• Dunbar was built in 1929, Dunbar Magnet Middle School (formerly Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Junior College) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. With ongoing support from the National Dunbar Alumni Association, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association, and an instructional emphasis on high achievement, global awareness, and social responsibility, the school continues to prepare world leaders who are able to think globally and lead locally.

    Dunbar's Gifted and Talented International Studies programs enhance the standard middle school curriculum. All students participate in the International Studies program by taking at least one of the foreign language interdisciplinary electives each year.
    Gifted and Talented students take an accelerated curriculum in math, science, social studies and English.
    Dunbar was the first school in Little Rock to receive the National PTA School of Excellence Award.
    We consistently place in All Region Choir and our band students do very well at Solo and Ensemble Competitions. 

    There are no uniforms required at Dunbar.
    Dress Code- See Student Handbook
    Electronic Device Policy
    See Student Handbook

    Partners in Education
    • St. Paul Baptist Church of LR
    • Union AME Church 
    • LR Chapter/National Dunbar Alumni Association 
    • Dunbar Community Garden
    • Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.) 
    • Pyramid Arts Gallery 
    • 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock
    • Rotary Club of Little Rock-99
    • Hefier International
    • Clinton Library