Dunbar Middle School

Public 6-8

 325 27th Street
       Dunbar, WV  25064


(304) 766-0363

District: Kanawha County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
125th of 169 West Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,373 Help


Students who attend Dunbar Middle School usually attend:

High:    South Charleston High School

Feeder schools for Dunbar Middle School:

Elementary:    Dunbar Intermediate Center
    Dunbar Primary Center

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  300

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.0%
African American:
23.0%
Two or more races:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.6% Help


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Compare Details Dunbar Middle School ranks worse than 74% of middle schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 9th among 12 ranked middle schools in the Kanawha County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66%), African American (23%), two or more races (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dunbar Middle School is 12.5, which is the lowest among 12 middle schools in the Kanawha County Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dunbar Middle School is $13,373, which is the 2nd highest among 12 middle schools in the Kanawha County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dunbar Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dunbar Middle School 125th of 169 West Virginia public middle schools. (See Dunbar Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Kanawha County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Kanawha County Schools 25th of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dunbar Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 29.39 133rd 171 22.2%
2010 41.47 113th 171 33.9%
2011 23.48 152nd 171 11.1%
2012 39.57 110th 172 36.0%
2013 51.31 79th 174 54.6%
2014 46.15 89th 172 48.3%
2015 20.52 153rd 173 11.6%
2016 23.29 149th 172 13.4%
2017 20.37 161st 176 8.5%
2018 33.92 120th 170 29.4%
2019 37.98 110th 171 35.7%
2021 43.88 89th 171 48.0%
2022 27.14 132nd 169 21.9%
2023 30.84 125th 168 25.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 48.56 54th 107 49.5%
2018 62.33 9th 34 73.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 30.58 50th 67 25.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.60 124th 174 28.7%
2018 66.69 18th 142 87.3%
2019 33.71 92nd 130 29.2%
2023 40.36 77th 132 41.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 25.74 153rd 176 13.1%
2018 49.88 78th 165 52.7%
2021 48.08 72nd 164 56.1%
2022 33.51 120th 162 25.9%
2023 44.13 89th 162 45.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 20.40 159th 174 8.6%
2018 34.00 123rd 166 25.9%
2019 52.51 77th 162 52.5%
2021 56.40 59th 162 63.6%
2022 30.83 124th 164 24.4%
2023 24.12 136th 158 13.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.98 76th 129 41.1%
2022 44.57 71st 131 45.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 24.36 152nd 176 13.6%
2018 37.85 111th 164 32.3%
2019 31.49 127th 161 21.1%
2021 39.20 97th 164 40.9%
2022 28.15 129th 161 19.9%
2023 40.11 96th 158 39.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 33.82 50th 56 10.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.69 74th 124 40.3%
2018 53.72 14th 36 61.1%
2019 43.95 17th 27 37.0%
2021 76.05 4th 23 82.6%
2022 34.05 20th 26 23.1%
2023 65.40 6th 28 78.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 65.66 15th 97 84.5%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.06 7th 9 22.2%
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Rank History for White students at Dunbar Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 20.43 160th 176 9.1%
2018 31.75 124th 167 25.7%
2019 46.79 86th 168 48.8%
2021 43.32 93rd 170 45.3%
2022 35.02 114th 168 32.1%
2023 36.25 113th 168 32.7%
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Data source: test scores: West Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Dunbar Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 427 427
1990 316 118 4 0 2 n/a n/a 0 440
1991 309 116 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 431
1992 309 100 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1993 429 138 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 575
1994 394 120 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1995 354 122 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1996 354 122 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1997 316 107 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1998 312 101 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 419
1999 310 96 1 1 3 n/a n/a 0 411
2000 330 110 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 442
2001 300 112 1 1 2 n/a n/a 0 416
2002 318 140 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2003 318 140 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2004 293 137 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2005 274 149 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 432
2006 314 131 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2007 301 125 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 434
2008 296 132 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2009 264 144 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2010 250 169 4 2 0 0 0 0 425
2011 265 168 4 3 0 0 0 0 440
2012 267 153 5 4 0 0 2 0 431
2013 259 114 7 4 0 0 3 0 387
2014 265 102 7 4 0 0 17 0 395
2015 242 114 6 3 0 0 26 0 391
2016 245 117 6 4 0 1 43 0 416
2017 239 111 3 4 0 2 34 0 393
2018 238 109 3 7 0 2 33 0 392
2019 240 96 4 7 0 0 28 0 375
2020 234 88 4 5 0 0 37 0 368
2021 231 83 2 6 1 0 34 0 357
2022 204 76 2 7 1 0 32 0 322
2023 198 69 0 5 1 0 27 0 300

