Lamar High School (Houston)
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Lamar High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in Houston, Texas, United States. Lamar's IB Diploma programs is one of two in the Houston Independent School District and consistently graduates the largest number of IB Diploma diploma candidates in Texas.
|Lamar High School|
3325 Westheimer Road
|Motto||French: Va t'en aux étoiles|
(Reach for the Stars)
|School district||Houston Independent School District (Houston ISD)|
|Color(s)||Red, Blue, White |
|Athletics conference||University Interscholastic League (UIL)|
|Communities served||West University Place, most of Southside Place|
Wisdom zone w/ Lamar option: Parts of Houston, small sections of Hunters Creek Village and Piney Point Village
|Website||Lamar's Home Page|
Lamar High School, was established in 1936 in honored memory of Mirabeau B. Lamar (1798–1859), a leader in the Texas Revolution and the second President of the Republic of Texas. Lamar has a four-year program, serving grades 9 through 12.
The school is located in the Upper Kirby district, serving the Houston neighborhoods of River Oaks and Montrose, the incorporated city of West University Place, a portion of the city of Southside Place, and other Houston subdivisions. Lamar offers neighborhood, Advanced Placement, and IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate) programs. It also hosts a business magnet program offering business management courses that works in conjuncture with the Houston business community to provide internships and university scholarships.
Lamar's mascot for its sports teams is the Lamar Texans and as of 2019 Rita Graves is the principal.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Academics and student performance
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Seal and motto
- 7 Uniforms
- 8 Neighborhoods served
- 9 Athletics
- 10 Organizations and clubs
- 11 Sister schools
- 12 Feeder patterns
- 13 Notable alumni
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 Notes
- 17 Further reading
- 18 External links
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Founding and early historyEdit
In the 19th century Michael Louis Westheimer, a German immigrant who arrived in Houston in 1859, bought a 640-acre (2.6 km2) farm at an auction for $2.50 per acre. On his property Westheimer established a school for local children, including some of his relatives from Germany. The path to the school became "Westheimer's Road," now called Westheimer Road.
The Houston Independent School District built and established Lamar on the former site of Westheimer's farm. Earlier the Southampton Civic Club attempted to persuade Houston ISD to build Lamar at a lot along Kirby and West Alabama; the attempt failed and Lamar was built across from River Oaks.
Lamar opened officially opened in 1937 as "Southwest High School" along Westheimer Road before changing its name soon after. The opening relieved pressure on San Jacinto High School in what is now Midtown. When the school opened it had 1,310 students, mostly from Bellaire, West University Place, Montrose, Southampton, and Southgate. In 1938 10% of the students resided in River Oaks.
William Broyles of the Texas Monthly wrote that in its pre-desegregation history Lamar was the public equivalent of an exclusive prep school and Houston's "society school". In that period Lamar was the designation of children of Houston's most prominent families who attended public high schools. Many students in the 1950s had referred to River Oaks Boulevard as the only street with a country club at both ends: one being the River Oaks Country Club, and the "other" was Lamar High School. Gregory Curtis of the Texas Monthly wrote that "Lamar has always had a reputation as a school of snobs" within Houston's public school system.
Lamar grew rapidly to the point where Robert E. Lee High School (now Margaret Long Wisdom High School) was built in 1962 to relieve Lamar. After its opening, Lee became Lamar's primary athletic rival.
Integration and IB eraEdit
Lamar racially integrated in the 1970s. Broyles wrote that Lamar integrated quietly and "not so much as an experiment in integration but simply as a school, a place where adolescents learn many things, some of them in the classroom." Due to integration many of the wealthier families instead sent their children to private schools.
Lamar became an IB school in 1982 and this program would later be complemented by the Business Administration Magnet Program established in 1989. In 1987 the school had held its 50th anniversary. It had sent invitations to Tommy Tune, Robert Foxworth, Jaclyn Smith, Tommy Sands, Carlin Glynn, Paula Prentiss, and Candy Tovar. The festivities included appearances from Mayor of Houston Kathy Whitmire, former Governor of Texas Mark White, former Mayor of Houston Fred Hofheinz, Superintendent of HISD Joan Raymond, and others were scheduled to give special presentations.
In September 1991 Lamar was one of 32 HISD schools that had capped enrollments: The school was at capacity and excess students had to attend other schools. Fran Callahan, a resident of the Old Braeswood neighborhood of Houston, founded the Lamar Alumni Association in 1998 and became its executive director. She decided to create an alumni association after she inquired about making a large-scale fundraising campaign and learned that Lamar, which had many famous individuals as alumni, had no alumni association.
In 2003 the class of 1953, which included business owners, a film producer, a Nobel prize winner, a nominee for U.S. Secretary of State and a former assistant of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, lawyers, engineers, and an architect, held its 50th reunion. A tour of the Lamar campus and a formal buffet and dance at the Houston Country Club was scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2003. A brunch was scheduled at the University Club in the morning of Sunday, November 9, 2003. In 2004, Tune performed at Lamar. Foxworth and Jaclyn Smith attended the performance.
