Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1600 Man O' War Blvd
Lexington, KY 40513
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School serves 2,054 students in grades 9-12.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 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).

Top Placements

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's student population of 2,054 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,054 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#461 out of 1246 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
24%
7%
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Black
13%
10%
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White
52%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.40
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Graduation Rate
90%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is Lafayette High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Beaumont Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rosa Parks Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lexington Rosa Parks Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 719 students
    0.6 miles
    1251 Beaumont Centre Lane
    Lexington, KY 40513
    (859) 381-3132
    0.6 K-5 719
  • Lexington Beaumont Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,063 student
    1.4 miles
    2080 Georgian Way
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (859) 381-3094
    1.4 6-8 1,063
  • Lexington Garden Springs Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 447 students
    1.6 miles
    2151 Garden Springs Dr
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (859) 381-3388
    1.6 K-5 447
  • Lexington Stonewall Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 739 students
    1.7 miles
    3215 Cornwall Dr
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859) 381-3079
    1.7 PK-5 739
  • Lexington James Lane Allen Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 487 students
    2.0 miles
    1901 Appomattox Rd
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (859) 381-3456
    2 PK-5 487

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