State Runner Up: 96 Region Champs: 96, 02, 03, 20 District Champs: 96,97,00, 2020-23
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.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is ranked Fourth within Kentucky. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is 46%. The total minority enrollment is 56%, and 39% of students are economically disadvantaged. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is 1 of 17 high schools in Fayette County Public Schools
Paul Laurence Dunbar is a school families choose to go to. Located in the middle of horse farms in the West end of Fayette County, PLD is tucked away from the busy traffic of downtown and minutes from Bluegrass AIrport and Keeneland Racetrack. If you are looking to move to the area there are plenty of places to call home!