Expansion of facilities and renovationEdit
The 2000s would bring speculation about Lamar's overcrowding and new attention to the school's need for new facilities. In 2007, 22% of high-school-age children zoned to Lamar chose to attend a different Houston ISD school. In 2010 Lamar, which has a capacity of 2,525, was 740 students over capacity. In 2010 Magnet Schools of America, a nonprofit, released a report recommending that Lamar's magnet program be abolished, due to overcrowding. In 2014 Terry Grier stated that Lamar should reduce its enrollment to around 3,000 students.
Rita Graves, previously principal at Roberts Elementary and Pin Oak Middle School, became the principal of Lamar in August 2018 arriving as the transition to the construction of the new building began.
In 2018, the HISD Bond project announced a $108 million dollar construction and renovation plan for the building. The plan includes major renovations to the existing historically significant portions of the north building and an entirely new classroom and instructional facility. As of 2019 the construction is near completion.
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The campus is located on the southern end of River Oaks Boulevard. The Lamar High School campus consists of four buildings, a baseball field, a football field, and tennis courts.
The North Building is a four-story building (including the basement level) which was the original building built in 1936. It consists of many classrooms, the main office, attendance office, magnet office, International Baccalaureate office, special education office, auditorium, band room, cooking room, and the choir room. It was built in a distinctive Art Deco style. The building was made of Texas limestone and the windows are the steel ribbon style. It consists of a single central block with the Ned S. Holmes Auditorium at the western end. The entrance to the theater is decorated by a relief map of Texas that indicates the state's mountain ranges and escarpment John F. Staub and Kenneth Franzheim designed it, while Lamar Q. Cato, Louis A. Glover, and Harry D. Payne assisted. An Italian American, Eraclito "Nino" Lenarduzzi, designed the map on the auditorium. Anna Mod, author of Building Modern Houston, wrote that the theater entrance uses "a more monumental and severe Moderne style".
In 2012 Greg Groogan of KRIV noted that the campus, prior to the late 2010s renovation, had experienced disrepair. The school at the time had insufficient facilities for its now larger student body. The 2019 renovation brought the destruction of the West and East buildings that served Lamar since the 1980s. The new instructional building on Babel Street include completely redone educational facilities and premier sports facilities.
The school has a large map of Texas on the wall of the performance hall. In 2012 Richard Connelly of the Houston Press ranked Lamar as the seventh most architecturally beautiful high school campus in Greater Houston, saying that it is "[d]efinitely one of the most distinctive schools in town."
John F. Staub and Kenneth Franzheim, two architects, designed Lamar's original buildings with Louis A. Glover, Lamar Q. Cato, and Harry D. Payne. The design uses a "Z-plan" which has the auditorium and shop wings on opposite ends of the academic block. Jay C. Henry, the author of Architecture in Texas: 1895-1945, write that the construction had "a more avant-garde expression."
As a filming locationEdit
The school is seen in the movie Rushmore. In Rushmore the campus is used as the setting for Grover Cleveland High School. Richard Connelly of the Houston Press said that the Lamar building "was ghetto'd up to look like a dilapidated inner-city school." The school was also featured in the Chuck Norris film: Sidekicks.
50th anniversary time capsuleEdit
On October 17, 1987, Lamar High School and its students celebrated its 50th anniversary by creating a time capsule to teach the students in the future how high school life was like in the 1980s. The time capsule was buried in front of Lamar's main entrance where it lies today. The plaque that marks where the time capsule lies is made from marble donated by the community of River Oaks and fundraising events held at Lamar at the time.
The plaque of Lamar's time capsule reads...
Lamar High School
Fiftieth Anniversary Time Capsule
HEREIN LIES MEMENTOS SELECTED BY STUDENTS AND GRADUATES OF LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY, SEALED ON OCTOBER 17TH, 1987. THE CAPSULE IS TO BE OPENED ON THE 50th ANNIVERSARY, THE YEAR 2037
2019 New CampusEdit
In 2017, ground was broken for the building of a new $108 million state-of-the-art campus. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019 and will preserve the significant architectural building structures of the old campus.
For the 2014-15 school year:
- African American: 31.1%
- Hispanic: 36.8%
- White: 26.1%
- American Indian: 0.2%
- Asian: 4.1%
- Pacific Islander: 0.2%
- Two or More Races: 1.5%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 47.7%
In the 2016-2017 school year, about 36% of the students were Hispanic, 32% were black, and 24% were white. Circa 2016 about 60% of the students attending Lamar live outside of the Lamar attendance boundary.
In 1967 the school had 2,040 students. Until 1970 HISD categorized Hispanic students as being White, so Jay P. Childers, author of The Evolving Citizen: American Youth and the Changing Norms of Democratic Engagement, wrote that in terms of ethnic ratios, "Exact numbers for the late 1960s are impossible to calculate" for that reason. As evidence that White students were the vast majority at that time, he used images from the school newspaper, The Lancer.
