Potomac Middle School

Potomac Middle School serves 1,108 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Potomac Middle School operates within the Prince William County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 1108 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,108 students
Potomac Middle School Total Students (2007-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Potomac Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2007-2012)
Students by Grade Potomac Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Potomac Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2007-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
6%
Potomac Middle School Asian (2007-2012)
Hispanic
22%
12%
Potomac Middle School Hispanic (2007-2012)
Black
47%
25%
Potomac Middle School Black (2007-2012)
White
16%
53%
Potomac Middle School White (2007-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Potomac Middle School Sch Ethnicity Potomac Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.84
Potomac Middle School Diversity Score (2007-2012)
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.
36%
32%
Potomac Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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%
7%
Potomac Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 82,388 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Prince William County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
86
8
Number of Students Managed 82,388 3,801
Prince William County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $935 MM $43 MM
District Spending $925 MM $42 MM
Prince William County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,645 $11,282
Prince William County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,519 $11,065
Prince William County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dumfries Mary Williams Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3100 Panther Pride Dr
    Dumfries , VA , 22026
    (703)445-8376
    Magnet School
    0  mi  |  869  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Dumfries Potomac High School
    Magnet School
    3401 Panther Pride Dr
    Dumfries , VA , 22026
    (703)441-4200
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  1635  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Woodbridge River Oaks Elementary School
    Magnet School
    16950 Mcguffeys Trail
    Woodbridge , VA , 22191
    (703)441-0050
    Magnet School
    0.7  mi  |  611  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Woodbridge Leesylvania Elementary School
    15800 Neabsco Rd
    Woodbridge , VA , 22191
    (703)670-8268
    1.6  mi  |  773  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Dumfries Swans Creek Elementary School
    17700 Wayside Dr
    Dumfries , VA , 22026
    (703)445-0930
    1.7  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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  • Recommended November 11, 2013 - 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

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Did You Know?
Prince William County, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.57, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.84. The most diverse school district in Prince William County is N Virginia Regional Spec Ed Pgm School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.