Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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1600 Man O War Blvd

Lexington, KY 40513

(859) 381-3546

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 2,117

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

This school has a great teaching staff - for the most part they are very committed and involved - we have several very exceptional teachers! The opportunities for student involvement are great.

Posted by a parent on 03/23/12

Great academics, great atmosphere, solid instructors, great extracurricular programs.

Posted by a parent on 09/05/08

I am proud to say that I am a graduate from Paul Laurence Dunbar High. This school opened several doors for me allowed me to achieve in areas where it did not seem possible. The faculty and staff interact with the students and are there for students if they need them. Students are labled- which allows ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/28/08

I love it, the sporting tradition is huge. Im proud to be on the football team

Posted by a student on 08/16/08

Top academic programs, excellent althletic programs, music department one of the best in state and nation.

Posted by a parent on 08/03/08

I attended Dunbar from 1996-2006, and my youngest brother is now a freshman at Dunbar. The quality of education at Dunbar is excellent; students are challenged both academically and extracurricularly to excel.

Posted by a former student on 11/15/06

I graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar in 2004 as a member of the MSTC program. I am currently at Stanford University. Many of the students in my class attended the top universities in the nation, and I really attribute it to the great MSTC program, and Dunbar in general.

Posted by a former student on 05/08/06

You will recieve a great education at Paul Laurence Dunbar H.S., but they are very strict with rules. Like being are suspended for having to many tardies. They also have very friendly teachers.

Posted by a student on 12/12/04

I had two children at this school. Both graduated and went to Washington University in St Louis. Both have done extremely well there and the eldest is at law School in Washington DC. My children went through private schools until they went to Dunbar and I found this school to be exceptional.

Posted by a parent on 08/10/03

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Test scores for Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

KCCT* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2011
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Fayette County Schools
* In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Lexington schools — Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is located at 1600 Man O War Blvd, Lexington KY 40513. 1600 Man O War Blvd is in the 40513 ZIP code in Lexington, KY The school district for Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is the Fayette County Schools. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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