Paul Dunbar Lawrence School

707 W. Grant, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 257-3790
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 373 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

60%
45%
62%
63%
57%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
49%
61%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
41%
59%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is Loraine Conley. 373 children attend Paul Dunbar Lawrence School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 31% of the Paul Dunbar Lawrence School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 373 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Paul Dunbar Lawrence School is 17:1. Lowell School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 83%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 7%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 1.0% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 76%
Limited English proficiency 31% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Dunbar from Kindergarten until 5th Grade. I have 4 children attending Dunbar now and they are all Honor roll students. I wouldn't have them attending any other school. My fiance's daughter is now attending this school and she has gone from a D student to an A and B student. Dunbar sticks to its goals and mission I have NO Complaints.

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