Potomac Heights Elementary School

  • Potomac Heights Elementary School serves 304 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Potomac Heights Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Potomac Heights Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Potomac Heights Elementary School's student population of 304 students has grown by 57% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students304 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Potomac Heights Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Potomac Heights Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#752 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)30-34%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)35-39%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Potomac Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
14%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Potomac Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
57%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Potomac Heights Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.620.72
This chart display the diversity score of Potomac Heights Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Potomac Heights Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashingtion County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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