Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Principal's Memo


      Welcome to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School! We are anticipating not only an engaging year, but a “GREAT” school year filled with academic and social growth. The 2014-15 school year will be a year of setting and reaching attainable goals, working harder and smarter and moving student achievement to the next level of “Greatness.”

     We are depending on you to be self-disciplined, self-motivated and committed to obtaining the best education available. Therefore, we expect you to succeed, attend school regularly and on time, maintain a positive attitude, aspire to do your very best and advance to the next grade level. We know that you have what it takes to acquire the skills to secure your success, because here at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, success is not an option, it’s the standard.


Tammy N. Mays 




"Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow" 


To empower our students to be confident and creative builders of their future, through rigorous curriculum and academic excellence, while learning how to “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.”


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.


  • Seniors!! Please choose ONE adorable picture of the younger you. (We know there are dozens in your family photo albums)  Why not share it in our Dunbar Yearbook?  The deadline to submit baby pictures is approaching.  Please turn them in by Friday, September 19th at the latest.  Make sure your name and homeroom number are printed neatly and clearly on the back of the picture.  Every single photo will be returned to you.  Mrs. Rastegar will be happy to collect your baby pictures after 3:05 on Thursdays in the Art Room #222. 
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  • PLDHS School Uniform Policy (2014-2015)- 

    We are a uniform school and ALL students are required to wear their uniform daily. There will be no exceptions.  The colors are white, burgundy, gold, and black tops with the school logo, and khaki pants.

    Freshman: Burgundy Top & Khaki pants
    Sophomore: White Top & Khaki pants
    Juniors: Gold Top & Khaki pants
    Seniors: Black Top & Khaki pants 
    Please Note: These styles are not permitted: 
    Stretch, tight, or form-fitting clothing
    - Baggy pants
    - Hooded clothing of any type or style
    - Slippers or flip flops
    - Creative (cut-out holes, rips, drawings etc.) alterations to any clothing.
    New Uniforms can be purchased at:
    Herman's Discount
    3106-10 Greenmount Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    Phone: (410) 662-9626 


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  • School ID-

    It is required that students wear their student IDs at all times. 

    ID will be used for attendance, early dismissal and cafeteria entry. ID's will be given at the start of the school year.  If your child loses their ID card there will be a $5.00 charge for the replacement ID.
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  • Register for Dreamers and Achievers
    Download registration forms here
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