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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Public
  • LEXINGTON, KY

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a highly rated, public school located in LEXINGTON, KY. It has 2,016 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1370
140 responses
Average ACT
27
599 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$57,291
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$896
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$189,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
  • Sporting events
    53%
  • Marching Band
    16%
  • Spirit week
    13%
  • Student-teacher basketball game
    13%
  • Day of Silence
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,016
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,536
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,218 / year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 54 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 54 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 54 responses

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