46400 Algonkian Pkwy
Sterling, VA 20165
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Potomac Falls High School serves 1,665 students in grades 9-12.
Potomac Falls High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Potomac Falls High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Potomac Falls High School's student population of 1,665 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 134 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
134 teachers
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School Rankings

Potomac Falls High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Potomac Falls High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#670 out of 1800 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
16%
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Black
9%
22%
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White
51%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Teachers are kind, and always helping students when they need it. Prepares you well for college.
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4  
As a current sophomore, I know a great deal about my school. The science department here is incredible, as are the English and history departments. The math department could use work, however. School lunches are good, students are kind and motivated, and the staff is quite helpful. Our music and drama programs are great, and most of our sports are as well. I highly recommend PFHS to new potential students. Go Panthers!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,665 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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