Paul L. Dunbar Middle for Innovation School

1200 1208 Polk St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 | (434) 522-3740
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 627
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5 out of 5 | 6 Reviews
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School Operational Details
  • Magnet School
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 627
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 44.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 299 (47.7%)
  • Females: 309 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 63 (10.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 363 (57.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 426 (67.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Paul L. Dunbar Middle for Innovation School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black38861.9%
Asian81.3%
Hispanic193.0%
White19230.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Paul L. Dunbar Middle for Innovation School
  Number Percent
6th Grade20833.2%
7th Grade21934.9%
8th Grade20031.9%
Source: VA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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6 reviews for Paul L. Dunbar Middle for Innovation School

  • Reviewed by Teacher on June 09, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is the best school I have ever worked for! Dunbar is an excellent school with the most dedicated and innovative teachers in Lynchburg. We have an excellent theater program, an award winning band and orchestra, and one of the only middle school herpetology labs in the country. (I love the touch tank!) Our basketball team was undefeated last year and we had over 200 students enter writing competitions. This middle school has everything. it is truly innovative. The best thing about the school though is the atmosphere and the friendliness. Everyone seems happy to be here! P.L. Dunbar is an excellent school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 14, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is awesome! My child has excelled thanks to the great staff and faculty.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 17, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am looking for an email address to Garnell Stamps, teacher at Dunbar MS.
    Garnell
  • Reviewed by Student on March 02, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I liked this school.It was a great school with alot of nice teachers and staff members. Thank you for the education oppertunity.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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The overall school rating shows that Paul L. Dunbar Middle for Innovation School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on SOL state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Earth Science
  • English Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing

SOL - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Reading Test
201079.0%80.0%88.0%
200983.0%83.0%86.0%
200881.0%82.0%85.0%
 
Mathematics Test
201069.0%63.0%77.0%
200961.0%60.0%73.0%
200856.0%61.0%68.0%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Reading Test
201086.0%82.0%89.0%
200986.0%82.0%88.0%
200882.0%80.0%86.0%
 
Mathematics Test
201051.0%45.0%75.0%
200951.0%50.0%71.0%
200844.0%51.0%65.0%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Reading Test
201086.0%84.0%90.0%
200989.0%86.0%87.0%
200879.0%78.0%83.0%
 
Mathematics Test
201080.0%80.0%87.0%
200982.0%79.0%85.0%
200877.0%78.0%83.0%
 
Science Test
201087.0%87.0%92.0%
200982.0%83.0%90.0%
200885.0%88.0%90.0%
 
Writing Test
201090.0%88.0%91.0%
200983.0%84.0%89.0%
200880.0%85.0%87.0%
 

End-of-Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
2010100.0%89.0%94.0%
2009100.0%90.0%94.0%
2008100.0%92.0%93.0%
 
Earth Science Test
201097.0%85.0%88.0%
200997.0%81.0%87.0%
200898.0%84.0%86.0%
 
Source: VA Department of Education 2009-2010

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