1200 1208 Polk St
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation serves 657 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation's student population of 657 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle For Innovation is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1171 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 657 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 50%)

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