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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Public | 9-12

 

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

This school is a complete mess. I try to call the staff, they never answer you or call you back for things like my child's IEP. Like, I would never send my child here again. I have made the big mistake ever in my life and my child's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

DUNBAR IS A GREAT SCHOOL IT HAS TONS OF A.P CLASS,EXTRA CIRRICULUIM CLASSES AND SPORTS
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2009

This school is one of the best schools i have ever attended the new hopkins program is wonderdul and i love the bio-tec classes
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2009

i feel this school is a great school because not only of the sports but because of the students and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

This school is not very organized and trying to contact a tecaher is nearly impossible. They have no website or emails to get in contact with teachers. The principal is a very understanding man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

I'm currently a senior at Dunbar High. I am also grateful that I made this school as my choice. From here I'll carry everything I learned to further success. 2009 it's our time!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I attends Dunbar High School and I love it Its a GOOD school I would recommend anyone to this school 2011 STAND UP!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

I am now a senior at paul laurence dunbar in baltimore, maryland and i enjoy attending dunbar. Your always treated like family and encouraged to do your best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

I am glad to attend this school because it has great staff and great people all around. I am a 10th grader at this current time
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2007

Dunbar High School has always maintained a commitment to its students. As a graduate of Dunbar, I have nothing but rave reviews about the quality of education and love I received. I'm trilled to mention that in SY07-08 my son will join the ranks of Dunbar and will be the 3rd generation of my family to attend this prestigious school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2006

As a former student of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, I am enthusiastic about the oppurtunties and overall progression that Dunbar continues to strive towards. I am a proud graduate of Dunbar and look forward to the Poets raising their standards of excellence!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2006

I love being a Freashman at Dunbar High Ive always dreamed of going here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2005

Hello my name is Rachel Antoine, i am a student at Dunbar. I am in the 9th grade. I am dissapointed of the school funding efforts and i am trying to help with the problem but i also need everyones help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2003

As an alumni of Dunbar High I was pleased with the education I received there and I am happy with the changes they are making and the progression the school has made over the past couple of years.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2003

as a former student and current alumni of Dunbar High i am pleased with its progression and see many great things that lie ahead for the school. i am very much impressed with the overall staff and see a great involvement in the lives of the students.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 35%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • School psychologist
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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (410) 642-4478

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