Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center serves 306 students in grades Prekindergarten.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center's student population of 306 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Total Students306 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,780 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar Early Education Center is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (12-13)#7303 out of 7780 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
7%
52%
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Black
83%
13%
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White
5%
28%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.300.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTexarkana Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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