Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School serves 2,054 students in grades 9-12.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's student population of 2,054 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#310 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education
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