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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dunbar High School is a public, magnet school located in Fort Myers, FL. It has 1,979 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.

Dunbar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1030
207 responses
Average ACT
21
110 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$43,474
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
  • Pep Rallies
    28%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Homecoming week
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Raiders
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,979
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,983
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,605/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I was a student at Dunbar high school and I gotta say that they provide so many opportunities that had helped me for college and become more prepared for the outside world. I was in the International Bachelorette Diploma Program (IB DP), Avid Program, Trio program from FGCU and even in a soccor team in Dunbar! I recommend anyone coming to Dunbar high school to take these opportunities that they provide. They have a wonderful STEM program, Biomedical program, clubs, sports, and amazing teachers that want to see you succeed.
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I would like to begin stating Dunbar High School is a school for opportunities. Of course, if you open yourself to those doors. Dunbar High School is the only school in lee county that offers the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (CP) and Diploma Programme(DP). Dunbar offers programs such as Technology academy programs, PLTW Engineering and Biomedical Academy programs, and Avid. Not only does it offer a wide variety of programs but the diversity in Dunbar is phenomenal. Dunbar is known to be the center of international students. I remember at the beginning of my junior year I meet a kid from Russian, he did not know any English. After the first semester, he spoke better English than me! Dunbar would not be Dunbar if it was not for the amazing teachers. Our teachers have poured their hearts in Dunbar and for their efforts, we are put on the map.
Best school with best faculty. It has a bad reputation due to the neighborhood but the principal, Mr. Burnside does not allow nonsense! Achievement is the expectation and is often met because of how much the teachers and faculty care about the student's success.