Potomac High School

Potomac High School serves 1,635 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Potomac High School operates within the Prince William County Public s School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1635 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,635 students
Potomac High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Potomac High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Potomac High 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 0.71 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 High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
6%
Potomac High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
23%
12%
Potomac High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
45%
25%
Potomac High School Black (1993-2012)
White
17%
53%
Potomac High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Potomac High School Sch Ethnicity Potomac High 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.
0.71 0.84
Potomac High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
31%
32%
Potomac High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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 High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 81,844 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Prince William County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
86
8
Number of Students Managed 81,844 3,801
Prince William County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
Prince William County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $935 MM $43 MM
Prince William County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
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 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 Students Grades
  • Dumfries Potomac Middle School
    3130 Panther Pride Dr
    Dumfries , VA , 22026
    (703)221-4996
    0.4  mi  |  1108  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Dumfries Mary Williams Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3100 Panther Pride Dr
    Dumfries , VA , 22026
    (703)445-8376
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  869  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Woodbridge River Oaks Elementary School
    Magnet School
    16950 Mcguffeys Trail
    Woodbridge , VA , 22191
    (703)441-0050
    Magnet School
    1.1  mi  |  611  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Woodbridge Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School
    15500 Benita Fitzgerlad Dr
    Woodbridge , VA , 22193
    (703)583-4195
    1.4  mi  |  824  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Woodbridge Leesylvania Elementary School
    15800 Neabsco Rd
    Woodbridge , VA , 22191
    (703)670-8268
    1.5  mi  |  773  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 24, 2014 - 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

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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 0.67, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.84. The most diverse school district in Prince William County is Manassas Park City Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.