University Laboratory School in running for title of Blue Ribbon School, top national honor


The University Laboratory School has been named one of six nominees vying for the title of Blue Ribbon School, the nation’s top honor given by the U.S. Department of Education.

As one of the highest-performing schools in the state, the Lab School also holds ranking for AdvancED school accreditation evaluation scores in the top 3 percent in the world, International Baccalaureate scores in the top 10 percent in the world and dual enrollment participation that on average provides nearly 11 college credit hours per participating student.

“This latest honor is one of many that is a direct result of a culture of excellence embraced by our faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders,” said University Laboratory School Superintendent Wade Smith.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. They have demonstrated consistent excellence and made progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and promising instructional practices. 


About University Lab School
The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.