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. Sajade Miller|
|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.
The current Dunbar High School building was completed in 1967 for $2.1 million.
Dunbar High School houses an Aviation Engineering, Aviation Technology, and Entrepreneur and Urban Development academic programs.
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)
- Girls Basketball - The girls basketball program has won two state championships (2005 and 2007)
- Boys and Girls Track & Field - The boys program won one state title (1974) and the girls program won one state title (1991)
- Girls Volleyball
- Julio Cedillo, film and television actor
- Gary Collier, former professional basketball player
- Charles Smith, professional basketball player
- "Dunbar High School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "School Detail for Dunbar High School". National Center for Education Statistics.
- Aviation Engineering