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 2015-16 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 access to a  comprehensive foundation in mathematics, science, technology and health through a rigorous curriculum.

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