About Our School
The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School is to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure students reach their full potential by providing rigorous and challenging experiences that help our children become productive citizens.
Our school motto, "Proper Preparation Promotes Peak Performance," is a belief that we value as a school family. We believe that being well-prepared to meet any challenge and to face the world is one of the foundations for success as students and citizens.
We are a very unique school in the sense that we are a collaborative effort of the Tangipahoa Parish School System and Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development. Our school is accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
We were established as the "Training School" and opened our doors on January 16, 1940.
Louisiana Legislative Act No. 6 funded the laboratory school concept in 1938. Our
faculty and staff are proud to be a part of an educational heritage that has nurtured
the mental, social, and physical growth of children, youth, and adults for over sixty
Mrs. Pat Williams, Director
Ms. Williams, an educator with 40+ years of experience, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Masters + 30 hours. She has served as a Special Education teacher in St. James Parish and a classroom teacher in grades 1-6. She has served as an elementary education supervisor, principal and administrative coordinator of staff development in Tangipahoa Parish. Ms. Williams has been an active supporter of SLU for many years serving as President of the SLU Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Directors for six plus years, President of the Past Presidents Chapter, a member of FELIONS and a member of PRIDE.
Please contact her by calling the school office at 985-549-2185.
We are located in the Southeastern Louisiana University Charles E. Cate Teacher Education Center, which is a specially designed learning facility including instructional classroom areas, music, art and physical education facilities, a media center, a science laboratory, and two computer labs.
There are 227 students that attend our school from kindergarten through the eighth grade. We have one section of each grade level and offer not only the standard educational courses, but also art, physical education, and music. Many of our students participate in the gifted program or in the talented art, music, and or drama programs offered through Tangipahoa Parish School System. Extracurricular activities include Beta Club, Art Club, Student Government, and Band.
Opportunities to take part in team sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, and cheerleading are also offered to our students.
Enrichment activities at the Lab School are offered through events such as the art show at Sims Memorial Library, science and social studies fairs, and various field trips. Our students also enjoy opportunities to work collaboratively with campus organizations and Hammond area community and business groups.
The Southeastern Laboratory School is the foundation of bright futures. A high percentage of our students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests, earn honor roll status in high school, achieve a high grade point average in college, and enjoy successful careers.
Our students' experiences and activities are conducted under the leadership of the director and faculty in cooperation and collaboration with the Southeastern Teaching and Learning personnel, educational researchers, and school board personnel.
Our School Handbook
Click here to download our handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.
Southeastern Lab School
SLU Box 10832
Hammond, LA 70402