Lamar School (Meridian, Mississippi)

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Lamar School
544 Lindley Road
Meridian, Mississippi
United States
Coordinates 32°24′48″N 88°39′57″W / 32.41333°N 88.66583°W / 32.41333; -88.66583Coordinates: 32°24′48″N 88°39′57″W / 32.41333°N 88.66583°W / 32.41333; -88.66583
Type Private
Motto Truth, Knowledge, Honor
Established 1964
Headmaster Leigh Ann Ballou
Grades K-12
Enrollment 545
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red, White, Navy
Mascot Raider
Information Phone: (601)482-1345

Lamar School, is an independent university-preparatory coeducational day school for young men and women located in Meridian, Mississippi, USA. It is located on a forty-acre site on Lindley Road.


Chartered in 1964, Lamar Elementary opened with grades one through six in 1965. Lamar Middle/High School opened in 1970. The school's name pays tribute to the noted Mississippi statesman L.Q.C. Lamar (1825–1893). It was founded as a whites-only establishment, which led to the denial of its tax exemptions, a decision upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 1971.[1] According to its current policies, the schools states that it does not discriminate based on race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.[2]


Lamar School is accredited by the Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

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  1. ^ "Court Defines School Tax Status". St. Petersburg Times. December 21, 1971. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ General Information,, Retrieved July 6, 2010

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