Lamar CISD, celebrating 60 years of excellence in education, is a district deeply rooted in a proud tradition, encompassing 345 square miles in the western part of fast-growing Fort Bend County. Named the 2008-2009 HEB Excellence in Education Large District, LCISD offers superior learning opportunities, combining excellent teachers, progressive educational theory and practice, and a state-of-the-art technology plan with the unmistakable advantage of small schools and a hometown atmosphere.
Twenty-six of 28 Lamar CISD campuses (93%) were ranked in the upper tiers of the state’s academic performance system by the Texas Education Association, with 15 Exemplary (54%) and 11 Recognized campuses. The district offers a well-balanced elementary curriculum, which includes the integration of technology into the instructional program as well as a certified art, music and PE teacher on every campus. After school care is provided on most campuses to help busy families.
Smaller enrollments in Lamar’s secondary schools give students an enhanced feeling of security and greater opportunities for success as well as leadership experiences. The district provides unique sixth grade/middle school campuses that focus on the needs of preadolescents and provides the easiest possible transition to secondary schools. Junior high and high schools provide a curriculum that includes strong academics, advanced placement courses, career and technology programs and a full range of extracurricular activities. SAT scores remain at state averages while testing a large percentage of students each year.
LCISD’s gifted and talented program challenges academically oriented students at every level. A strong Special Education program focuses on supporting learning in the regular academic program on the child’s home campus. Services range from regular classes with adaptations to special classes with learning objectives adapted to the student’s special needs.
Marked by a high level of parent and community involvement, Lamar CISD implements a highly successful dropout prevention program, leadership development programs, education foundation and family literacy initiatives that are recognized throughout Texas. The LCISD Safe and Drug Free Schools Team was one of two winners from across the U.S. to receive the National H.O.P.E. Award for outstanding prevention efforts.
For more information about Lamar CISD, visit its website at www.lcisd.org or call the Community Relations Department at 832-223-0330.