School Details

Dunbar Elementary School

403 Richardson St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 802-7950
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 347 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
90%
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93%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dunbar Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Dunbar Elementary School is Karen Brown-Collier and can be contacted at kbcollier@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 347 students attend Dunbar Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Dunbar Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 347 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dunbar Elementary School is 13:1. Gideons Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 83%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.6% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 84% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Dunbar is a great place and the building is beautiful. The principal is working hard to change the image of Dunbar she cares and wants to make a difference I don't always agree with her but she respects my opinion and tries to work with me. We need more parents to get involved!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My boys started at Dunbar in the beginning of the school year 2012-13 and we have had nothing but problems ever since. My son's 2nd grade teacher seems more interested in furthering her own education then the importance of her students. The principal Ms Collier-Brown is the biggest problem that the school has. Ms Brown is rude and seems that she wants everyone to know that she is in charge even at the expense of the children's feelings. Im in the process of trying to have both of my boys taken out of that school and placed in another. I would not recommend this school for anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    While Dunbar has a few teachers that are dedicated to the students and their success the administrators seem to care nothing about the children's well-being. Parents are not welcomed and feel so out of sync. The only people that has made an effort to communicate and have the parents involved is the people on the PTA.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great. The staff is excellent and every teacher knows almost everychild in the school. its a great student to teacher ratio and the teachers are there to support you and your family

  • (9 years ago)

    Dunbar Elementary is the greatest school ever. espescially the Principal- Mrs. Corliss Randall Davenport.

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