Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


PLD in the news...

Congratulations to teacher Heidi Anderson who co-authored an article published in the September issue of the The Science Teacher.

Friday's highlights: Paul Dunbar rolls over Woodford County, 38-6

End to out-of-school suspensions urged for Lexington public schools



Senior Trip Meeting

Thursday September 25th at 6pm, there will be a mandatory informational meeting for the Senior trip to NYC April 16-19, 2015.  You must send a parent/guardian to come to the meeting it will be in the cafeteria from 6pm-7pm.  Please stop by and see Mrs. Lubbe in room 407 if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Senior Parents:

Our first big senior event is the football tailgate on Friday, September 19 before the Dunbar-Lafayette Football game. Event includes Billy’s BBQ, a dunking booth, and live music.  This is open to the whole school, but seniors are in charge, therefore we need your help.  If you are able to chaperone or are willing to donate some chili, mac n Cheese, or dessert for our Cook-off please contact Debra Reaguer by email. See this flyer for more details. We encourage everyone to come. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are on sale through Wednesday.  The cost is $10.00 and includes food and football ticket.

Golf Scramble to Support Baseball Team

Please come support the baseball team and enter our golf scramble on October 19th at Connemara Golf Course.  Details are on the attached registration form.  You do not need an entire team to join in the fun.  Come join us for a good day on the course and help support the baseball team. 

PSAT Testing

Sign up now. The last day to sign up is October 5th. The web address to access the registration site is 
Space is limited. Juniors will get preference if seats run out. More information can be found here.

ACT Review

The College Project will be offering a six-week ACT review course beginning September 15th for students taking the October 25th test. Learn test taking strategies for each section and take multiple practice tests w/ evaluations. Contact 859-935-1398 or visit for more information.

TranscriptButtonParents and students who have questions concerning Parchment,  please read below...

Several mistakes are being made when creating accounts that prevents Parchment from matching the transcript requests with what we send to Parchment.   The following mistakes have been the most common mistakes and are taking time to be resolved:

  • Using a nickname instead of your real name. 
  • Misspelled student names 
  • Parents completing the requests and using parent's information like birth year instead of the student's info.

These mistakes can be prevented by using the registration code that was given to the students (once by hard copy and sent twice to their student email). 

If you have requested a transcript via Parchment rest assured that the transcript will be delivered.  If you have not yet requested your final transcript,  please use the registration code to create your Parchment account and complete your request ASAP!

Leave the original info about Parchment as well as the Parchment button.

We are very excited to announce that based on our 2013 Unbridled Learning Test Scores, Dunbar has been labeled a Distinguished School, scoring in the 91st percentile!  Please click on this link for more detailed, score information.

New Accountability Testing Information:

Attention School Volunteers! Please know that all school volunteers must apply through the FCPS on-line application.