Childers wrote that ethnic change "seemed" to have quickly occurred after desegregation, citing the fact that in Spring 1974 African Americans made up six of twelve of the class officers and that in 1972 the cover of one issue of the Lancer showed a black male. Curtis wrote that the racial integration did not cause "unfortunate incidents" at the school. In 1975 there were 1,900 students. Due to the outflow of the very wealthy the school was increasingly made up of middle-class students, and some students were of lower income backgrounds: 100 of them rented their own apartments.
As of 1975 about 33% of Lamar's students were black. Many black parents sent their children to Lamar because of the school's strong academic reputation. By 1975 black students became members of clubs and the cheerleader corps of Lamar, and the student council president and "Lady of Lamar" was black. Curtis wrote that black students who did not wish to associate with whites often did not participate in the social environment while whites who did not wish to associate with blacks were still able to participate in that environment. Some black students emphasized with friends attending other schools who criticized them for going to Lamar that they only attended the school. Curtis wrote that some Lamar white students felt that "going to school with blacks [was] a duty they must perform, a quirk of history they must indulge."
In 2006 Lisa Viator from the Houston Chronicle stated that between the 1950s and 2006 the school had transitioned from "an exclusive suburban institution" to a multiethnic urban high school. As of 2010 the Lamar campus was built to accommodate 2,525 students but housed an additional 740 students as of the 2010–2011 school year. It is one of the most popular high schools for transferring in HISD and is one of the most ethnically diverse in the city.
Academics and student performanceEdit
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In 2008 William G. Ouchi, author of Making Schools Work: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need, stated that Lamar was one of the two "elite" public high schools in Houston along with Bellaire High School. In 1979, Al Reinert of Texas Monthly stated that Lamar was historically one of the two elite public high schools in all of Texas, along with Highland Park High School near Dallas. Laura Nathan-Garner, author of the second edition of the Insiders' Guide to Houston (2012), wrote that Lamar was "considered one of the area's best public high schools."
In January 2015 the school began issuing laptop computers to all students. Several classes now use the "flipped classroom" model where the teacher uploads lectures that may be viewed over the internet at any time, while hands-on work is done in the classroom.
In the pre-desegregation period just about all Lamar students matriculated to colleges and universities. After desegregation in the 1970s and the resulting social class changes, the percentage of students moving on to colleges and universities was down to about 66% by 1975. At that time there were declines in the National Merit Qualifying Exam and SAT test scores.
In 2007, Lamar was ranked as in Jay Mathews Newsweek's lists of the top high schools in the United States. Many students in other parts of Houston ISD transfer to Lamar to escape home schools that do not have a good academic performance, causing the attendance figures of those schools to suffer.
In 2007 Todd Spivak of the Houston Press reported about the magazine's feature "These Kids Go to the Best Public High School in Houston." Spivak said that Lamar High School, which he described as "well-regarded," received a lower rating due to a 66% graduation rate. Dr. Robert Sanborn, president, and CEO of the Children at Risk organization said that there was an achievement gap at Lamar between the top-performing students and the lowest-performing students.
Houston ISD provides school buses for students who live more than two miles (3 km) 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.
Seal and mottoEdit
Before fall 2006, Lamar maintained a dress code allowing for students to wear most types of clothing. Starting in the 2006–2007 school year, the school requires school uniforms. Uniforms consist of monogrammed navy or white Lamar polo shirts and khaki bottoms. All shoe types are permitted, including flip-flops; female students are allowed to wear plaid skirts. The Texas Education Agency specifies that the parents and/or guardians of students zoned to a school with uniforms may apply for a waiver to opt out of the uniform policy so their children do not have to wear the uniform; parents must specify "bona fide" reasons, such as religious reasons or philosophical objections. Alice Davidson, a Lamar student who wrote the "Screaming in the Halls" column in the "Yo! Houston" section of the Houston Chronicle, said that the Lamar uniform is similar to that of the St. John's School.
Of the more than twenty HISD high schools that, as of 2007, had a standardized dress code or uniforms, Lamar was the only one that had a White plurality. The principal, James McSwain, cited safety concerns with a world after the Columbine High School massacre and the September 11, 2001 attacks as the reason for the school's adoption of uniforms. The newly created policy received opposition from some students and parents; the policy was criticized in the May 16, 2006 Houston Chronicle by Davidson in her column. The Houston Chronicle printed a feature about the Lamar uniform policy in the August 22, 2006 edition of the Yo! section; the feature was written by Jessica Silverman, a student at Lamar as of 2006.
In summer 2009, summer school students at Lamar were required to buy a uniform that differed from the regular Lamar uniform.
