PROFICIENCY 59% 24% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
49%Fayette County
25%Lexington-Fayette
47%Kentucky

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Fayette County" in Lexington-Fayette, KY. There are a total of 2,168 students and 114 teachers at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 19 to 1. There are a total of 762 free lunch students and 60 reduced lunch students.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 58.5%, which is 24% higher than the Kentucky average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students2168
Teachers114.4
Student/Teacher ratio19:1
Free lunch762
Reduced lunch60

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment781
Taking some courses523
Taking some courses (not tests)248
Passing some courses405
Passing no courses111

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, there are a total of 781 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 523 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All52%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School52%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All65%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School65%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictKentuckyNational
Caucasian 58.3% 55.1% 79.3% 51.1%
African American 16.3% 22.7% 10.7% 15.9%
Asian 8.2% 4.1% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 14.2% 13.5% 5.2% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.9% 4.2% 2.9% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Rosa Parks Elementary School84%0.8Lexington-Fayette, KY
Beaumont Middle School68%1.3Lexington-Fayette, KY
Stonewall Elementary School68%1.7Lexington-Fayette, KY
Garden Springs Elementary School53%1.7Lexington-Fayette, KY
Jessie M Clark Middle School66%2.0Lexington-Fayette, KY
James Lane Allen Elementary School33%2.0Lexington-Fayette, KY
Clays Mill Elementary School68%2.2Lexington-Fayette, KY
Wellington Elementary67%2.4Lexington-Fayette, KY
Picadome Elementary School74%2.9Lexington-Fayette, KY
Scapa At Bluegrass84%2.9Lexington-Fayette, KY
Lafayette High School69%2.9Lexington-Fayette, KY
Cardinal Valley Elementary School24%3.1Lexington-Fayette, KY

Lexington-Fayette demographics profile

StatisticLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Population311,5294,411,989318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,09810891
Median age34.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%58%55%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish6%3%13%

Education level achieved in Lexington-Fayette

IndexLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade87.0%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college69.3%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.3%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.4%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters17.9%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.5%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.9%0.9%1.3%
Source: The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.