School Details

Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center

505 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-2344
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 405 students 12 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

41%
62%
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19%
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57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
64%
61%
39%
59%
60%
92%
84%
83%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
73%
81%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
56%
55%
29%
59%
60%
31%
51%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
51%
52%
32%
57%
59%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Dade average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center is a public middle school in Miami. The principal of Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center is Ms. Ann M Lewis, whose e-mail is pr1441@dadeschools.net. 405 students go to Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 405 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center is 12:1. Choice Learning Academy North is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 24%
Hispanic 36% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian 0% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 73%
Limited English proficiency 26% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I LOVE THE SCHOOL JUST WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM HELP KIDS THAT COME TO THE SCHOOL WITH DIFFERENT LANGUAGES IN THEIR FAMILY BE MORE HELP LIKE SPANISH CLASSES ENGLISHES CLASSES

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is horrible! The teachers have no patience for the students they dont control all the bullys in this school and the teachers dont give homework! Truely is a F school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great for kids. I love all the teachers there. It is a straight forward school my child always tells me good things about Dunbar

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