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. More than 25 electives and over 30 activity clubs add to Dunbar's outstanding program.
Dunbar PTSA was honored with the Phoebe Apperson Hearst National PTA Excellence in Education Partnership Award in both 2003 (Mentoring) and 2005 (Dunbar Garden).
Math Counts Team: 2002 - 3rd in Region and one student was 3rd in state and competed in national competition; 2003 - We had second team in the region and 3rd in state; 2004 - We had second in region, second in state and had two students compete in national's; 2005 - We were the 3rd team in region. In 2011 Dunbar's Math Counts Team placed second in the state under the guidence of Mrs. Sara Gaines.
Dunbar was the first school in Little Rock to receive the National PTA School of Excellence Award
Dunbar's staff have received numerous staff awards including the prestigious Milken Educator Award received by Kristy Kidd in 2003.
Dunbar continues to win numerous awards at World Fest taking 3rd place in 2003, winning best overall in 2004 and first place prizes in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Dunbar Magnet Middle School took home three first place ribbons and two third place ribbons. We had over 450 students, teachers, and parents participate in this year's World Fest coordinated by our International Studies Program.
Our Quiz Bowl won the district competition in 2004. This year, our Quiz Bowl team under the direction of Ms. Kristi Ward took home 2nd and 3rd place in the district competition and won an at-large-bid at the Governor's Cup.
Dunbar's 7th and 8th Grade GT Seminar students participated in the LRSD and UALR District 7 History Day Competition. Students took home two honorable mentions, one third place and one second place prizes for District 7. Two projects advanced to the state competition for National History Day at UCA on April 16, 2011.
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.
CLEAR OR MESH BACKPACKS ONLY.
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