Lamar School

  • Lamar School's mission is to educate each individual by providing a challenging and purposeful college preparatory curriculum in a safe, respectful, Christian environment.
  • A challenging curriculum taught by qualified faculty within a strong moral environment is the cornerstone of the Lamar School program.
  • At Lamar, our focus is on the future, specifically in making sure a child reaches his/her goals.
  • We provide a safe, supportive Christian learning environment promotes student achievement.
  • Education is the key to all opportunities.  Our educational program's goal is to prepare students to become confident, self-directed lifelong learners, and to realize their potential in society.
  • Lamar Middle/High School offers a full range of courses designed to meet college admissions standards and requirements.
  • Honors classes and Advanced Placement courses in English, French, and calculus further equip our students to meet future academic challenges.
  • A wide variety of elective courses allow each student to pursue his/her individual interests for a well-balanced and meaningful academic experience.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students610 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Lamar School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
Advanced CoursesAP American History, AP Calculus, AP English, AP Statistics, AP World History
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,528
Tuition NotesMS/HS $6528 Elem $5976

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and Field

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Meridian
    Community Christian School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 32 students
    0.9 miles
    6256 Highway 39 N
    Meridian, MS 39305
    (601)485-0715
    0.9 K-8
    32
  • Meridian
    Meridian KinderCare
    Meridian KinderCare Photo - Wonderful hands-on Science center! Meet Donatello the the Pre-School Class Turtle! Cowabunga!
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.9 miles
    4706 Broadmoor Dr
    Meridian, MS 39305
    (601)485-8166
    1.9 NS-PK
    n/a
  • Meridian
    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
    2.9 miles
    1811 Old Marion Road
    Meridian, MS 39301
    2.9 K-12
    53
  • Meridian
    Grades: PK-12 | 421 students
    3.3 miles
    1844d Highway 11 And 80
    Meridian, MS 39301
    (601)484-5888
    3.3 PK-12
    421
  • Meridian
    Grades: NS-5 | 246 students
    4.1 miles
    544 Lindley Road
    Meridian, MS 39305
    (601)693-8111
    4.1 NS-5
    246

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