Award Year: 2015

Louisiana State University Laboratory School

45 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803-0501

(225) 578-3221

Mr. Frank Rusciano Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

The Laboratory School community aspires towards total effort in every endeavor for maximum student achievement through the development, implementation, and demonstration of exemplary programs and instructional practices.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 85%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
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Lab School students working together.

Lab School students working together.

Founded in 1915 as the University Demonstration School for what was then the LSU Teachers College, the LSU Laboratory School, is a college preparatory public school serving grades K-12 with an enrollment of 1418. The Lab School has been recognized as a school of Academic Distinction. Elementary and middle school students exceed the state average scores in English/language arts, math, science, and social studies as measured by the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program. Grades 3, 6, and 7 average 30% higher than the national average score on the iLEAP. High school students are 11.6 % more likely to post an advanced score on the Graduate Exit Exam than the state average.

The Lab School is proud to be the first International Baccalaureate Diploma Program school in the state of Louisiana. Juniors and seniors may choose the complete Diploma Program or individual IB courses along with other college-preparatory classes. 80% of Lab School students take at least one IB course.

All instructors have masterís degrees or a doctorate, hold certificates in their fields of expertise, and many are National Board certified and certified student teacher supervisors. Many instructors have received local and national awards and honors, such as the Presidential Teaching Awards in Math and Science and Louisiana Teacher of the Year. They are a caring group who ensure students achieve personal success, develop strong moral character, and become dynamic citizens. The faculty, staff and administration, with the help of associate teachers, student teachers, and service workers, create a model educational environment.

The Laboratory School community aspires towards total effort in every endeavor for maximum student achievement through the development, implementation, and demonstration of exemplary programs and instructional practices.