West Potomac High School

West Potomac High School serves 2,406 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
West Potomac High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 2406 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 159 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,406 students
West Potomac High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Potomac High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 159 teachers
West Potomac High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Potomac High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 15:1 16:1
West Potomac High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
7%
6%
West Potomac High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
31%
13%
West Potomac High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
19%
23%
West Potomac High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
40%
52%
West Potomac High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
3%
5%
West Potomac High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups West Potomac High 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.
0.71 0.42
West Potomac High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
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.
31%
33%
West Potomac High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
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.
6%
6%
West Potomac High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 183,377 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,671 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,883 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Fairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
218
4
Number of Students Managed 183,377 3,815
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 92% 79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,351 MM $42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,387 MM $42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,671 $10,576
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,883 $10,658
Fairfax 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 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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