Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a comprehensive high school in the Stop Six neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is located in Texas
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is located in the United States
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
5700 Ramey Ave

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76112

Coordinates32°43′34″N 97°14′40″W / 32.7262427°N 97.2444584°W / 32.7262427; -97.2444584Coordinates: 32°43′34″N 97°14′40″W / 32.7262427°N 97.2444584°W / 32.7262427; -97.2444584[1]
Information
Established1953 (as high school)
School districtFort Worth Independent School District
CEEB code442516
PrincipalMr. Sajade Miller
Teaching staff69.94 FTE (2017-18)[2]
Grades9–12
Enrollment933 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.34 (2017-18)[2]
Campus typeUrban
School colour(s)Blue and White          
MascotWildcat
Website

Named for the dialectical poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the school strives to educate the majority African-American community it serves.

HistoryEdit

Formal education in the Stop Six area was established in 1907 with the Rustville School, which joined the Fort Worth Public School System in 1924. The school changed its name to Paul Laurence Dunbar in 1938 and began adding high school classes in 1953, graduating its first class in 1957.

CampusEdit

The current Dunbar High School building was completed in 1967 for $2.1 million.[3]

Dunbar High School houses an Aviation Engineering, Aviation Technology, and Entrepreneur and Urban Development academic programs.[4]

AthleticsEdit

The Dunbar Wildcats actively compete in the following sports in the UIL:

  • Boys Basketball - The boys basketball program has won three state championships (1993, 2003, 2006)[5]
  • Girls Basketball - The girls basketball program has won two state championships (2005 and 2007)[6]
  • Boys and Girls Track & Field - The boys program won one state title (1974) and the girls program won one state title (1991)[7]
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dunbar High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
  2. ^ a b c "DUNBAR H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  3. ^ http://dunbar.fwisd.org/pages/Dunbar/About_Us
  4. ^ Aviation Engineering
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2015-02-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2015-02-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-12-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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