Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

Public 6-8

 4750 Winkler Avenue Ext
       Fort Myers, FL  33966-6911


 (239) 334-1357

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District: Lee

SchoolDigger Rank:
582nd of 1,081 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  1,018

Racial breakdown:

African American:
35.7%
Hispanic:
31.1%
White:
25.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.8%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School ranked worse than 53.8% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 12th among 19 ranked middle schools in the Lee School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.76. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (35.7%), Hispanic (31.1%), White (25.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is 16.7, which is the lowest among 19 middle schools in the Lee School District! (See more...)
Compare Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School employs 60.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School 582nd of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in the ranking list.)

Lee:

SchoolDigger ranks Lee 40th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.90 140th 593 76.4%
2005 69.68 170th 602 71.8%
2006 75.89 150th 675 77.8%
2007 66.65 248th 736 66.3%
2008 62.06 305th 740 58.8%
2009 59.89 336th 780 56.9%
2010 58.81 374th 839 55.4%
2011 59.35 389th 891 56.3%
2012 55.27 413th 897 54.0%
2013 55.95 417th 956 56.4%
2014 47.03 532nd 999 46.7%
2016 40.47 587th 997 41.1%
2017 46.12 547th 1031 46.9%
2018 49.56 523rd 1035 49.5%
2019 46.76 582nd 1081 46.2%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Open Quote The Principal and administrators are fully engaged, the Counselors are involved and teachers care! The theater program is the best and we like to call this school OUR BEST KEPT SECRET. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Open Quote As a parent who is raising two young boys in a very global and diverse society it is important for my kids to have an educational experience at a school that promotes diversity and develops a culture that emphasizes respect, tolerance, and acceptance. Dunbar Middle meets all of those expectations and much more. They have some of the most dedicated and caring teachers that I have ever been around (and I am a teacher as well). They pride themselves on doing what is best for their students and involving parents and the community in their students education. The building is clean, bright and well taken care of. Academically, the school is technology driven, and has the resources to meet your child's needs despite whatever level they may be at. They have programs to support struggling students and have one of the best gifted programs in the county. I definitely recommend Dunbar Middle, as a parent and a teacher!!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Open Quote Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle is comprised of some of the hardest working, engaging, caring and passionate educators in Lee County. They provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for their students and demonstrate on a daily basis, their commitment to providing an educational experience that is relevant, rigorous and dynamic for their students. I highly recommend sending your students to this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 240 161 2 30 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1989 225 159 1 29 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 295 153 2 36 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1991 433 183 4 75 2 n/a n/a 0 697
1992 548 200 9 84 0 n/a n/a 0 841
1993 590 192 10 94 2 n/a n/a 0 888
1994 551 169 8 84 1 n/a n/a 0 813
1995 620 189 21 103 3 n/a n/a 0 936
1996 620 189 21 103 3 n/a n/a 0 936
1997 628 243 20 152 2 n/a n/a 0 1045
1998 690 280 19 167 2 n/a n/a 0 1158
1999 549 260 22 113 2 n/a n/a 0 946
2000 529 294 19 101 3 n/a n/a 0 946
2001 617 291 22 118 3 n/a n/a 0 1051
2002 648 292 27 169 2 n/a n/a 0 1138
2003 648 292 27 169 2 n/a n/a 0 1138
2004 664 279 22 184 3 n/a n/a 0 1152
2005 638 275 21 198 6 n/a n/a 0 1138
2006 545 243 18 168 2 n/a n/a 0 976
2007 424 255 21 147 1 n/a n/a 34 882
2008 427 293 34 168 2 n/a n/a 47 971
2009 393 265 40 163 3 n/a n/a 35 899
2010 363 270 45 199 1 n/a n/a 30 908
2011 318 257 41 170 1 1 22 0 810
2012 313 284 35 199 1 0 23 0 855
2013 320 324 34 233 1 0 31 0 943
2014 300 354 22 257 1 1 32 0 967
2015 258 335 20 264 0 1 31 0 909
2016 231 326 30 259 1 1 24 0 872
2017 237 347 34 293 2 1 30 0 944
2018 237 345 41 321 1 1 27 0 973
2019 264 363 41 317 1 1 31 0 1018

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 26.0 16.6 62.1
1989 414 27.0 15.3 58.7
1990 486 32.0 15.1 53.5
1991 697 40.0 17.4 45.2
1992 841 42.0 20.0 34.7
1993 888 42.0 21.1 37.5
1994 813 42.0 19.4 35.1
1995 936 53.0 17.7 36.6
1996 936 53.0 17.7 36.6
1997 1045 54.0 19.4 43.3
1998 1158 60.0 19.3 41
1999 946 61.0 15.5 48.4
2000 946 53.0 17.8 51.4
2001 1051 52.0 20.2 48.6
2002 1138 55.0 20.7 48.5
2003 1138 55.0 20.7 48.5
2004 1152 65.0 17.7 42.7
2005 1138 62.0 18.4 47.3
2006 976 55.0 17.7 44
2007 882 52.0 17.0 47.3
2008 971 56.0 17.3 53.8
2009 899 54.1 16.8 58.2
2010 908 52.0 17.4 66.2
2011 810 49.1 16.4 65.7
2012 855 48.8 17.5 68.4
2013 943 54.0 17.4 72.1
2014 967 57.0 16.9 75.8
2015 909 54.0 16.8 79.5
2016 872 57.0 15.2 62.2
2017 944 60.0 15.7 58.4
2018 973 66.0 14.7 60
2019 1018 60.8 16.7 53.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 26.0 16.6 62.1
1989 414 27.0 15.3 58.7
1990 486 32.0 15.1 53.5
1991 697 40.0 17.4 45.2
1992 841 42.0 20.0 34.7
1993 888 42.0 21.1 37.5
1994 813 42.0 19.4 35.1
1995 936 53.0 17.7 36.6
1996 936 53.0 17.7 36.6
1997 1045 54.0 19.4 43.3
1998 1158 60.0 19.3 41
1999 946 61.0 15.5 48.4
2000 946 53.0 17.8 51.4
2001 1051 52.0 20.2 48.6
2002 1138 55.0 20.7 48.5
2003 1138 55.0 20.7 48.5
2004 1152 65.0 17.7 42.7
2005 1138 62.0 18.4 47.3
2006 976 55.0 17.7 44
2007 882 52.0 17.0 47.3
2008 971 56.0 17.3 53.8
2009 899 54.1 16.8 58.2
2010 908 52.0 17.4 66.2
2011 810 49.1 16.4 65.7
2012 855 48.8 17.5 68.4
2013 943 54.0 17.4 72.1
2014 967 57.0 16.9 75.8
2015 909 54.0 16.8 79.5
2016 872 57.0 15.2 62.2
2017 944 60.0 15.7 58.4
2018 973 66.0 14.7 60
2019 1018 60.8 16.7 53.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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