Within Lamar attendance boundaryEdit
Many parts of Houston west of Downtown that are inside the 610 Loop are zoned to Lamar. River Oaks, Afton Oaks, Upper Kirby, Avalon Place, Avondale, Southgate, Morningside Place, Highland Village, Shadyside, West Lane Place, Lynn Park, Oak Estates, Royden Oaks, Old Braeswood, Boulevard Oaks, Southampton Place, most of Cottage Grove, Sunset Terrace, Broadacres, Ranch Estates, Rice Village, Rice Military, Crestwood/Glen Cove, Weslayan Plaza, the portions of Braeswood Place east of Stella Link and north of South Braeswood (including Braes Heights and Braes Oaks), most of Midtown, a small portion of Riverside Terrace, and the Neartown area (including Montrose, Cherryhurst, Westmoreland, Courtlandt Place, Hyde Park, Richwood, Lancaster Place, Castle Court, and North Montrose) are also zoned to Lamar. Laura Nathan-Garner, author of the second edition of the Insiders' Guide to Houston (2012), wrote that "Many children in [River Oaks] attend [Lamar]".
Rice Village Apartments, the Rice University graduate housing complexes that admit families, is zoned to this school; Morningside Square, a Rice University complex which was formerly in operation and also housed families, was also zoned to Lamar. 7900 Cambridge and 1885 El Paseo, the student housing properties of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, are also zoned to Lamar. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) employee housing complex, Laurence H. Favrot Tower Apartments, was also zoned to Lamar; On August 31, 2012 the complex closed.
In the 1970s most of the neighborhoods in Lamar's attendance zone were middle and upper middle class, with the exception of the very wealthy River Oaks. As of 1975 the boundaries were roughly Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) to the North, the Brays Bayou to the South, Montrose Boulevard to the East, and the 610 Loop to the west.
with Lamar as an optionEdit
Students residing in the Margaret Long Wisdom attendance zone, including the Uptown district and the neighborhoods of Briarmeadow, Briargrove, Briarcroft, Gulfton, Larchmont, Tanglewilde, St. George Place (Lamar Terrace), Shenandoah, Tanglewood, West Oaks, Woodlake Forest, Jeanetta, Sharpstown Country Club Estates, and small portions of Westchase east of Gessner, may go to Lamar, Margaret Long Wisdom High, or Westside High. Small portions of the cities of Hunters Creek Village and Piney Point Village are zoned to Margaret Long Wisdom with options for Lamar and Westside.
Lamar High School teams are Lamar Texans. Prior to this, they were Redskins; this nickname was phased out and replaced with the "Texans," as "Redskins" is considered by some[who?] to be derogatory to the Native American population. In April 2014 the HISD school board decided to rename remaining sports team names of Confederate and Native American mascots owing to fears of appearing culturally insensitive. Each school submitted its main choices to the HISD administration. The majority of Lamar students voted for Texian, but the school adopted "Texan" because HISD board members believed "Texan" was better than "Texian" since the latter could be culturally insensitive. During the Redskin era, the school had a statue called "Big Red," a depiction of a Native American.
Lamar Texans' archrivals are the Bellaire High Cardinals from Houston suburb Bellaire, Texas. Their main competitions are soccer and baseball. In previous eras the primary athletic rival was Lee High School. American football games were the primary outlet of this rivalry, but it manifested itself in other ways; in 1975 Gregory Curtis of the Texas Monthly wrote that "the respective Key Clubs know year by year which club has sold more grapefruit in the Christmas drive and more tickets to the spring Pancake Breakfast." According to Curtis, the rivalry "is as natural as it is intense" because the schools had students from the same social class and general geographic area.
Historically the cheerleading program at Lamar was very prominent. In the 1970s female and male students aspired to become cheerleaders. Curtis stated that being a cheerleader gave students the popularity needed to be elected in student government and club positions, such as the student body president, Key Club president, president of the Ramal club, and the president of the Pow Wow club. A male student interviewed by Curtis stated that cheerleaders had more status than American football players.
Lamar won the 1953 4A State Football Championship beating Odessa 33-7.
Lamar won the 1969 State Baseball championship.
The men's lacrosse team won the state championships in 1989 and 1995 and were state runner-ups in 1999 and 2001. The women's lacrosse team won the state championship in 1999 and 2011. The 2011 Women's Varsity team had five players named to the US Lacrosse Academic American Team.
The Lamar Redskins American football program teams have reached the playoffs 30 times, which ties Baytown Lee for the highest-ranking team in Greater Houston area. In 2012, the Redskins reached the Texas 5A Division 1 Football Championship and lost to the Allen High School (Allen, Texas) Eagles, 35-21. Lamar's football program has regularly advanced to state eliminations rounds, meeting teams from more rural areas of Texas. As of 1979 the team has historically received large booster support and was made up of sons of oil businessmen. Al Reinert of Texas Monthly described the team as one of two "on-and-off football powers".
Other sports at the school include:
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Track & Field
- Water Polo 
Organizations and clubsEdit
Lamar High School has several organizations and clubs.
