500 Whitehall Ter Sw
Atlanta, GA 30312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Dunbar Elementary School serves 283 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Dunbar Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dunbar Elementary School's student population of 283 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
283 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Dunbar Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,196 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dunbar Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1999 out of 2196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dunbar Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
2%
17%
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Black
96%
36%
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White
n/a
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.08
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dunbar Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dunbar Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 44% GA state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% GA state average).

How many students attend Dunbar Elementary School?

283 students attend Dunbar Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

96% of Dunbar Elementary School students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dunbar Elementary School?

Dunbar Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Georgia state average of 14:1.

What grades does Dunbar Elementary School offer ?

Dunbar Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 283 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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