About Us

Lamar Mission Statement

Our Mission at Lamar Elementary is to motivate

students to achieve academic excellence and

become productive citizens.

 

Our Heritage:

Lamar Elementary School was named after Mirabeau B. Lamar.


Picture from: Texas State Libraries

Mirabeau B. Lamar (1798-1859)

Claim to fame: Father of Texas Education

Served from: 1838-1841 as the second president of The Republic of Texas

Lamar is known as the “father of Texas education” because he established an act that set aside land for public schools and two universities.

Fun fact: Lamar was a published poet and established the Philosophical Society of Texas.