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 Dunbar Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 427 27.0 15.8 n/a
1990 440 27.0 16.2 20.7
1991 431 29.3 14.7 22
1992 412 27.0 15.2 17.2
1993 575 35.6 16.2 20.2
1994 520 34.0 15.3 19.6
1995 482 30.5 15.8 23.7
1996 482 30.5 15.8 23.7
1997 427 28.5 15.0 26.9
1998 419 26.5 15.8 38.7
1999 411 28.5 14.4 46.7
2000 442 27.5 16.1 46.8
2001 416 27.5 15.1 45.2
2002 464 30.0 15.5 54.5
2003 464 30.0 15.5 54.5
2004 437 32.0 13.7 58.8
2005 432 29.0 14.9 55.3
2006 456 32.0 14.3 50.9
2007 434 31.5 13.8 55.1
2008 437 27.5 15.9 57.9
2009 416 26.5 15.7 61.5
2010 425 30.0 14.1 63.1
2011 440 26.8 16.3 64.5
2012 431 28.0 15.3 60.1
2013 387 27.0 14.3 45
2014 395 27.0 14.6 n/a
2015 391 26.0 15.0 41.7
2016 416 26.0 16.0 51.7
2017 393 29.0 13.5 49.6
2018 392 30.0 13.0 60.2
2019 375 29.0 12.9 60.5
2020 368 30.0 12.2 61.7
2021 357 29.0 12.3 63.6
2022 322 25.0 12.8 n/a
2023 300 24.0 12.5 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Dunbar Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 427 27.0 15.8 n/a
1990 440 27.0 16.2 20.7
1991 431 29.3 14.7 22
1992 412 27.0 15.2 17.2
1993 575 35.6 16.2 20.2
1994 520 34.0 15.3 19.6
1995 482 30.5 15.8 23.7
1996 482 30.5 15.8 23.7
1997 427 28.5 15.0 26.9
1998 419 26.5 15.8 38.7
1999 411 28.5 14.4 46.7
2000 442 27.5 16.1 46.8
2001 416 27.5 15.1 45.2
2002 464 30.0 15.5 54.5
2003 464 30.0 15.5 54.5
2004 437 32.0 13.7 58.8
2005 432 29.0 14.9 55.3
2006 456 32.0 14.3 50.9
2007 434 31.5 13.8 55.1
2008 437 27.5 15.9 57.9
2009 416 26.5 15.7 61.5
2010 425 30.0 14.1 63.1
2011 440 26.8 16.3 64.5
2012 431 28.0 15.3 60.1
2013 387 27.0 14.3 45
2014 395 27.0 14.6 n/a
2015 391 26.0 15.0 41.7
2016 416 26.0 16.0 51.7
2017 393 29.0 13.5 49.6
2018 392 30.0 13.0 60.2
2019 375 29.0 12.9 60.5
2020 368 30.0 12.2 61.7
2021 357 29.0 12.3 63.6
2022 322 25.0 12.8 n/a
2023 300 24.0 12.5 n/a

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dunbar Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,198 (16.4%) $11,175 (83.6%) $13,373

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dunbar Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 110th of 171 Middle schoolsRanks 125th of 168 Middle schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Dunbar Middle School)25.719.3
 6.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kanawha County Schools)3831
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)34.430.2
 4.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dunbar Middle School)35.836.4
 0.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kanawha County Schools)46.644.3
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)45.345.4
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dunbar Middle School)21.616.7
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kanawha County Schools)43.431.1
 12.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.830.7
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dunbar Middle School)3237.1
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kanawha County Schools)45.540.6
 4.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)42.638.8
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dunbar Middle School)40.430.8
 9.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kanawha County Schools)40.729.2
 11.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)36.628.2
 8.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dunbar Middle School)48.533
 15.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kanawha County Schools)49.543
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)43.942.7
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Dunbar Middle School)30.619.8
 10.8%
   8th Grade Science (Kanawha County Schools)36.424.7
 11.7%
   8th Grade Science (West Virginia)33.127
 6.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students375300
 20%
African American9669
 28.1%
American Indian01
Asian40
 100%
Hispanic75
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
White240198
 17.5%
Two or More Races2827
 3.6%


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Students who attend Dunbar Middle School usually go on to attend South Charleston High School

Students at Dunbar Middle School are 66% White, 23% African American, 9% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.

Dunbar Middle School ranks 125th of 169 West Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 300 students attended Dunbar Middle School.


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