Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
890 Cauldwell Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar serves 244 students in grades 6-8.
Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar's student population of 244 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students244 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#4184 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
58%
27%
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Black
40%
17%
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White
1%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.510.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 8 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Middle School 301 Paul L Dunbar is Bronx Haven High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Icahn Charter School 3 (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 140 Eagle School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bronx Bronx Haven High School Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 177 students
    0.1 miles
    333 E 151st St
    Bronx, NY 10451
    (718) 292-3638
    0.1 9-12 177
  • Bronx P.S. 140 Eagle School Math: 27% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 635 students
    0.1 miles
    916 Eagle Ave
    Bronx, NY 10456
    (718) 585-1205
    0.1 PK-5 635
  • Bronx Icahn Charter School 3 Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 320 students
    0.2 miles
    1500 Pelham Pkwy S
    Bronx, NY 10461
    (718) 828-0034
    0.2 K-8 320
  • Bronx New Visions Chtr High School-adv Ma/sci Ii Charter School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 546 students
    0.2 miles
    900 Tinton Ave
    Bronx, NY 10456
    (718) 665-3671
    0.2 9-12 546
  • Bronx P.S. 146 Edward Collins Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 405 students
    0.2 miles
    968 Cauldwell Ave
    Bronx, NY 10456
    (718) 378-9664
    0.2 PK-5 405

School Reviews

5  
I taught there for only a short time since I was preparing to retire and was placed as a necessary transfer from a previous assignment. The neighborhood was rather rough but the school had a very supportive and helpful administrative /faculty team. The low standard scores are a result of conditions the young people face at home making teachers face a very challenging student population and do try their best. I felt I had sufficient materials to teach so you can't blame that for an inadequacy. Since I left in 2006 there was a dramatic drop in staff and students. In all Dunbar has sufficient programs, teachers and facilities. The arts and extras I didn't know too much since I left rather early. I would consider this school for your child.
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