At a Glance: Dunbar Elementary

Vision: Paul L. Dunbar Elementary is a school where excellence is expected and all children are developed academically, emotionally and socially in order to become globally competitive.

Mission: We Expect Excellence….Every Student, Every Parent, Every Teacher, Every Classroom, Every Day!

Motto: Excellence without excuses!

Enrollment: 371 (February 2013)
Ages Served: Prekindergarten-Grade 5
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
After-School Program Hours: 2:30-6 p.m.

Management: Atlanta Public Schools
Instructional Staff: 23 lead teachers, 2 Early Intervention Program teachers, 6 paraprofessionals,
7 enrichment teachers, 1 gifted teacher
Support Staff: 1 principal, 1 assistant principal, 2 instructional coaches, 1 instructional technology/program director, 1 parent liaison, 1 counselor, 1 social worker

Classrooms and Activity Spaces

Kindergarten: 4 classes
First Grade: 3 classes
Second Grade: 4 classes
Third Grade: 2 classes
Fourth Grade: 3 classes
Fifth Grade: 3 classes

The school has a music room, art room, media center, science lab, computer lab, 21st Century Learning Lab and a multipurpose room that serves as the gym and auditorium.

Dunbar plans to create transitional classes at grades K-2 and to pilot two paperless classrooms — one at grades K-2 and the other at grades 3-5.