Potomac Middle School

Potomac Middle School serves 1,156 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Potomac Middle School operates within the Prince William County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1156 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,156 students
Potomac Middle School Total Students (2007-2014)
Gender % Potomac Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 67 teachers
Potomac Middle School Total Teachers (2007-2014)
Students by Grade Potomac Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 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 17:1 16:1
Potomac Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2007-2014)
Asian
9%
6%
Potomac Middle School Asian Students (2007-2014)
Hispanic
25%
13%
Potomac Middle School Black Students (2007-2014)
Black
46%
23%
Potomac Middle School Black Students (2007-2014)
White
14%
52%
Potomac Middle School White Students (2007-2014)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Potomac Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Potomac Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.70 0.42
Potomac Middle School Diversity Score (2007-2014)
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.
39%
33%
Potomac Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
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.
10%
6%
Potomac Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 85,451 students has grown by 15% 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)
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 Potomac High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Graham Park Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary Williams Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • DumfriesMary Williams Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 860 students3100 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)445-8376
    0PK-5860
  • DumfriesPotomac High School
    Magnet School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1680 students3401 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)441-4200
    0.49-121680
  • WoodbridgeRiver Oaks Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 706 students16950 Mcguffeys Trail
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)441-0050
    0.7PK-5706
  • WoodbridgeLeesylvania Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 795 students15800 Neabsco Rd
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)670-8268
    1.6PK-5795
  • DumfriesSwans Creek Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 644 students17700 Wayside Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)445-0930
    1.7PK-5644

School Reviews

Potomac is an awesome school with tons of fun. Once i spent i an entire math class talking about cats. HAHA lots of awesome teachers
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/11/13

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