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
9 182
10 234
11 211
12 228

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a public high school of the Baltimore City Public Schools located in Baltimore, MD. It has 855 students in grades 9th through 12th. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is the 151st largest public high school in Maryland and the 6,940th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Total Students: 855
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 48
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,940th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 151st out of 278
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 226th out of 266
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 167th out of 266

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 452
(53%)
12,794
(50%)
 Female 403
(47%)
12,934
(50%)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 821
(96%)
22,568
(88%)
 Hispanic 18
(2%)
1,303
(5%)
 White 10
(1%)
1,445
(6%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
249
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
56
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
52
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
55
(0%)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 678
(79%)
21,850
(85%)
 Not Eligible 177
(21%)
3,878
(15%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is ranked 42nd out of 263 ranked schools in Maryland, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (79.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 38.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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 501
2006 505
2007 446
2008 449
2009 553
2010 717
2011 798
2012 853
2013 907
2014 857
2015 855

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.5
2006 14
2007 14.9
2008 16.9
2009 17.8
2010 18.9
2011 18.6
2012 17.6
2013 18.3
2014 16
2015 17.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53692614770459
2006 0.58613861386139
2007 0.5762331838565
2008 0.60356347438753
2009 0.71971066907776
2010 0.71269177126918
2011 0.66917293233083
2012 0.69636576787808
2013 0.70231532524807
2014 0.73278879813302
2015 0.79298245614035

Compare Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.1% 13.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,780.0% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 38.5%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 79.3%
 

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