PROFICIENCY 9% 64% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
22%District of Columbia Public Schools
23%District of Columbia

Dunbar High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "District of Columbia Public Schools" in Washington, DC. There are a total of 653 students and 42 teachers at Dunbar High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 653 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Dunbar High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 8.5%, which is 64% lower than the District of Columbia average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch653
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Dunbar High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All<= 5%
High School<= 5%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School10-14%

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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Dunbar High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Caucasian 0.3% 11.7% 9.2% 51.1%
African American 97.3% 67.9% 72.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.3% 2.0% 1.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.0% 16.1% 14.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 1.9% 1.7% 3.1%

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Washington demographics profile

StatisticWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Population density (sq mi)10,7791091
Median age33.833.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%34%55%
Speak English83%83%79%
Speak Spanish9%9%13%

Education level achieved in Washington

IndexWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaNational
Completed 8th grade88.2%88.2%84.3%
Completed high school87.4%87.4%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%71.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree58.5%58.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.4%55.4%30.3%
Completed masters32.0%32.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.5%12.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.1%4.1%1.3%
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Source: The Dunbar High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.