Lamar Mission Statement
Our Mission at Lamar Elementary is to motivate
students to achieve academic excellence and
become productive citizens.
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.