Paul Dunbar Lawrence School

707 W. Grant
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School serves 308 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Paul Dunbar Lawrence School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona 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 16% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School's student population of 308 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is 0.53, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1893 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
59%
45%
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Black
35%
5%
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White
2%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhoenix Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is Jail-maricopa County Sheriffs Office (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lowell Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vista College Preparatory (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Phoenix Vista College Preparatory Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 299 students
    0.2 miles
    812 S. 6th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 321-1707
    0.2 K-5 299
  • Phoenix Lowell Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 537 students
    0.5 miles
    1121 South 3rd Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 257-3835
    0.5 PK-8 537
  • Phoenix Mary Mcleod Bethune School Math: 26% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 406 students
    0.6 miles
    1310 S. 15th Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 257-3830
    0.6 PK-8 406
  • Phoenix Jail-maricopa County Sheriffs Office Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 10 students
    0.7 miles
    225 W. Washington
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 256-5367
    0.7 9-12 10
  • Phoenix Arizona Call-a-teen Center For Excellence Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 147 students
    1.0 miles
    649 North 6th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 252-6721
    1 9-12 147

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