Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1600 Man o' War Boulevard • Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: (859) 381-3546 • Fax: (859) 381-3560

School website: www.pld.fcps.net/

School hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Our school is named after the 19th-century African-American poet; it also pays tribute to the historically African-American high school that was once the heart of downtown Lexington and had a rich tradition of excellence and high expectations.

We're one of the largest schools in the state, but parents, students and staff say Paul Laurence Dunbar feels like a small school because of the close relationships. We go to great lengths to ensure that students feel warm and welcome. Dunbar also has a reputation for excellence across a broad range of programs -- not only academics and athletics, but also community service and the performing arts.


What makes our school special

Our Math, Science and Technology Center is a program for students identified as gifted and talented. It offers a rigorous four-year curriculum designed to develop students who are internationally competitive in STEM disciplines.

FCPS online application -- The window typically is Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

FCPS Info Night: Sept. 15

FCPS will host a districtwide Information Night to spotlight the gifted and talented programs, magnet schools and specialized academic programs. Families can pick up brochures on all the options and then attend three breakout sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 15 at Henry Clay High School.

FCPS online application -- The window typically is Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

Open house: Sept. 29
  • 6 p.m. at Dunbar

 

 

 

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