Masks by Lamar Art Students and Artwork by E. Cordes

Masks by Lamar Art Students and Artwork by E. Cordes

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

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.

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.

Congratulations to Ms. Nicole Edward - Lamar Middle School Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Julia Stevens - Lamar Middle School Teacher of Promise!

Summer Art Opportunities at Lamar Middle School - click here!

Teen Summer Reading Program - click here for summer reading fun!

Attention Young Writers:  Enter the Texas Teen Book Festival 2016 Fiction Writing Contest - click here for more info!


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).

Staff Directory

Click here for the 2015-2016 Lamar Staff Email Directory.


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!


                      THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Austin Ortho Arts              Texas Honda            Birds Barbershop    

Office Leasing Advisors

Congratulations to Lamar's playwrights who were finalists in the regional Young Playwrights for Change contest!  Runners-up were Skyla R., Isabel S., and Muriel T; 3rd place was Olivia S., 2nd place was Blair K. and Catie M. won FIRST place!  These students were able to see their plays performed before an audience at ZACH Theatre.  Great job!

McCallum Summer Basketball Camp!  Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders (boys and girls) - come get some great basketball training this summer at camp!  Camp will be held at McCallum HS on July 11 through July 14, 2016 - 6th and 7th graders times are from 9 am - 12 pm and 8th and 9th graders times are from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Click here for registration information.  Registration ends July 5 - register soon!

Instructions for Using Google "Classroom" - click here.  We will be using Google "Classroom" to view the 2-week agenda for each class, communicate with your teachers, turn-in assignments, access teacher websites and much more.

6th grade Transition Camp - EITHER - Session 1 - August 1st and 2nd OR Session 2 - August 3rd and 4th.  Both sessions are from 10am - 1 pm.  Register at

Registration for Lamar is on Wednesday, August 10 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Orientation for new 7th and 8th graders will be on Thursday, August 11 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am at Lamar.


Click here for the school cash online store!

Scottie Dad Program

Calling all dads, granddads, uncles, brothers…we need you!  The Lamar Middle School Scottie Dad Program is ready to kick off the 2015-2016 school year! This program is designed to increase the adult male presence on our campus, while building quality relationships between our parents and students. Scottie Dads help increase student safety during all three lunch periods, while keeping connected with their child's school life and experiences.  You can sign up for all three lunch periods or just parts of the lunch periods...your help and time is much appreciated no matter what. 


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!

Scholars' Video Challenge

Click here for information on The Scholars' Video Challenge - Student Production Guide! and here for "Quick Shot" Grading Rubric and "Unit Review" Grading Rubric!