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Paul Dunbar (PreK-8)

School Stats:

Address: 2159 West 29th
Cleveland, OH 44113
216.838.7400 (Main)
216.634.2779 (fax)
9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Principal: Sophia Piperis

Ward: 3

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Paul L. Dunbar School has embodied the Schoolwide Enrichment model for all its students. Dragon Scholars will develop their academic mastery and talents through varied enrichment experiences that are enjoyable, challenging, and interest-based. This is a 30-year research-based model that is effective at serving high-ability and regular education students including culturally diverse and low socioeconomic populations. The SEM model includes the gifted pull-out program that offers differentiated programming for creativity, task commitment and above average ability.
Unique to Paul L. Dunbar students is the St. Ignatius tutoring and mentoring of all Dragon Scholars. In addition, in the area of
mathematics, the CSUteach program provides college students to help tutor and track mathematics in grades 3 through 8. Because of Paul Dunbar's unique location, our Dragon Scholars are immersed in the cultural environment of Ohio City.
 Students and adults at Paul L. Dunbar follow the creed of the mission: All that you teach, I will receive; All that you say, I will believe; All that I learn, I will Achieve! Our character strength for all Dunbar scholars is to Learn it! Work It! Own It! Go Dragons!
Paul Dunbar
  • Learning Together Tutor and Tutee program
  • Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
  • Arrupe _ St. Ignatius tutoring after school, crafts and sports serving students year round

Academics (special programs)

Gifted and Talented Pull-out Program, Pre-School Program, Regular Education inclusion, Special Education, NOW program, PATHs program, Dragons & Wizards Reading program, School Community Service, Junior Achievement, standards-based academic field trips, Accelerated Reader, First in Math, A-Z Reading, Study Island and Cleveland Art Museum's Art-To-Go program.

Students spend their day in a brand new facility that houses a state-of-the-art computer lab, art room with a kiln, gym, Dragon Scholar dining room, Media Center, Stage with a sound and lighting system for Scholars to perform their productions, Life Skills training room fully equipped with washer, dryer, and oven. Each classroom contains interactive white boards with sound systems and projectors. The outdoor facility has a preshool, K and 1st grade playground and another one for older students. Full instrumental and vocal room available to all students.  

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Math Fair
  • Band Club
  • School Choir
  • Morning Announcers
  • Student Council
  • Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
  • Intramural girls and boys basketball
  • Drama Club
  • Arrupe
  • Learning Together Tutoring Program 


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