EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

LAMP High School – Montgomery, AL

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

LAMP High School

215 Hall Street
Montgomery, AL, 36104-3844

(334) 269-3839

Mrs. Barbara Bethea Sankey, Principal at time of Nomination

Matthew Monson, Current Principal

Magnet School

Montgomery Public Schools

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Mission

To motivate and challenge students to develop the knowledge and skills to realize their fullest potential as productive citizens and lifelong learners in a global community.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 26%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 27%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 5%
 

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LAMP Seniors celebrating GPA Day!

LAMP Seniors celebrating GPA Day!

Summary

LAMP students are engaged learners. They exhibit a passion for learning and a compassion toward humanity. Our students have participated in researching medical breakthroughs, such as a vaccination for the strep virus and detecting specific brain cancers through urinalyses. The biology classes use uneaten lunchroom food to make compost for the school garden where vegetables, herbs, and flowers are grown. In the garden, there are also chickens. The students are involved in the gathering of eggs or their incubation and watch first-hand the hatching of the chicks. Seeing coursework in real life makes a great impact on LAMP students.

The nationally recognized honor societies at LAMP have a service component that includes tutoring. Therefore, peer tutoring is continual at LAMP. Teachers at LAMP strongly believe in collaborative learning and have researched its residual effect on long-term academic growth and retention. The faculty provides cross-curriculum interaction so that students refrain from compartmentalizing acquired knowledge and can easily understand how the various fields of study are interwoven to create a strong academic foundation. The byproducts of a LAMP education are soft skills such as time-management, developing a "bullet-proof" argument, and critical thinking skills.

LAMP students provide a myriad of services to the community. Many tutor students at other schools and through civic and faith-based organizations. LAMP students work in a community garden. Some teach in an ESL program. A few have provided music for an Alzheimer's Respite Care facility. LAMP students are perennially engaged on campus and throughout the community.