Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School

500 Saint Anthony St

Mobile, AL 36603-6123

Tel: (251)221-2160
Grades 6-8
575 students
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School serves 575 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School operates within the Mobile County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 575 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 575 students
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 16:1
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Asian Students (1997-2014)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
57%
34%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
38%
57%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.56
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
60%
52%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Mobile County School District's student population of 58,435 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,433 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Mobile County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
112
7
Number of Students Managed 58,435 2,883
Mobile County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $592 MM n/a
Mobile County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $582 MM n/a
Mobile County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $9,433 n/a
Mobile County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $9,265 n/a
Mobile County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Continuous Learning Center (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mobile Co Alternative School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Florence Howard Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MobileMobile Co Alternative SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 7-8 | 71 students
    0.3 miles
    800 1/2 Whitley St
    MobileAL 36610
    (251)221-4245
    0.37-871
  • MobileFlorence Howard Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
    0.6 miles
    957 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-1406
    0.6PK-5470
  • MobileCalloway Smith Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 735 students
    0.8 miles
    350 North Lawrence St
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-2042
    0.86-8735
  • MobileLeinkauf Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 427 students
    1.5 miles
    1410 Monroe St
    MobileAL 36604
    (251)221-1495
    1.5KG-5427
  • Mobile W H Council Traditional SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: KG-5 | 681 students
    1.5 miles
    751 Wilkinson St
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-1139
    1.5KG-5681

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This school is great and has plenty of programs offered
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/27/12

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