1600 Man O' War Blvd
Lexington, KY 40513
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
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).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

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.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,054 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

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
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State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#310 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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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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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
93%
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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,054 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 10%)

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