Founded in 1956, Lamar Middle School is an educational institution that serves more than 600 students in grades six through eight. It offers classes in reading, writing, math, science, English, social studies, art, physical education, music, computer applications and language arts. The school operates a parent-teacher organization that encourages parental involvement in their children s education. It additionally maintains a library that provides curriculum-related materials and a variety of leisure reading options for students. The school offers a range of sports activities, such as soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, baseball, football, and track and field. It also operates a counseling department that offers information on scholarship opportunities, graduation requirements and career planning. The school is a part of the Temple Independent School District, which serves over 8,300 students through nearly 10 elementary, middle and high schools. Lamar Middle School is located in Temple, Texas.