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


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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:
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    3106-10 Greenmount Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    Phone: (410) 662-9626 
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