Special Interest American Field Service, Amnesty International, Animal Welfare Society, Asian Cultural Society, Automotive Innovative Installation Design, Best Buddies, Bike Club, Biology Club, Breakfast Club, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Beyonce Club, Christian Student Union, Culinary Arts, Computer Service Club, Drama Club, Debate Club, Entrepreneurs of America, Field Hockey, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Club, French Club, Frolf (Frisbee Golf/ Disc Golf) Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Gay-Straight Alliance, German Club, Hispanic Club, Golf, Ice hockey, Industrial Technology Club, Italian Club, Japanese Club, La Vida Dulce, Loading Dock Productions, Lacrosse, PACE, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club Pokémon Club, Russian Club, RAMAL Scrabble Club, Skateboarding Club, Sub Log Indian Club, Technology Student Association, Ultimate, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Club, Young Ladies of Distinction, Young Democrats Young Libertarians, Young Republican Club of America, Wichocolate, Pow-Wowerade, Robotics ( FRC, VEX)
Performing Arts Band – Marching & Concert, Concert Women, Choir, Choraliers, Concert Band, Dance / Dance Theatre, Drama Club/Thespians, Jazz Studio, Madrigals, Orchestra, Poets Alive, Arrowettes Drill Team.
Academics and Honors Academic Decathlon, Arrowhead (4.0 + GPA), Debate, DECA (Marketing Club), French National Honor Society, German National Honor Society, Russian Club, IB Diploma Candidates, Latin Honor Society, Magnet School, Math Club (Mu Alpha Theta), National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Quill and Scroll, Quiz Bowl, Spanish National Honor Society.
Service and Spirit Cheerleaders, Diamonds, Interact, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Key Club, Muslim Student Association, Arrowettes Drill Team, Senior Class, Wakonda (Freshmen Club), Warriors.
NewsLamar Life (Newspaper), Orenda (Yearbook).
Leadership Lamar Student Council.
Technology Lamar Robotics Club
Lamar Life is a full-color quarterly news magazine. Childers described it as resembling "a strange blending of Newsweek and Teen Vogue." The school newspaper was previously The Lancer. Childers wrote that the Lancer during the mid-1990s "took a decidedly downward turn" and in 2000 was ended. Lamar Life began in its place. Lamar High School has its own news broadcast station called Lamar Cable Television.
In the 1970s the school had various social clubs, some intended for boys and some intended for girls. The Lamar administration did not permit the establishment of fraternities and sororities. In 1975 Mirabeau, Niwauna, and Wachaka were the active girls' clubs while two others were inactive. The main boys' clubs were Pow Pow and Ramal.
At the time the clubs had a membership capacity; those with more prospective members than slots held lotteries that randomly determined who is permitted to join. Many clubs at the time had a tradition of hazing new members. Several clubs engaged in charitable events and fundraisers, and they also sponsored parties. Curtis wrote that "But what they do is really secondary, just as what fraternities and sororities do is secondary. It is the belonging that counts."
Curtis added that the clubs "have an aura of exclusivity; kids can tell whether or not they're really wanted there." Due to the demographic changes in the 1970s, according to Curtis, interest in these social clubs decreased, with the two boys' clubs not having full membership rosters and two girls' clubs being inactive in 1975.
Dalian No. 24 High School in Dalian, People's Republic of China has been Lamar's sister school since 2000. Dalian is one of Houston's sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International.
Schools that feed into LamarEdit
Elementary schools that feed into Lamar include:
- River Oaks
- West University
- Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (partial)
- Horn (partial)
- Longfellow (partial)
- Memorial (partial)
- Roberts (partial)
- St. George Place (partial) (the rest of the zoning area indirectly feeds into Lamar)
- Thompson (partial)
- Mark Twain (partial)
Middle schools that feed into Lamar include:
- Cullen (partial)
- Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (partial)
- Hogg (partial)
- Pershing (partial)
- As of 2008 many students matriculate from Pershing to Lamar.
Schools that have Lamar as an optionEdit
Elementary schools that feed into Margaret Long Wisdom (and therefore feed into Lamar) include:
- Piney Point
- Braeburn (partial)
- Condit (partial)
- Cunningham (partial)
- Emerson (partial)
- St. George Place (partial) (the rest directly feeds into Lamar)
- Sutton (partial)
Middle schools that feed into Margaret Long Wisdom (and therefore also feed into Lamar) include:
- Long (partial)
- Pershing (partial)
- Revere (partial)
- All pupils zoned to Long and Pershing Middle Schools may attend Pin Oak Middle School; therefore Pin Oak also feeds into Lee High School and Lamar High School.
