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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Southern University Lab School is a public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 301 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Southern University Lab School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
960
6 responses
Average ACT
20
93 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$41,761
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Football Pep-Ralley
    43%
  • Sports
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
301
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$6,436/ year
National
$12,239
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I attended Southern Lab from 7th grade through my senior year and it was experience I would never forget. Sports was a major component in choosing to attend the Lab School, I would quickly learn that the school was much more. Facilities wise it was a bit deteriorated, but the faculty and staff cultivated an atmosphere that resembled a family. With strong sports programs, developing school pride came easily. During my Junior year, I was able to partake in Dual-Enrollment an opportunity which allowed me to earn college credits by taking pre-requisite classes on the University campus. By the time I graduated and entered into college as a 2nd semester freshman. Overall, my experience was good but the school infrastructure is in need of a dyer facelift. I believe once that is corrected, everything else will follow.
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Southern Lab is an experience that has its ups and downs. The great thing about the school is that it is a family atmosphere, and you will meet some of your best friends there. It is also a smaller school, so students do get the attention they need. I attended from K-12, so I experienced everything there was to experience. I feel that the school could do better with their administration, and the clubs they offer. A huge bummer for me my senior year was that I wasn't able to participate in National Honors Society. However, if you'd like your child to have a unique, enriching, fun, high school experience, Southern Lab is a solid choice.
It's a great school. A very fun experience, small classes and teachers help you out a lot. The sports are great. Everyone gets treated equally on the field and in the classroom. Students also help out a lot . You are also on a college campus so it's a lot of resources. With certain requirements, u can also take college classes on the campus. Also you can get put in advance classes based on your performance.