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Paul L Dunbar Learning Center

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Posted September 16, 2010

Well, one didn't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because that one didn't care because a small child lost his life.


Posted April 29, 2010

I love the teachers they are great and they care about the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2010

The principal tells the kids that they are being used to determine how many jail cells to build. While they do have a few good teachers (Ms. Slater, Ms. Reece, Ms. Anderson and Mrs. Dunn) they need a complete overhaul. They also need to review their rules. Students can not run while playing out side, they can not talk inside, they even write punish the students for their hair cuts. If I could, I would move just so my kids could go to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

This School has a very poor disciplinary systems.They actually give out tickets to children for everything instead of calling parents.They will rather send the kids away to alternative scholls instead of helping with thier issues.As a parent,I know there is a better way of helping these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

I hate the school's lunch program! Why are they rushed and not allowed to talk during lunch? Lunch and meal time conversation are a part of socialization. The lunches are not nutritious. Not enough healthy choices. Lunch is sad at Dunbar.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Black or African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented93%

Math

All Students76%
Female70%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education80%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Gifted/talented96%

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Gifted/talented96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)90%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students68%
Female63%
Male72%
Black or African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
28%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented93%
Non-Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male40%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female36%
Male44%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Gifted/talented62%
Non-Gifted36%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female33%
Male56%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)54%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Gifted/talented77%
Non-Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female35%
Male40%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%
Gifted/talented85%
Non-Gifted29%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Female65%
Male40%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted44%
Bilingual25%

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male37%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingual25%

Science

All Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted42%
Bilingual38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 82% 13%
Hispanic 17% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 31%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Grant Atai
Fax number
  • (972) 794-6601

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4200 Metropolitan Ave
Dallas, TX 75210
Phone: (972) 794-6600

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