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A snapshot of North Lamar ISD as a district is now available for public review after trustees approved the state-mandated Annual Performance Report earlier this week.

The report compiles information about the district as a whole as well as about individual campuses. It includes information from academic performance testing, financial accountability, campus performance objectives, student performance at postsecondary institutions and more.

North Lamar is a state-accredited school district with a B state accountability rating on academic testing with an overall scale score of 89 and a superior rating on the state’s financial stability rating system, according to the report.

A student profile shows 51.1% of the district’s students as economically disadvantaged, 44.9% at risk, 13.9% in special education, 9.7% as gifted and talented, 3% with English as a second language and 11.6% considered a mobile population.

By ethnicity, 77.4% of the district’s students are white, 10.5% Hispanic, 7.7% African American. It’s teachers are 94% white, 2.5% African American, 0.9% Hispanic and have an average 14 years experience with an average district tenure of a little more than nine years.

Of the district’s 181 graduates in 2017, 85 were enrolled in a two-year college in 2018 and 18 were enrolled in a four-year university.

The annual report is available at the North Lamar Administration Office, 3130 N. Main St., at all campus locations and online at

In other business at the Monday night meeting, trustees approved Wilf & Henderson of Texarkana as outside auditors for the coming year at an estimated cost of $24,500 and approved teacher contracts.

During an executive session, the board met with attorney Rick Lambert of Powell, Youngblood & Taylor of Austin.

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at

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