K-8 schools that feed into Margaret Long Wisdom (and therefore also feed into Lamar) include:
- Lauren Anderson – prima ballerina with Houston Ballet from 1990 to 2006 
- Herring B. Bailey – part-time NASCAR racer 
- Bill Bentley – music executive and record producer
- Jack S. Blanton – former CEO and chairman of Scurlock Oil 
- John G. Cramer – nuclear physicist, author of Transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics (graduated in February 1953)
- John Culberson – U.S. Congressman (R-TX 7) 
- Russell B. Cummings – 1942 alumnus, Texas State Representative from Harris County, 1963–1967
- David Dewhurst – Texas Lieutenant Governor, Class of 1963 
- Lars Eighner – author of Travels with Lizbeth, memoir of homelessness in American Southwest during late 1980s 
- Linda Ellerbee – television journalist, former NBC News anchor and Nickelodeon personality
- James H. Fields – WW2 Medal of Honor Recipient 
- Robert Foxworth – actor, Falcon Crest, Six Feet Under  – Class of 1960
- A. J. Foyt, Jr. – auto racing champion (also attended Pershing and Hamilton middle schools and San Jacinto High School) 
- Ian Gibaut – MLB pitcher
- Carlin Glynn – actress
- Mike Godwin – Wikimedia Foundation general counsel, founding counsel of Electronic Frontier Foundation, author of Godwin's law 
- Josh Gordon – NFL wide receiver
- John Gray – author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
- Ben Guez – professional baseball player
- Ty Hardin – actor, Bronco, ABC/Warner Brothers western television series
- Lisa Hartman-Black - actress, Knots Landing (later attended and graduated from HSPVA)
- Ron Henley – International Grandmaster at Chess
- Fred Hofheinz - former Mayor of Houston
- Johnny Holloway – former NFL cornerback
- Liza Koshy – social media star and actress
- Brandon LaFell – NFL wide receiver
- James Lee Burke – novelist
- I. D. McMaster – former District Judge
- Jeff Niemann – baseball player, Tampa Bay Rays
- Brian Orakpo – defensive lineman for Texas Longhorns and NFL's Tennessee Titans
- Paula Prentiss – Emmy-nominated actress and film star
- Anthony Rendon – MLB player
- Lawrence Roberts – basketball player 
- Kelly Rowland – Grammy Award-winning member of Destiny's Child 
- Tommy Sands (American singer) – American pop music singer and actor
- Gerome Sapp – NFL safety
- Joe Savery – baseball player  NCAA Freshman of the Year, 2005; drafted #19 overall by Philadelphia Phillies in 2007
- Gilbert Shelton – Cartoonist and creator of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
- Bob Smith – football player
- Jaclyn Smith – Golden Globe-nominated actress, Charlie's Angels 
- James Marcus Smith – actor 
- Tommy Tune – dancer, choreographer and actor, 10-time Tony Award winner
- Mark Wells White – former Governor of Texas 
- James E. White – Texas State Representative from Tyler County
- Robert Woodrow Wilson – physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize 
- Gene Wolfe – science-fiction writer (class of 1949)
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- Archived home page. Lamar High School. February 7, 2004.
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- Communications, HISD. "Lamar HS construction passes halfway mark". News Blog. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
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- Henry p. 215. "By contrast, Lamar Senior High School in Houston (FIG 6.34)[...]bends a similar plan configuration to a more avant-garde expression."
- Downing, Margaret. "Lamar High's Library Ousts Books, Re-Opens as Coffee Shop." Houston Press. Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Retrieved on November 24, 2010.
- Lescaleet, Cynthia. "It's not your parents’ high school library at Lamar High." River Oaks Examiner. Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Updated on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Retrieved on November 24, 2010.
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- "School Uniforms", Texas Education Agency. June 2, 2008. Retrieved on June 20, 2017. "(c) A parent or guardian of a student assigned to attend a school at which students are required to wear school uniforms may choose for the student to be exempted from the requirement or to transfer to a school at which students are not required to wear uniforms and at which space is available if the parent or guardian provides a written statement that, as determined by the board of trustees, states a bona fide religious or philosophical objection to the requirement."
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- Viren, Sarah. "BACK TO SCHOOL / Demographics may dictate uniformity / More HISD senior campuses requiring `standardized dress'" (Archive). Houston Chronicle. Monday, September 3, 2007. Section A, Page 1. Retrieved on October 25, 2011.
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- Silverman, Jessica. "GETTING SCHOOLED! / FASHION PASSION / School uniforms are becoming all too common for some people. But at Lamar, students are dressing up the dress code so they can … / Step out in style." Archived July 15, 2012, at Archive.today Houston Chronicle. Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Star 3 "Yo!" Retrieved on September 13, 2009. Available from the Houston Public Library's database for library cardholders.
- Connelly, Richard. "Going To Summer School At Lamar? You're Buying A Brand-New Uniform." Houston Press. Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Retrieved on September 13, 2009.
- "Lamar High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 29, 2018.
