-subject spirals (college or wide rule)

(As needed) Notebook paper (college or wide rule) **** One (1) binder with dividers or an organizer-binder

(As needed) #2 pencils and black or blue pens **** One (1) box of Kleenex tissue (place on cafeteria stage)

One (1) Ream of printers paper (place on cafeteria stage) 

P.E. requires a grey t-shirt and black shorts; Dance requires all black (you will recieve more details on first day of class)

2014-2015 Reflections Program

KICK START YOUR YEAR WITH SOME SUMMER FUN! This coming year’s theme for Reflections is “The World would Be A Better Place If…”  PTA Presidents, Reflections Chairs, Teachers and Parents, NOW is the perfect time to start discussions with your students about ways to be creative this summer as they relax, play and travel. View more information.

Garden and Grounds Coordinator Needed

This person would work with Lamar science teachers to publicize and coordinate 2-4 garden workdays each year (recruiting volunteers, providing coffee and light snacks, etc).  Also help with yearly garden maintenance and increasing campus and community awareness about the sustainability projects that we have on campus.  It’s a great way for Lamar families to get to know each other, and if more people were involved, it would spread the workload.  Please email if you are interested or have questions.

Important Summer Dates

After August 6 - open Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 4 pm

Lamar 2014 Transition Camp Dates Announced (for incoming 6th graders)

Session 1 August 5-6, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 12 PM 


Session 2 August 7-8, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 12 PM

Please RSVP for either Session 1 or Session 2 by emailing us at or call us at 512/414-4506.  Leave your child's full legal name and the session number that he/she will attend.

Incoming 7th and 8th graders new to Lamar can attend an orientation session on Friday, August 15 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.  No registration needed - just show up.  

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!