Dunbar Vocational High School

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Dunbar Vocational High School
“Restoring the Legacy of Excellence.”
3000 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, Illinois, 60616
United States
Coordinates 41°50′24″N 87°37′06″W / 41.8400°N 87.6182°W / 41.8400; -87.6182Coordinates: 41°50′24″N 87°37′06″W / 41.8400°N 87.6182°W / 41.8400; -87.6182
School type Public Secondary Vocational
Established 1942
Opened 1957 (Present Location)
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140785[1]
Principal Kenneth E. Crump
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,132[2] (2014-15)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)     Blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[3]
Team name MightyMen/MightyWomen[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Newspaper Craftsman[5]
Yearbook Prospectus

Dunbar Vocational High School (also known as Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, or DVCA) is a public 4-year vocational high school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. It is named in honor of the African-American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar.[6] Dunbar opened in 1942 as a trade school.


Dunbar competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). [7]

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  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Dunbar". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago (Dunbar)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Institution Summary for Dunbar High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "School Clubs". Directory. Dunbar High School. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Dunbar at a glance". Chicago Sun-Times. December 29, 1993. 76.
  7. ^ "IHSA Season Summaries". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 16 November 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Bill Zwecker. "Sweet home Hudson - Holiday special brings the singer back to familiar sites". Chicago Sun-Times. December 9, 2009. 31.
  9. ^ "Jimmy D. Lane ALLMUSIC Bio Page". 

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