Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School

500 Saint Anthony St

Mobile, AL 36603-6123

Grades: 4-9

545 students

Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School serves 545 students in grades 4-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% 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.

Overview

The student population of 545 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 4-9
Total Students 545 students
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 35% Male / 65%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Asian Students (1996-2013)
Hispanic
4%
5%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Black Students (2003-2013)
Black
52%
34%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
43%
57%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.55 0.20
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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.
62%
52%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
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.
11%
6%
Dunbar Creative Performing Arts Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 61,341 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,279 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,522 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 11% over four years.
School District Name Mobile County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
113
7
Number of Students Managed 61,341 2,979
Mobile County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $580 MM $29 MM
Mobile County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $595 MM $31 MM
Mobile County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,279 $9,620
Mobile County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,522 $10,180
Mobile County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mobile Co Alternative School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mobile Co Alternative School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mobile Co Alternative School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MobileMobile Co Alternative School
    Alternative School
    504 Government St
    MobileAL 36602
    (251)221-4245
    Alternative School

    0.3 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 81 students                      
  • MobileFlorence Howard Elementary School
    957 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-1406
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 445 students                      
  • MobileCalloway Smith Middle School
    350 North Lawrence St
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-2042
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-9 | 747 students                      
  • Mobile W H Council Traditional School
    Magnet School
    751 Wilkinson St
    MobileAL 36603
    (251)221-1139
    Magnet School

    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 657 students                      
  • MobileLeinkauf Elementary School
    1410 Monroe St
    MobileAL 36604
    (251)221-1495
    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 426 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - This school is great and has plenty of programs offered - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!