A. E. Phillips Laboratory School
A. E. Phillips Laboratory School is a Kindergarten-8th grade, public school, located on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Ruston is located in north, central Louisiana and has a population of approximately 22,000 citizens. Ruston is a college town, with a safe, family-oriented atmosphere. A.E. Phillips Laboratory School is known for its strong academic focus and innovative teaching strategies as well as its emphasis on the arts. The founder of the school, Andy Eugene Phillips expressed, “School should be a happy place.” This is a guiding belief for the faculty and staff that desires for their school to be a model school and a beacon of light through educational excellence, student leadership, and service.
The faculty and staff desires for all students to feel welcome and safe in order to strive to meet their potential. A.E. Phillips is designated as an “A” school, a Top Gains Honoree and an Opportunity Honoree by the Louisiana Department of Education, and has an enrollment of approximately 400 students. The demographic make-up is reflective of the community in which it serves. Families of A. E. Phillips are supportive of education and involved.
In addition, A. E. Phillips serves as a host site for Louisiana Tech education majors to observe and practice effective teaching strategies in a supportive environment. The students of A. E. Phillips are considered the youngest members of Louisiana Tech University.