Paul Dunbar Lawrence School

707 W Grant St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Bottom 50%
Serving 230 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Paul Dunbar Lawrence School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School's student population of 230 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
230 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
#1779 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
32%
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10-14%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
56%
47%
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Black
34%
6%
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White
5%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
6%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paul Dunbar Lawrence School's ranking?
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is ranked #1779 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Paul Dunbar Lawrence School often compared to?
Paul Dunbar Lawrence Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas A Edison School, Garfield School, Lowell Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Paul Dunbar Lawrence School?
230 students attend Paul Dunbar Lawrence School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Paul Dunbar Lawrence School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are Black, 5% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paul Dunbar Lawrence School?
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Paul Dunbar Lawrence School offer ?
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Paul Dunbar Lawrence School part of?
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is part of Phoenix Elementary District (4256) School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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