Paul Laurence Dunbar School

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar School serves 404 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar School's student population of 404 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students404 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paul Laurence Dunbar School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#949 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
46%
24%
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Black
47%
13%
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White
6%
55%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBridgeport School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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    0.6 miles
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    (203) 275-2300
    0.6 PK-8 603
  • Bridgeport Waltersville School
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    0.7 miles
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    Bridgeport, CT 06608
    (203) 275-2400
    0.7 PK-8 473
  • Bridgeport The Bridge Academy Charter School
    Grades: 7-12 | 279 students
    1.0 miles
    160 Pulaski Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06608
    (203) 336-9999
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  • Bridgeport Great Oaks Charter School Charter School
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    1.0 miles
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