Lubbock ISD has been notified by the Texas Education Agency that it has approved an accelerated campus excellence (ACE) turnaround program for Dunbar College Preparatory Academy.

Dunbar is a middle school in the Estacado High School feeder pattern with grades 6 through 8.

Under the provisions of the plan, Dunbar must earn an academic accountability rating of C or higher in one of the next 2 school years, or the campus may be shut down by the TEA.

TEA will provide additional guidance regarding the format and content of the Accelerate Campus turnaround plan by early July, 2019.

Lubbock ISD is collaborating with the Lubbock Partnership network to implement the ACE plan at Dunbar. The plan focuses on 5 pillars for accelerating campus excellence:

  • Strategic staffing of effective principals and teachers, with three-year financial incentives to promote targeted and differentiated professional development.

  • Focus on instructional excellence, providing a culture of frequent observation, coaching, and feedback for educators.

  • Extended learning by adding an extra hour to the instructional day, specifically for reading and math, to promote student enrichment.  

  • Social and emotional support with an emphasis on creating and maintaining positive relationships between adults and students

  • Parent and community partnerships to provide wraparound services with community and faith-based organizations and early education programs


HB 4205 was authored by State Representative Tom Craddick of Midland and sponsored by State Senator Charles Perry of Lubbock. HB 4205 had to be signed into law by Governor Abbott for the Dunbar campus to remain open.

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