- "Map Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." River Oaks Property Owners Association. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
- Section 1: Blocks 1-16: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0052.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0052.pdf - Newcastle Courts and resubdivision Afton Oaks 3 indicated
- Section 2, Blocks 8-10 and 17: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0053.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0053.pdf
- Section 3, Blocks 12-15 and 17: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0054.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0054.pdf
- Section 4, Block 18, Lots 1-16: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0055.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0055.pdf
- Section 5: Blocks 1-4: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0056.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0056.pdf
- Section 6, Blocks 16-20: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v080/AE1997_80_0062.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v080/AE1997_80_0062.pdf
- Section 7, Blocks 1-2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v081/AE1997_81_0072.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v081/AE1997_81_0072.pdf
- Original sections
- Blocks 1-2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0074.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0074.pdf
- Block 3: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0075.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0075.pdf
- Block 4: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0076.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0076.pdf
- Blocks 5-6: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0077.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0077.pdf
- Block 7: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0078.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0078.pdf
- Block 8: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0079.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0079.pdf
- Blocks 9-10: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0080.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0080.pdf
- Block 11: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0081.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0081.pdf
- Blocks 12-13: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0082.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0082.pdf
- Addition/Amending: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0083.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0083.pdf
- Blocks 14-15: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0084.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0084.pdf
- Blocks 16-17: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0085.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0085.pdf
- Block 18: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0086.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0086.pdf
- Lots 9&10 Amending Plat: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0087.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0087.pdf
- Block 19: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0088.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0088.pdf
- Block 20: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0089.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0089.pdf
- Block 21-22: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0091.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0091.pdf
- Section 2, Blocks 23-25: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0092.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0092.jpg
- Section 3: http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0090.jpg and http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0090.pdf
- Annex Block 1: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0093.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0093.jpg
- *Bliss Court: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0020.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0020.jpg
- Carolina Place (the first two files are listed twice as "Carolina Place" and "Carolina Place TH"):
- Block 1: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v058/AE1997_58_0208.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v058/AE1997_58_0208.jpg
- McClendon Townhouses: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v058/AE1997_58_0207.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v058/AE1997_58_0207.jpg
- Block 2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v058/AE1997_58_0209.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v058/AE1997_58_0209.jpg
- Carolina Place Extension: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v058/AE1997_58_0210.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v058/AE1997_58_0210.jpg
- Wessex: Said no maps in the database but they're there!
- Got it! http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0149.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0149.jpg - Indicates Village Townhomes and Hamlet Townhomes
- http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v064/AE1997_64_0150.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v064/AE1997_64_0150.jpg
- Blocks 1-4: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0045.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0045.jpg
- Blocks 5-8: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0046.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0046.jpg
- Blocks 9-11: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0047.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0047.jpg
- Blocks 12-13: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0048.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v060/AE1997_Vol_60_0048.jpg
- Harris County block book map: Shadyside: JPG format, PDF format
- "googlemap_cottagegrove.jpg." (Archive) Cottage Grove. Retrieved on October 21, 2012.
- "Broadacres" (JPG, Archive, PDF, Archive – Harris County Block Book. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.
- "Neighborhood Map" (Archive). Crestwood/Glen Cove. Retrieved on July 25, 2017.
- Section 1, Blocks 1-4: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0002.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0002.jpg
- Ayshire Addition Sections 2-9:
- Section 2, Blocks 5-6: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0003.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0003.jpg
- Section 3, Blocks 5-8: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0004.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0004.jpg
- Section 4, Blocks 7-10: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0005.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0005.jpg
- Section 5, Blocks 9-12: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0006.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0006.jpg
- Section 6, Blocks 11-16: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0007.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0007.jpg
- Section 7, Blocks 15-18: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0008.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0008.jpg
- Section 8: Blocks 17-20: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0009.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0009.jpg
- Section 9, Blocks 19-22: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v073/AE1997_73-1_0010.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v073/AE1997_73-1_0010.jpg
- Section 10, Blocks 21-24: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v081/AE1997_81_0010.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v081/AE1997_81_0010.jpg
- Section 11, Blocks 23-26: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v082/AE1997_82-1_0052.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v082/AE1997_82-1_0052.jpg
- Section 12, Blocks 25-27: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v085/AE1997_85_0104.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v085/AE1997_85_0104.jpg
- Section 13, Blocks 26-28: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v088/AE1997_88_0036.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v088/AE1997_88_0036.jpg
- Section 14:
- Section 1:
- Blocks 1-2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0007.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0007.jpg
- Blocks 3-6&PTof2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0008.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0008.jpg
- Amending Plat: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0009.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0009.jpg
- Section 2:
- Sections 2-3: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0014.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0014.jpg
- Section 3:
- Section 4: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0015.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0015.jpg
- Section 5: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0016.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0016.jpg
- Section 6: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0017.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0017.jpg
- Section 7: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0018.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0018.jpg
- Section 8: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0019.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0019.jpg
- Section 9: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0020.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0020.jpg
- Section 10: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0021.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0021.jpg
- Section 11: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v072/AE1997_72_0022.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v072/AE1997_72_0022.jpg
- Section 1, Blocks 1-8: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v076/AE1997_76-1_0013.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v076/AE1997_76-1_0013.jpg
- Section 2, Blocks 8-10: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v076/AE1997_76-1_0014.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v076/AE1997_76-1_0014.jpg
- Section 1: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v083/AE1997_83-1_0012.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v083/AE1997_83-1_0012.jpg
- Section 2 (Church site indicated: Longfellow School and Linkwood Park are across from the church, meaning they are completely surrounded by Braeswood Place): http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v083/AE1997_83-1_0052.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v083/AE1997_83-1_0052.jpg
- Section 1: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0024.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0024.jpg
- Note that Section 2: http://books.tax.hctx.net/BlockBooksPDF/v077/AE1997_77-2_0025.pdf and http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-2_0025.jpg seems to be governed by the Knollwood Village Civic Club http://web.archive.org/web/20121204195142/http://knollwoodvillagecc.org/deeds.html
- There are separate boundaries for the Midtown Super Neighborhood and the Midtown Management District. See City of Houston maps: Midtown Super Neighborhood and Management district map. Retrieved on June 4, 2019. - Also see: 2006 Midtown Management District Land Use Map and "SERVICE AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2024." Midtown Houston Management District. Retrieved on April 4, 2009. Map on page 25/25 of the PDF.
