North Lamar Independent School District

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North Lamar Independent School District is a public school district based in Paris, Texas (USA).

The district serves northern portions of Paris, the cities of Reno and Sun Valley, as well as the communities of Arthur City, Chicota, Powderly, and Sumner in northern Lamar County. A very small portion of northeastern Fannin County also lies within the district. North Lamar is also the largest 4A school district in northeast Texas.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

District Administration[edit]

  • Superintendent - Dr. Jason Adams
  • Assistant Superintendent - Chandra White
  • North Lamar High School Principal - Clayton Scarborough
  • Frank Stone Middle School Principal - Kelli Stewart
  • Geneva Bailey Intermediate School Principal - Angela Compton
  • Aaron Parker Elementary School Principal - Kristen Hughes
  • Cecil Everett Elementary School Principal - Lora Sanders
  • W. L. Higgins Elementary School Principal - Lori Malone

Board of trustees[edit]

  • President- Red Holmes
  • Vice President- Jeff Martin
  • Secretary-Kristi Trammell
  • Member- Kyle Coston
  • Member- Tim Stone
  • Member- Shelia Daughtrey
  • Member- Rickey Richardson


North Lamar ISD has six schools - five are located in Paris and one (Parker Elementary) is located in Powderly.

  • North Lamar High School- Grades 9-12

Enrollment is approximately 2400

  • Frank Stone Middle School- Grades 6-8

Enrollment is approximately 800

  • Bailey Intermediate School- Grades 4 and 5
  • Everett Elementary School- Grades 2 & 3

Everett serves children in grades 2 and 3 from the southern section of the district.

  • Higgins Elementary School- Grades PK-1, Phone (903)737-2081, Fax (903)669-0189
  • Parker Elementary School- Grades PK-5, Phone (903)732-3066, Fax (903)669-0139

School song[edit]

The North Lamar Panthers high school football team in 2015

(to the tune of Love me Tender)
We will raise our voice in song
To our Alma Mater true
Our hearts are filled with loyalty
To our colors-Gold and Blue
North Lamar, North Lamar
We're proud to claim your name
And as years go by you'll grow
In Honor and in fame.


The history of North Lamar goes back to the 68 rural school districts that once existed throughout the communities in the northern half of Lamar County. Upon the consolidation of Powderly-Reno and Central school districts in 1970-71, the district became known as North Lamar Independent School District. In 1975, the Chicota schools joined the district. The area economy includes manufacturing, farming and ranching. With an enrollment of approximately 3,150 students, North Lamar ISD has one high school, one middle school, and four elementary schools to serve the students in the district.

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  2. ^ "Marsha Farney's Biography". Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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