Potomac High School

Potomac High School serves 1,680 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Potomac High School operates within the Prince William County School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1680 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,680 students
Potomac High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Potomac High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 95 teachers
Potomac High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Potomac High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Potomac High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.42
Potomac High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
33%
Potomac High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
Potomac High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 85,451 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,906 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,119 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Prince William County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
4
Number of Students Managed 85,451 3,815
Prince William County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 79%
Prince William County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $915 MM $42 MM
Prince William County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $932 MM $42 MM
Prince William County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,906 $10,576
Prince William County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,119 $10,658
Prince William County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Freedom High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Potomac Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Williams Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DumfriesMary Williams Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 860 students3100 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)445-8376
    0.4PK-5860
  • DumfriesPotomac Middle School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1156 students3130 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)221-4996
    0.46-81156
  • WoodbridgeRiver Oaks Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 706 students16950 Mcguffeys Trail
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)441-0050
    1.1PK-5706
  • WoodbridgeFannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 864 students15500 Benita Fitzgerald Dr
    WoodbridgeVA 22193
    (703)583-4195
    1.4PK-5864
  • WoodbridgeLeesylvania Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 795 students15800 Neabsco Rd
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)670-8268
    1.5PK-5795

School Reviews

i am a currentlu a freshmen at Potomac. all of the teachers strive for excellence in all students. we have several extracurricular activities including key club, future business leaders of America, and robotics. We are also home of the varsity boys basketball state champion.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/24/14

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