In 1964, a gymnasium and music auditorium are added under leadership of Principal John L. Garret, Jr.
Closed circuit televisions are added under Principal Garrett’s administration so that transmissions to television receivers in Peabody Hall could allow students in the College of Education to observe classes in progress at the Laboratory School.
Principal Garret and faculty introduce “Exploratory Courses” around this time period.
J. Quitman Long becomes the first full professor at the LSU Laboratory School.
Academic excellence continues to thrive as University High School wins first place in the State Literary Rally each of the 10 years of Dr. Garrett’s tenure and the number of National Merit Scholarship Program finalists shoots to well above the national average.
Boys’ cross country team wins state title in 1965.
First air conditioning system is installed.
U-High Football games are played in Alex Box Stadium.
Baseball district championship is earned in 1961.
Track state championships are earned in 1962, 1964 and 1965.
Band receives a Superior rating at festival for four years, 1969-1972.
Seniors begin their annual trip to Washington, D.C., for a tour of the capitol.