Proud tradition, bright future
To educate all students by ensuring access to a superior education through inspired leadership among parents, teachers, administrators, and staff, allowing students to achieve their full potential to participate in future social, economic and educational opportunities in their community.
WE'RE PROUD OF OUR RESULTS!
Lamar CISD is the 6th fastest growing school district in the state and stretches across 385 square miles in Fort Bend County.
The District offers superior learning opportunities to more than 34,000 students, employs highly-qualified teachers and has the unmistakable advantage of smaller schools and a hometown atmosphere.
Community involvement is one of the keys to the success of Lamar CISD. Whether it’s supporting students at athletic and cultural events, approving the construction of new schools, the many volunteers who help our teachers and students on a daily basis, the men and women serving on advisory committees or those supporting the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation with financial contributions, our community is what makes Lamar CISD a great place to raise a family.
Lamar CISD will always focus on putting students first. Our campuses are designed with smaller enrollments (high schools are designed for no more than 2,000 students) to provide more opportunities for students to assume leadership roles and participate in campus activities. Lamar CISD also has sixth-grade-only campuses (middle schools) which focus on the needs of pre-adolescents, providing a smooth transition to secondary schools.
Lamar CISD received an overall “A” rating for 2018-2019, the highest possible academic rating by the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system.
The District also offers college facilitators on every high school campus, helping all 9-12th grade students learn about college scholarships, applications, information and more.
Lamar CISD Superintendent Welcomes Students Back to School Dr. Roosevelt Nivens of Lamar
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Dr. Roosevelt Nivens
Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, an outstanding, dynamic leader with a reputation for transforming educational organizations into high-performing institutions, joined Lamar CISD as the Superintendent of Schools in 2021.
Prior to joining Lamar CISD, Dr. Nivens served as the Superintendent of Schools for Community ISD, a district encompassing four communities located in a fast-growth area in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Through his leadership in Community ISD, student safety, high academic achievement, and student social-emotional wellbeing were the priorities. Under his administration, the district earned an A-rating in 2018-2019, achieved a 20% increase in the number of Advanced Placement students receiving a three or higher on the AP exam, and strengthened student participation in dual credit classes with 98% earning college and high school credit, and 10% of the graduating class earning an associate degree upon high school graduation. Understanding that each student’s path to success is different, he also expanded Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs and CTE professional certifications, which students can use in the workforce upon graduation.
The son of two educators, his public education career is centered around advocating and supporting the very best educational opportunities for all students. He began his 24-year career as a teacher in Dallas ISD and has served as an assistant principal and principal of Lancaster Junior High and Lancaster High School, and Assistant Superintendent of Achievement and Organizational Management in Lancaster ISD. Prior to his public education career, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and his Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Texas A&M-Commerce.
Dr. Nivens has also trained at the Harvard Executive Leadership Institute, the Harrison Williams Collins Executive Leadership Institute, and the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute. He was named the 2019 Region 10 Superintendent of the Year and the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year for NABSE.
He is married to Karla Nivens and they have two children, Naomi and Roosevelt III. Naomi is in college majoring in Entrepreneurship with a specialization in leadership. Roosevelt III is a high school student in Lamar CISD.
Dr. Nivens believes in the power of relationships and works to establish a good rapport with students, parents, community members, and business leaders by being highly visible in the school district and actively involved in the community. He looks forward to working with the school board, parents, staff, students, and the Lamar CISD community on a shared vision of providing the very best educational experiences for all students.