Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School serves 818 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's student population of 818 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students818 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#136 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
95%
34%
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White
1%
38%
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Diversity Score0.100.72
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Graduation Rate
84%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore City Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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