Photo: Emma Robb, 8th Grade Student at Lamar

Photo: Emma Robb, 8th Grade Student 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.

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).

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 Book Fair!

December 1st - December 5th - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday hours 7:45 am - 3:45 pm.  Thursday 7:45 am - 7:30 pm.  Books make great gifts!

Tutoring Schedule for 2014-2015 School Year

Tuesday, October 7 through May 20 - After school tutoring - 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

ELA and Social Studies - with Ms. Flores in Room 403

Math and Science - with Ms. Contreras in Room 407


Open House Date for 2014-2015 School Year

Lamar will only hold ONE open house this school year - December 11, 2014 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am.  We will begin in the library and have tours of the school provided by PTA volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to see what Lamar is about!

8th graders!  Thinking about applying to The McCallum Fine Arts Academy?  MFAA is offering these two events this fall to families interested in applying:

1) TOURS: Small-group tours, every Monday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM from October 20th through December 8th. For parent and student. FREE.  Register at:

 2) WORKSHOPS: Students work with McCallum faculty to prepare for their portfolio review or audition; parents attend an informational session given at the same time. December 13th; Sessions run from 9:00 - 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. $15/session.  Register at:


COMMENDED WINNERS OF THE 2014 NATIONAL JAZZ HONORS - MARK OF EXCELLENCE!  Click here for the complete list of winners.

Congratulations to Lamar Orchestra All-Region players! 

Way to go Sophia S., Amelia P., Laura D., Celeste C., Ian S., Jack M., Erin C., and Issac M.!

Congratulations to Lamar Band All-Region players! 

Great job!  Robert A. - clarinet, Alexandra C. - flute, Dan T.- Bassoon, Robby B. - Alto saxophone, Matt L. - Tenor saxophone and Molly M. - trombone! 

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.

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 2014-2015 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. 

Lamar Fine Arts Academy

**NEW** 2015-2016 Fine Arts Academy Handbook and Application

** NEW  **  Fine Arts Strand Sequences and Frequently Asked Questions

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!

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