Tarlac State University Laboratory School

Tarlac State University Laboratory School

Infobox Secondary school
name = Tarlac State University - Laboratory School

type = Public High School
established= 1906 (TSU)
city = Tarlac City
country = Philippines
enrollment = 500 (Approx.)
mascot = Blue Eagles
director = Crisanto B. Mendoza
newspaper = "The Work Jr."
yearbook = "The Spark Jr."
website = [http://www.tsu.edu.ph/ TSU website]
colors = Blue and White

The Tarlac State University Laboratory School (TSU-LS or LS) is the high school of Tarlac State University in Tarlac City, the Philippines. It is located in Barangay Binauganan, Tarlac City. The difference of Laboratory School to other schools is that it offers a curriculum oriented in mathematics and the sciences] , in which a student who is qualified and enrolled in this curriculum shall take up advanced units. For example, a Second Year student on a Math-Science curriculum would take up Geometry, which will only be taken by a regular Third Year student.

A unit under the College of Education of Tarlac State University, the creation of the school is focused on the development of the Student Teachers of College of Education. Laboratory School Students are called LSians.

The TSU Laboratory School previously had four school days (Tuesday to Friday) by the order given by Tarlac State University. This was reverted in 2007. The reason of reverting the school days could maybe include some students probably from far distances, having difficulty from coming home because of the late dismissal schedules for the students.

Being under Tarlac State University, LSians join different occasions and festivities that are held at TSU. Some of the activities are Intramurals, Buwan ng Wika, Clash of the Titans, and other quiz bees.

The school was forced to close in 2005, citing that the provincial government or the university is not able to support the school. However, this order has been terminated, and LS is still accepting enrollees for every school year.


Main Building

The school is located at Lucinda Campus, Brgy. Binauganan, Tarlac City. The lot area is 10 hectares. The building was located alongside with the College of Education building and the newly built College of Nursing building. The main building has 10 classrooms, 1 faculty room, a Sub-Supreme Student Council office, 1 computer room, and 4 restrooms (1 for faculty members, 1 for boys, and 2 for girls.)

Covered Court

It has also a covered court, a center for students who play basketball, and other games. And also the covered court often used for main events in the school such as Mr. and Ms. Laboratory School, Buwan ng Wika, Mathematics and Science Fair, etc.

Audio Visual Room

AVR or Amphitheater is the students' place for seminars, career orientations, Film Viewing, reviews, and Holy Mass. It has a theater-like built to maintain the students' view of the front.


Although they are called 'Shops' there is nothing you can buy on those rooms. Five different rooms includes the PE Room, TLE Tool Room, and TLE Gardening Room. The other 2 rooms were recently demolished to make a new study place.

Canteen and Sewing

There is a building for students who take up Food and Handicraft lessons.

wimming Pool

The main objective of the Swimming Pool is to train the students for swimming contests probably one in the University Intramurals.


LSians often travel with the licensed school buses and jeeps. The students pay the minimum fare. Students who come from remote places hire private school buses as their means of transportation.

Yearly Activities

LSians excel in Academic quizzes and contests. It has achieved numerous awards from MTAP, Press Conference, Quiz Bees, etc. Zamantha Nadir Martin and Ivy May Daus brought the school into fame as they ranked 2nd and 8th in the 2006 Saint Louis University College Entrance Exam (SLU-CEE) at Baguio City.

One of the school's profound achievements is its title as the first school that won the grand Champion for five consecutive years and the award for Hall of Fame at the recent Malatarlak Festival street dancing competition led by Noel Reganit as Resident Choreographer, held by the Tarlac City government.

Faculty Members

The current Director of TSU-Laboratory School is Prof. Crisanto B. Mendoza, who presides over: Mr. Willie I. Alagano (Chairman, Academic Department), Mr. Douglas C. Ferrer (Chairman, MAKABAYAN Department), Mrs. Ma. Shinette Morales (GAD Chairman), Dr. Godofredo N. Lacanilao (Extension Services Chairman), Engr. Estrella B. Pagco (Research Chairman), Mrs. Mellany M. Masangkay (Coordinator for Culture and Arts) and Ms. Ninez L. Bautista (Guidance Counselor).

The faculty members are subsequently substituted by the College of Education Student Teachers. The following are the recent faculty members in Laboratory School: Rhonnie Z. Guevarra; Princess Espino; Nancy L. Mati; Shinnete Botio; Morena Mendoza ; Arlyn Conte; Antonio Rosel ; Juvy Galamay(wife of Victor Galamay); Maricel Salcedo.

Official Publication

The Laboratory School publishes its newspaper, The Work Jr., at least thrice every school year, and a Literary Magazine called Prose and Poets, published at least once every school year.

Evolution of The Work Jr. Logos

First Generation Logo

TWj's original logo has light colors. Its blue and white outer circle represents the school's main colors. The said logo had been used by the earlier students of Laboratory School. It is being slightly modified from its original design from time to time.

econd Generation Logo

The logo used in the 2006-2007 version of The Work Jr. is inspired by the operating system Windows Vista with the glass orb concept. The text and outer circle of the logo have been modified, but the original concept of the preceding logo is still visible.


The Laboratory School's yearbook is The Spark Jr. Messages of the President of the Philippines, University President, College Dean, and the School Director are shown. Advertisements are occasionally included in the later portion of the book.

Latest Edition

The Latest edition of "The Spark Jr" is the batch 18 edition, is a 130+ page book without advertisements, includes the three sections of the said batch. Production of the book took longer than expected, and it is expected to be released on May 2008. However, the previous batch (batch 17, class of 2006) is not yet certain on when will their edition is going to be published.

This 2007 edition has been released last September 2008.


Michael Jacob Dijamco posted several designs on his Friendster profile, regarding on the designs. However, the cover for the yearbook was decided by the staff members not the actual winner on that poll.

Advertisements on the release of the yearbook is also available on YouTube. [http://www.youtube.com/MichaelJacob02 The Spark Jr. 2007 Ads]

External links

* [http://www.tsu.edu.ph/ Tarlac State University Official Website]
* [http://tsj2007.110mb.com/ The Spark Jr. 2007 - Official Yearbook Site]
* [http://unitedlsians.ning.com/ United LSians (Social Network)]

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