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Dunbar High School

Public | 9-12 | 768 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2010

I love Dunbar because the teavhers really care about the students and teach them all they need to know to be sucsesfull.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

My daughter had a terrible experience at this school. Far too many fights, daily, and the teachers were barely able to get across the most basic understanding of their subjects. My daughter had a 4.0 at Dunbar before I had her transferred to another district high school. Her grades immediately fell in Math and Science and she had to retake 1 years worth of subjects over the summer just to stay in the same grade. Dunbar is little more than day-care, do not expect your child to achieve anything once graduated from this sub-par school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Both of my daughters attend this school 9th & 10th grades my 10th is on the honor rool and really likes the school,but as for my 9th grader she doesn't like the school at all,to many fights in school,not really learning alot.She will not be returning next year.My 10th grader will remain their until i visably notice a change in her grades or behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This school is horrible, as you can tell by the rating from Great Schools. My child attended this school freshman year, didn't learn a thing and I snatched her out. The teacher's do not care, they participate in the student's gossip and rederick and often add fuel to the fire. The principal only cares about sports, if you are not a basketball or football star, she really doesn't care. You can't find her walking the hallways during a school day or available to take a parents phone call or e-mail but bet your bottom dollar, she will be in the stands at every basketball game.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

Dunbar is an excellent school for youth you are interested in medicine or law. It is a great school for arts and music they also have a great JROTC program. I recommend this school for all incoming ninth graders. It is also a excellent school for upper classmen.The teachers are great with the students. they allow you to get a chance a something that many people never had.And that is a great education.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female35%
Male46%
Black, non-Hispanic39%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled0%
Non-disabled51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled19%
Non-disabled76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students31%
Female25%
Male37%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled5%
Non-disabled37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Black, non-Hispanic57%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled15%
Non-disabled67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabled25%
Non-disabled79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
78 (2011)
 
68 (2010)
 
76 (2009)
 
67 (2008)

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120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

15

Graduation rate

69%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 94% 16%
Two or more races 3% 4%
White 3% 74%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A47%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 23%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Fairview
Wilbur Wright
DPS public and charter
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • Marlayna A. Randolph
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (937) 542-6761

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Parent/teacher conferences open house freshman orientation assembly/awards programs athletic events
More from this school
  • At Dunbar High School, a solid core curriculum is emphasized. Math/science departments have highly effective teachers. Dunbar is proud of the number of graduates going into medical arts programs.
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Wilbur Wright
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