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5700 Ramey Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76112

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(817) 815-3000
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January 01, 2014
Dunbar high school is terrible if i could give it no stars i would i am a student things constantly get stolen from me and my peers the athletic program is not as good as everyone thinks since when is it okay for the coaches to discipline the players with a paddle everyone constantly skips the teachers are pushovers just shut down the school and save the community there tax dollars

- submitted by a community member

September 03, 2013
It`s Cool we could use more activities and make it more exciting butother than that i love it!

- submitted by a student

April 14, 2010
Dunbar High School is known for having: strong science and engineering program, good athletic program, low TAKS scores, undisciplined students and low parental involvement. This school has a new principal who has done a great job trying to turn the school back around. The school has young, new staff members dedicated to doing what it takes to educate the kids. The big problem is the parental involvement and lack of home training some of the students show. It's easy to say that this is a bad school, which is not true, teachers educate all students and do not exclude or discriminate on students like other high schools. If parents would care more about their student 's education and teach their child how to act and be respectful, then the teachers could spend more time teaching advanced concepts.

- submitted by a community member

March 29, 2010
Dunbar is great in it's athletic department but is that the only thing we want to be known for, NO Dunbar needs better security and discipline for it's students also better teachers that actually care and and a new carismatic prriincipal more parents need to get involved but over all Dunbar needs an academic come up it's not just about athletics we need to elevate our minds in the hood!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 14, 2009
I love this school because the extra curicular activities keep the kids out of trouble and there also very fun. I love the band, prancing kittens, and the step team. ;D

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 15, 2009
I'm a junior @ dunbar high school and i think our school is great our teachers are very involved and accept our challenges

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2008
I'm a student here, and I have to say that Dunbar used TO be one of the best school in Fort Worth with both vigorous academics and athletics programs. But after 2004 (2005 was when i was a freshman), when its original magnet program was destroyed by the district and the community - Stop Six - around, it has gone downhill with an infinite slope: everything is gone, only 2 or 3 good teachers stayed, but it could only do some tiny good when a few groups of students who still hopelessly tried to keep up with Dunbar's legend reputation. Now the school is filled with new staff, new principal, a whole bunch of bad students who will not cooperate and care for their future. the school's rate is unacceptable. The only reason I like Dunbar is that the UIL program is still going on. That's the only thing i care.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 15, 2008
dunbar is a great school but we need more security or maybe we need the fort worh police department inside the school no matter if its a good day or a bad day

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2008
I am currently a senior at Dunbar and I feel that the problem we have is that the parents aren't as involved as they should be. It is a shame that all these parents can come here and rate our school as unsatisfactory, but at the same time they're allowing their children to come to school acting unruly and uncivilized. It isn't 'the school' that has discipline problems, it's the students. The students reflect their households, which is how their parent(s) or gaurdian(s) has raised them. The Senior class of 2008 has yet to have even half of our students pay their Senior fees, which explains why we haven't done anything or been anywhere. This also will effect how elaborate the decor, food and music will be at the Senior prom. Our new principal Douglas Williams is doing an awesome job at reglulating the high school. i'm glad he's here!

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2008
I am a current student attending the SIP program for the study of engineering and science. I am of the minority background that makes up 90% of the school and in my opinion, Dunbar is only noticed in the media due to basketball athletics or portrayed as negative due to the location of Stop 6. Dunbar has never truly received the recognition of our UIL academics and/or our science programming. I am currently a sophmore and I plan to push my other classmates to acheive more academically toward the press instead of shooting a basketball through a hoop.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2007
Yes, they have security but if something happens to your child, best to call the real police because they will not do anything. Advanced classes may help your kid but not anyone else. As long as teacher or staff not threatened, they are not concerned.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2006
What some people do not seem to consider, is that the prior Principal (who was a very strong personality) retired. We have a new Principal. It is not an easy task to take over in such a situation for anyone, male or female. Dunbar also received a grant to develop a new educational program. The new principal inherited this program and while the program is a very exciting project, it will take some time to get everyone to adjust and completely understand it. I am very excited about what is happening at Dunbar. I regreted that the principal was required to be off-campus so very much last year with meetings and such, but that was a requirement of the grant. I know that Dunbar has a very capable, intelligent and caring principal, excellent teachers, and excellent students. By the way, Coach Hughes retired. His son is now the coach.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2006
'I agree Dunbar High School has been plagued by the lack of discipline and effective experenced leadership. There are severe disciplinary problems every day the infractions nevery addressed. Students and Staff members are put at risk daily due to the administrations failure to remove problem students. The priority should be safety, academics and better commuication with parent instead of avoiding them by the principal when they need to talk about a problem. Dunbar need a strong male/female as a principal right now we don't have that. Until this is adressed nothing will change. Then He/She will get the teacher in order and have their surport.'

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2005
Dunbar HS used to be an excellent academic school with a top-notch 'magnet' program for mathematically and scientifically inclined young students. However, in recent years the FWISD has attempted, successfully, to bury the program. Now Dunbar is a sub-par academic school. One strength of the school is still its excellent basketball team headed by the legendary Robert Hughes.

- submitted by a student

June 12, 2005
I have one child going to this school and I am very pleased with this school I have had no complaints from my child.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2005
Dunbar high school was the best school i'd ever been to, it has plenty of parent participation, and the best extracurricular activities in the state. on a scale of 1-10 i give this school a 10.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2004
While the school excels at extracurricular (sports) endeavors, Dunbar has not yet achieved a school-wide academic excellence culture. The expectation for all students to achieve has not yet been realized.

- submitted by a teacher

June 30, 2004
I am a student at Dunbar and I believe that it is a great school for anybody who is wanting to better their education. Dunbar has programs that are at college levels, and the opprotunity is there, all you need to do is take control of it. You will learn above your level and you will acheive alot. It will be a honor to say that you graduated from Dunbar High School.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2004
Dunbar High School has been plagued by a lack of discipline and effective leadership. Severe disciplinary infractions are not addressed to the point that Students and Staff are routinely put at risk due to the administrations failure to remove problem students. The singular priority at Dunbar is the Basketball team.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
December 18, 2003
well i thing that this is a great school all my kids want to dunbar high. I also when to the same school. the principal is doing a great job. Thank you for the best time of our life.

- submitted by a parent
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Dunbar High School
5700 Ramey Avenue, Fort Worth, TX  76112
(817) 815-3000
Last modified Dunbar High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dunbar High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top