About Us

Welcome to Dunbar Primary School!

2401 Myers Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: 304-766-0367
Fax: 304-766-0366
DPS is a Title 1 school located in Dunbar, WV. Our school has approximately 320 students ranging from Pre-K to Second Grade. There are a total of 14 regular education classes, two Autism Centers, and 2 full-day Pre-K classrooms. Four Title 1 teachers and one half-day Special Education Teacher provide additional instruction in small groups. Students also attend weekly pullouts including counseling, art, library, music, and physical education.

Vision Statement

Dunbar Primary school is a place where all students love to learn and grow together.

Dunbar Primary School Practices "PAWS-itive" Behavior Choices.


Dunbar Primary is a Bucket Filling school!

At Dunbar Primary, we strive to be Bucket Fillers at all times. Filling someone's "Bucket" means using actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.

When your bucket is full, you feel more confident, secure, calm, patient, and friendly. Your thoughts are positive and you expect positive results. When your bucket is overflowing, you experience an intense happiness that can spread to those around you. Have you ever felt better after someone gave you a friendly smile or happy grin? This is the "ripple effect" of a full bucket. When our buckets are full, we are much more likely to fill our buckets and the buckets of others.

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The Core Beliefs at Dunbar Primary are...

1. All students can be successful

2. We are creating lifelong 21st Century learners.

3. Leadership and accountability are keys to our success in creating a 21st century school.

4. Our school is a safe and nurturing place where character counts and all children are cherished and accepted.

5. Communities, parents, teachers, and students are all part of the educational team.

Dunbar Primary Strategic Plan

2019-2020 Strategic Plan

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