Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Fort Worth, Texas)
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|Paul Laurence Dunbar High School|
|5700 Ramey Ave
Fort Worth, Texas, 76112
|Established||1953 (as high school)|
|School district||Fort Worth Independent School District|
|Principal||Mr. Carlos Walker|
|Teaching staff||72 (as of 2005–06)|
|Enrollment||1,098 (as of 2005–06)|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.2 (as of 2005–06)|
|School colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Website||Dunbar High School|
Named for the dialectical poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the school strives to educate the majority African-American community it serves.
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. Its last all-Black graduation class was the class of 1983.
The current Dunbar High School building was completed in 1967.
Dunbar High School has had an engineering magnet program since 1980.
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