Mission and Vision

Mission of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Our mission is to ensure that every student reaches their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.

Our Values

Core Beliefs

  • We believe Black lives matter
  • We believe education process involves the progressive development of each individual to his/her fullest potential regardless of ethnic, social, or religious background
  • We believe all students will be equipped with the tools to achieve personal goals, to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workplace, and to become contributing community members. 
  • We believe all students deserve a high-quality education that enable them to compete successfully in today’s society
  • We believe warrant experiences and opportunities necessary to yield independent thinkers, capable workers, and creative problem-solvers
  • We believe that Dunbar exists as an integral part of the community and appreciate the diverse roles of parents, community leaders, private and public partners, civic groups, religious institutions, and community officials that support the process of education.