Paul Laurence Dunbar High School



Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 706
10 569
11 557
12 453
UG 3

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a public high school of the Fayette County School District located in Lexington, KY. It has 2,288 students in grades 9th through 12th. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is the 2nd largest public high school in Kentucky and the 945th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.3 to 1.

Total Students: 2,288
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 118.8

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,156
(51%)
5,646
(49%)
 Male 1,132
(49%)
5,856
(51%)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,250
(55%)
6,520
(57%)
 Hispanic 428
(19%)
1,278
(11%)
 Black 370
(16%)
2,810
(24%)
 Asian 177
(8%)
463
(4%)
 Two or More 61
(3%)
399
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
24
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
8
(0%)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,270
(56%)
6,188
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 956
(42%)
4,927
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 62
(3%)
387
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is ranked 5th out of 395 ranked schools in Kentucky, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.5%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2209
2006 2135
2007 2134
2008 2077
2009 2074
2010 2099
2011 2120
2012 2160
2013 2220
2014 2168
2015 2288

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.3
2006 19.1
2007 19.1
2008 18.8
2009 21.3
2010 18.3
2011 17.6
2012 18.6
2013 19
2014 19
2015 19.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.22408329560887
2006 0.22435597189696
2007 0.25117150890347
2008 0.27106403466538
2009 0.30906460945034
2010 0.31252977608385
2011 0.31933962264151
2012 0.35416666666667
2013 0.33648648648649
2014 0.37915129151292
2015 0.44493006993007

Compare Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,556.9% 15.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,930.0% 19.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 44.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 54.2%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Lexington, KY
Public 09 - 12 2,288 19.3:1  
Lexington Catholic High School
Lexington, KY
Private 09 - 12 874 14:1 3 miles
Lafayette High School
Lexington, KY
Public 09 - 12 2,092 18.3:1 3 miles
Clays Mill Road Christian Academy
Lexington, KY
Private KG - 12 114 16:1 3 miles
Lexington Christian Academy
Lexington, KY
Private PK - 12 1,448 7:1 3 miles
Opportunity Middle College
Lexington, KY
Public 11 - 12 104 43.3:1 5 miles
Tates Creek High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,814 18.9:1 6 miles
Steam Academy
Lexington, KY
Public 09 - 11 324 18.5:1 6 miles
Henry Clay High School
Lexington, KY
Public 09 - 12 2,379 18.4:1 6 miles
Fayette County Learning Center
Lexington, KY
Public 08 - 12 157 8.7:1 7 miles
Trinity Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 313 8:1 7 miles
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