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School District Reports for Leexington, Kentucky

Dunbar School District

District Wide Contact Information

High School Middle Schools Elementary Schools
Dunbar Beaumont Rosa Parks
Garden Springs
James Lane Allen
Dunbar Leestown Cardinal Valley
Booker T Washington

Schools listed are mostly fed from the respective schools listed in each row.

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  • January 2000 began the pilot semester of the Kentucky Virtual High School (KVHS).

  • Any public high school student may request enrollment in a range of courses offered by Kentucky Virtual High School.

  • Upon completion of Kentucky Virtual High School course, the student will receive credit from their local high school.

  • The Experience-Based Career Education Program utilizes the community as a classroom.

  • The Middle Schools have interdisciplinary team organization.

  • Every Middle School student has a teacher and an advisor to help guide and direct their progress.

  • Southside offers Auto Body, Aviation Tech, Carpentry, Electronics, Masonry and Plumbing.

  • A Math, Science and Technology Center is located at Dunbar High School.

  • School Based Decision Making gives teachers and parents control over curriculum and finances.

  • The High School offers a Business and Marketing program.

  • Business courses include Accounting, Management, Finance, Banking, Economics and Entrepreneurship.

  • The Marching Band is number one in the state.

  • Eastside Center offers Auto Tech, Electricity, Health Services, Welding and Floral Design.

  • Students may enroll in the Eastside or Southside Center for Applied Technology.

  • P. L. Dunbar High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • The Primary Program has replaced Kindergarten - Grade 3 in all Elementary Schools.

  • Extended School Services provides academic help after school if needed.

  • Primary program allows students to work at their own level and move at their own pace.

  • The High School offers a college prep curriculum and technical prep programs.

  • Elementary and Middle Schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Select District schools participate in the HOSTS Learning Program: a research based learning system that accelerates student achievement in reading and math for grades K through 12.

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts for grades 4-8 is located at the Bluegrass site.

  • Fully equipped math, programming, science and technology labs are available for The Math, Science and Technology Center students.

  • The Math, Science and Technology Center offers eligible students with a high level of interest and ability, advanced math and science.

  • The Math, Science & Technology Center (MSTC) is located within Paul Dunbar High School.

  • The School for Creative and Performing Arts program offers dance, drama, visual arts, creative writing, voice and instrumental music.

  • Lafayette High School houses the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) high school magnet program.

  • School for Creative and Performing Arts program is an extended day program.

  • State Championship Boys Soccer Team.

  • Kindergarten is offered as both a half and full day program.

  • Middle School sports include football, basketball and track.

  • Year-round education is provided at select Fayette District schools.

District Size
District  Dunbar 
Lowest Grade Level *  Pre - K 
Highest Grade Level *  12 
Student Population  8626 
Teacher Population  585 
Professional Staff **  640 
Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1
Median Years of Teaching Experience  15 
# of Elementary Schools  10 
Average Elementary School Population  427 
# of Middle Schools / Junior High Schools  3 
Average Middle School Population  608 
Primary High School Population  504 
Average Class Size ***
Grade 1  23 
Grade 8  27 
High School English  28 
High School Math  28 
High School Science  28 
* Districts with only elementary schools include information on the high school most students attend
** Includes guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, librarians, medical/dental staff, and teachers.
*** Does not include special classes or targeted small group classes.
Elementary and Middle School Programs
District  Dunbar 
Academic Programs
Formal Study of a Foreign Language  4 
Use of an Equipped Science Lab  4 
Formal Computer Training  1 
Use of an Equipped Computer Lab  1 
In-classroom Computers  1 
Technology / Industrial Arts  6 
Home Economics  6 
English as a Second Language  1 
Fine Arts Programs
Band Instrument Lessons  4 
Orchestra Instrument Lessons  4 
Organized Band  4 
Organized Orchestra  4 
Organized Chorus  4 
Drama Productions  4 
Radio / TV Production  4 
Gifted and Talented Pull-Out Programs
Fine Arts  4 
Mathematics  4 
Science  4 
General  4 
Magnet Programs  4 
In-classroom Enrichment  4 
Academic Interschool Competitions
Odyssey of the Mind   
Reading Incentive  1 
Science Fair  K 
General Academic  K 
Other Programs
Before School Day Care   
After School Day Care   
After School Busing   
Overnight Field Trips  Y 
Senior Performance
District  Dunbar 
High School Seniors   
% of Seniors Receiving HS Diploma  % 
Graduates' Future Plans (% Attending)
4-Year College/University  
2-Year / Junior College  
Business / Technical School  
Armed Forces  
Work Force  
National Merit Scholarship Finalists   
National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalists   
Letters of Commendation   
Average SAT Scores
% of Seniors taking SATs  
Average ACT Scores
% of Seniors taking ACTs  



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