West Potomac High School

West Potomac High School serves 2,351 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
West Potomac High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 2351 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 155 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,351 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 155 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Asian
7%
6%
Hispanic
30%
12%
Black
20%
24%
White
40%
53%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.71 0.41
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.
30%
32%
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.
6%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 181,594 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Fairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
219
4
Number of Students Managed 181,594 3,850
Graduation Rate 90% 77%
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM $43 MM
District Spending $2,490 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $11,282
District Spending / Student $14,732 $11,065
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Potomac High School Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Whitman Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Belle View Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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