Paul Laurence Dunbar High Principal's Memo



 To prepare our students for college and professional careers by exposing them and guiding them through a challenging and rigorous curriculum.


To be a premier college preparatory high school that develops and empowers critical and creative thinkers for the 21st Century by providing students a comprehensive foundation in mathematics, science and technology through a rigorous curriculum.


Our Mission: To be the best Health Professions High School in the Country!

Our objectives this year: To improve GPA, increase college readiness and increase attendance.



Happy Monday Paul Laurence Dunbar Community,

This weekend, we paused to celebrate those who have served our country.  According to the official Memorial Day History found at  ...


Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. 


This week for us is short but it is important.  It is a time when our underclassmen (9th-11th graders) must get back to their normal schedule and start preparations for the end of the school year and finals.  Also this week we officially move our senior class into their permanent graduated state!

Lastly, this week we also have HSA Make-up Exams.  This is extremely important because our goal it so make sure that 100% of students needing to test complete the assessments they are scheduled to complete.  This will make sure that our students are not overloaded in the upcoming school years when they begin to turn their focus on SAT, College and other upper class events.



Principal Kyles

Paul Laurence Dunbar



  • Parents, please use Parent Portal to check your students' grades.  We had great success in raising our school average GPA last year but we still have a few students who struggled. 

Dunbar Week at a Glance

This Week At Dunbar High School

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 5

  • Dunbar Awards & Recognition Ceremony, Theatre, 6pm 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Day 6

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day 7

  • Graduation Rehearsal, Morgan State University, More Details to Come
Friday, May 30, 2014
Day 1
  • Commencement, Morgan State University, 6pm


Saturday, May 31, 2014
  • Night Hawks, Football Game, Dunbar Football Field
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    • Morgan Transportation Institute 
        Click here for Application!!! 
        • The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a free program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in transportation.

        • The 2014  STI will be held on Morgan's campus June 27 -July 25. The non-residential program features four weeks of field trips, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. The curriculum also includes SAT prep and activities that promote self-awareness.

        • Students receive a full scholarship that covers the entire cost of attending the program, including all lab fees and field trips. Lunch and bus passes are also provided daily. Each participant receives a $250 stipend upon completion of the program. 

        Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS)
        • The Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS) Academy is a unique two- week summer educational program for junior and senior high school students in the Baltimore region. The academy focuses on dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and systems control within the mechanical engineering discipline. The academy will consist of ten students and take place in the Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory (DSVL) and surrounding classrooms at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art research and facilities in the DSVL and will be engaged in thought-provoking experiments and lectures led by undergraduate and graduate teaching fellows. They will learn how engineering activities can be used for the betterment of life. This program is supported through research awards from the National Science Foundation. 

        • Click Here for the Student Application

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      • All Baltimore City Public Schools students are required to take and pass the Maryland High School Assessment. This week we will offer HSA Make-UP Exams for students who missed or were late to testing last week.


        All Students are expected to report to school on time and uniform.  Students who missed their exams should check in with the main office.  At 8:05, they will asked to go to their first period classes and announcements will be made to call them from class to their testing sites.  All students must be present in their classes and on roll before they start their exams.

        Tuesday: Biology
        Wednesday: Algebra
        Thursday: English
        Friday: Government 
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