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High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.
Lamar High School is a secondary school located at Houston, Texas, United States. It serves grades 9 to 12 and is a part of the Houston Independent School. James McSwain is the principal of the school. Total 3,429 students were there till 2004-2005 school year.  Its mascot is Redskins and  school colors are red and blue. Houston ISD provides school buses for students who live more than two miles away from the school or who have major obstacles between their houses and the school. Students are eligible if they are zoned to Lamar or are in the Lamar magnet program. Lamar High School has about 85 different organizations and clubs.
Lamar High School was established in 1936. Earlier the Southampton Civic Club attempted to persuade Houston ISD to build Lamar at a lot along Kirby and West Alabama but the attempt failed and Lamar was built across from River Oaks. The construction began in 1933 and was completed in 1936. The first graduating class of Lamar was the class of 1936. The school opened as an all-white high school. Lamar grew rapidly to the point where Robert E. Lee High School was built in 1962 to relieve Lamar.
Lamar High School is denoted as having a business magnet program offering a wide array of business management courses, as well as cooperation with the Houston business community to provide internships and university scholarships. It also has the International Baccalaureate program. Lamar High School is the largest IB, the International Baccalaureate World School in the world. More students at Lamar have graduated with an IB Diploma than any other IB school in the world.

As the school is about to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Lamar Alumni Assosiation started a campaign to improve the school. Other improvements include, the Horticulture Center, theater, campus fence, library, south courtyard, Grand plaza, college corner, JROTC, the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps center and many more. The goal of Lamar High School is to offer the quality training that is vital if students wish to attain the skills required to gain an aggressive edge in the business world today.

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