Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation serves 657 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation's student population of 657 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 53 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,801 schools in Virginia (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1589 out of 1801 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
16%
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Black
48%
22%
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White
36%
49%
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Two or more races
10%
6%
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Diversity Score0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLynchburg City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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