Potomac High School

Potomac High School serves 1,566 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 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 School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1566 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,566 students
Potomac High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Potomac High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Potomac High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 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 19:1 15:1
Potomac High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
7%
6%
Potomac High School Asian (1993-2013)
Hispanic
24%
12%
Potomac High School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
47%
24%
Potomac High School Black (1993-2013)
White
17%
53%
Potomac High School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
5%
4%
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.
0.69 0.41
Potomac High School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
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.
33%
32%
Potomac High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 84,372 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Prince William County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
4
Number of Students Managed 84,372 3,850
Graduation Rate 79% 77%
District Total Revenue $935 MM $43 MM
District Spending $925 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,645 $11,282
District Spending / Student $12,519 $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 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
  • DumfriesPotomac Middle School
    3130 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)221-4996
    0.4 mi | 1122 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • DumfriesMary Williams Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3100 Panther Pride Dr
    DumfriesVA 22026
    (703)445-8376
    Magnet School

    0.4 mi | 871 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WoodbridgeRiver Oaks Elementary School
    Magnet School
    16950 Mcguffeys Trail
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)441-0050
    Magnet School

    1.1 mi | 635 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WoodbridgeFannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School
    15500 Benita Fitzgerald Dr
    WoodbridgeVA 22193
    (703)583-4195
    1.4 mi | 837 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WoodbridgeLeesylvania Elementary School
    15800 Neabsco Rd
    WoodbridgeVA 22191
    (703)670-8268
    1.5 mi | 794 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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