Dunbar Schools

Paul Laurence Dunbar Schools in the USA

In his many writings, from poems and novels to plays, Paul Laurence Dunbar portrayed African American life in the United States and contributed to the growing social consciousness of the black population. Throughout his lifetime Paul wrote voraciously and the full extent of his output is still not known or published. In his lifetime, the poet became a successful African American writer who was revered throughout the world. He symbolized opportunity to African Americans who struggled to avoid the industrial arts training that was prevalent for his race as well as to all those who struggled to achieve their dreams despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Symbolizing his success are the many schools throughout the United States named after Dunbar. This memorialization of Paul Laurence Dunbar through the naming of the schools promoted many of the positive effects of Paul’s life. In 1953, Geneva C. Turner in The Negro History Bulletin, wrote that students at Dunbar schools could learn two things from the poet’s life. The first was to use any leisure time wisely and profitably. By doing this, students would be a benefit instead of a detriment to the community. The second was to follow Paul’s example and pursue any creative urges. Students should use the poet’s success in a field previously closed to African Americans as incentive to follow their dreams instead of what was prescribed by society.

Dunbar Creative Performing Arts
500 Saint Anthony Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603

Dunbar Elementary School
759 Lower Hanche Mill Road
Ramer, Alabama 36069

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
701 West Grand Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Dunbar Gifted & Talented International Studies Middle School
1100 Wright Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206

Dunbar Elementary School
P.O. Box 637
Earle, Arkansas 72331

Sonoma Valley Dunbar Elementary School
17808 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California 95476

Dunbar Elementary School
11700 Dunbar Road
Glen Ellen, California 95442

Dunbar Hill School
315 Lane Street
Hamden, Connecticut 06514

Dunbar School
445 Union Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06607

Dunbar Senior High School
1301 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
499 West Sixth Street
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School
801 South Central Avenue
Laurel, Delaware 19956

Dunbar High School
3800 East Edison Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33916

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School
4750 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida 33912

Dunbar Elementary Magnet School
1730 W. Union Street
Tampa, Florida 33607

Paul Laurence Dunbar School
505 NW 20th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

Dunbar Elementary School
403 Richardson Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1600 Man O’War Boulevard
Lexington, Kentucky 40513

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
9330 Forshey Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1400 Orleans Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School
500 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Paul Laurence Dunbar School
286 Learning Parkway
Forest City, North Carolina 28043

Dunbar Elementary School
731 Dunbar Road
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

Paul Laurence Dunbar Academy: K-6
331 Fifth Street
Toledo, Ohio 43627

Dunbar High School
2222 Richely Avenue
Dayton, OH 45408

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
2200 West 28 Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Dunbar Elementary School
1432 NE 7th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117

Paul Laurence Dunbar School
1750 N 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Dunbar Elementary School
2606 Select Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38114

Dunbar Sixth Grade School
5100 Willie Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Dunbar Elementary School
825 Jackson Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701

Dunbar Intermediate Center
2315 W. 10th Street
Arkana, Texas 79404

Dunbar Junior High
2010 E. 26th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79404

Dunbar Middle School
2501 Stalcup Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Dunbar Primary School
1806 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Lufkin, Texas 75210

Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary
4200 Metro Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
5700 Ramey
Fort Worth, Texas 76112

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation
1200-1208 Polk Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

Dunbar Intermediate Center
1330 Myers Avenue
Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Dunbar Middle School
101 High Street
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

Paul Laurence Dunbar Primary Center
2401 Myers Avenue
Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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