- "Westmoreland Historic District Archived May 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." City of Houston. Retrieved on May 26, 2010.
- Davis, Jeanne Lyons (October 24, 2016). "Courtland Place: Going Behind the Gates". Houstonia. Retrieved December 31, 2018. See map in article.
- "Hyde Park Civic Association Boundaries." Hyde Park Civic Association. Retrieved on December 19, 2016.
- "Block Book Map Search Archived December 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Harris County Tax Office. Retrieved on February 27, 2009.
- "City Map Archived March 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine." City of West University Place. Retrieved on February 27, 2009.
- "Southside Place City Archived May 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 27, 2009.
- "Property Comparison Archived September 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Rice University Graduate Housing. Retrieved on October 2, 2011. "Morningside Square Apartments Updated Oct 26, 2010 2401 & 2409 Shakespeare St Houston, TX 77030" and " Rice Village Apartments Updated Oct 26, 2010 2410 Shakespeare St Houston, TX 77030"
- "School of Nursing 2009 – 2011 Catalog Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine." University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 49. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
- "TMC Services > Favrot Tower Apartments." Texas Medical Center. June 20, 2010. Retrieved on April 22, 2018. "20-Minute Parking (located in the back of the building): 6540 Bellows Lane, Houston, TX 77030"
- "Favrot Tower Apartments." Texas Medical Center. July 29, 2012. Retrieved on April 22, 2018. "Favrot Tower is closing August 31, 2012."
- "Lee High School Attendance Zone Archived February 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine," Houston Independent School District
- "Briargrove Subdivision Archived December 6, 2004, at the Wayback Machine." Briargrove Property Owners, Inc. Accessed September 24, 2008.
- "NeighborhoodWithSubdivisionsMarked.pdf Archived May 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Composite map). Harris County Appraisal District. Accessed October 6, 2008.
- Home Page as of May 9, 2005. Lee High School.
- "Hunters Creek Village City Archived July 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 27, 2009.
- "Piney Point Village City Archived July 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 27, 2009.
- Downing, Margaret. "Killing Archaic Symbols." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday, April 23, 2004. Retrieved on May 12, 2014. -- title of page is "Rick Perry Lawyers Up. HISD Debuts New Mascots" with the main story by Carol Morgan.
- Curtis, Gregory. "Pomp and Circumstance" (Archive). Texas Monthly. Vol. 3, No. 3. Emmis Communications, March 1975. ISSN 0148-7736. p. 56-57.
- Jenkins, Jeff. "Bellaire, Lamar in fight for an edge" (Archive). Houston Chronicle. Thursday, October 20, 2005. Retrieved on September 26, 2015.
- Jenkins, Jeff. "Surging Bellaire to pose daunting task for Lamar in a battle for 21-5A title" (Archive). Houston Chronicle. Thursday, October 21, 2004. Retrieved on September 26, 2015.
- Curtis, Gregory. "Pomp and Circumstance" (Archive). Texas Monthly. Vol. 3, No. 3. Emmis Communications, March 1975. ISSN 0148-7736. p. 56.
- Curtis, Gregory. "Pomp and Circumstance" (Archive). Texas Monthly. Vol. 3, No. 3. Emmis Communications, March 1975. ISSN 0148-7736. p. 54-56.
- Curtis, Gregory. "Pomp and Circumstance" (Archive). Texas Monthly. Vol. 3, No. 3. Emmis Communications, March 1975. ISSN 0148-7736. p. 97.
- "Texas High School Football Statistics". Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
- "Athletics Archived September 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine," Lamar High School
- "2007 Clear Springs Water Polo Archived February 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine," Clear Creek Independent School District
- "Special Interest Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "Performing Arts Archived October 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "Academic Honors Archived September 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "Service / Spirit Archived September 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "News Archived October 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "Leadership Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine." Lamar High School. Accessed September 10, 2008.
- "State of the School 2007 Archived February 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine," Lamar High School
- Curtis, Gregory. "Pomp and Circumstance" (Archive). Texas Monthly. Vol. 3, No. 3. Emmis Communications, March 1975. ISSN 0148-7736. p. 60.
- "Press Release Articles," Lamar High School
- International Students Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Dalian No. 24 High School. Retrieved on September 13, 2009.
- "Sister cities". City of Houston eGovernment Center. Retrieved June 14, 2007.
- "Japan Exchange Students" (Archive). Lamar High School. Retrieved on March 29, 2014.
- "MacGregor Elementary School Attendance Zone," Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on March 16, 2016.
- "Poe Elementary School Attendance Zone," Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on March 16, 2016.
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