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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
University Laboratory School is a highly rated, public school located in Baton Rouge, LA. It has 1,417 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
45 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone
(225) 578-3221

University Laboratory School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
10 responses
Average ACT
28
107 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,969
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Senior Walk out/crawfish boil
    33%
  • Senior Prank
    25%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,417
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,439
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,726/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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They provide a lot of different academic paths. The IB program, AP classes, and dual enrollment classes. Their athletics are also very good and provide many opportunities for athletes to participate in their sports and for the student body to get involved with it. On top of all that the arts program has been building rapidly over the last few years, offering many choir and band concerts, a musical engaging students K-12, and a talented band and dance team that perform at many athletic events. One thing they should improve on is their preparation. Coming back from breaks, both summer and Christmas break, there’s always some problems that should have been handled before all the students arrived.
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I have attended the University Laboratory School since I was in the 2nd grade. Through the years, our faculty and board have worked their hardest to put us ahead of normal curriculum, which eventually helps us greatly as we approach graduation. To represent our academic excellence, we were awarded as a National Blue Ribbon School during the 2015-2016 school year. We are offered many extracurricular activities such as Mu Alpha Theta, Student Council, Youth Legislature, and much more. On top of that, ULab excels greatly in athletics. We have produced many collegiate and professional athletes such as Rick Greene, Glen Davis, Nicholas Brossette, and several others. While our school does a great job in developing well-rounded students that many colleges would love to recruit, the school lacks any college prep or test prep courses. This would be very helpful to the students as it is the very last steps to applying to universities.
Friendly community, could work on road repair though. I love how the people an staff are ever ready to lend a helping hand, especially in hard times. The college which they are based in held multiple food drives and other charities for our community who had been washed out by floodwaters. We fell on hard times but the community was there to help. Thank you Baton Rouge!