Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

4750 Winkler Avenue Ext
Fort Myers, FL 33966
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School serves 996 students in grades 6-8.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 996 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School's student population of 996 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
996 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1406 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
36%
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Black
32%
21%
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White
25%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School's ranking?
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is ranked #1406 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School often compared to?
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cypress Lake Middle School, Fort Myers Middle Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School?
996 students attend Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are Black, 25% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School?
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School offer ?
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School part of?
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is part of Lee School District.

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Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 996 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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