132 reviews
  1. Fort Worth Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
5700 Ramey Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Telephone
(817) 815-3000

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
920
49 responses
Average ACT
20
7 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Football games
    40%
  • Pep rallies
    27%
  • Staff vs seniors basketball game
    23%
  • UIL
    7%
  • Parent programs,
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
858
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,938
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,503/ year
National
$11,890
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses

Dunbar High School Reviews

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Most of my teachers are very lazy, they're just there to get paid. Those are the types of teachers that either hand out work and expect us to do it on our own using our knowledge, or give out nothing but vocabulary words and pray to God we understand. However, there is the handful of teachers i admire, they break down what we're learning into little bites, understand when we don't know something, slow down the learning process a little, etc. Overall, my school seems pretty balanced, we have well educated kids, and the ones who aren't so willing to try.
I have been a Dunbar Wildcat student ever since i went to the 6th grade center, and i've loved some moments more than others. Such as the difference between our band winning 2nd place at Royal battle of the bands in houston after many years and the time new decorations got added to the school. My Experience at Dunbar has taught me that there will be people who will do nothing else but just put you down out there in the real world, but don't let it get to you, push through it and fight for what you believe in. Dunbar High School, has taught me many lessons that i will cherish in the future.
Dunbar high-school teachers care about their students it's just when the student don't care about themselves. It's not so much of a teacher problem when students fall asleep or are disruptive. I see it as a viscera situation because with a little creativity a lesson I learn in class could make my day. As for the students, there are some who do no care about school or the learning environment of others. Yet, in the end if we keep our heads high with our minds toward what we are suppose to do then learning in school shouldn't be such a hassle.