Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Fort Worth, Texas)

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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
5700 Ramey Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
Coordinates 32°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]
Established 1953 (as high school)
School district Fort Worth Independent School District
CEEB code 442516
Principal Mr. Sajade Miller
Teaching staff 70.21 FTE (2014-15)[2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 858 (2014-15)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 12.22 (2014-15)[2]
Campus type Urban
School colour(s) Blue and White          
Mascot Wildcat

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

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.


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]


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

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