5211 Boydell Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Potomac High School serves 1,187 students in grades 9-12.
Potomac High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,187 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Potomac High School's student population of 1,187 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,187 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
87 teachers
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School Rankings

Potomac High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Potomac High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1118 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
20%
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Black
70%
34%
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White
1%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Graduation Rate
76%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

What is the graduation rate of Potomac High School?

The graduation rate of Potomac High School is 76%, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 86%.

How many students attend Potomac High School?

1,187 students attend Potomac High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

70% of Potomac High School students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Potomac High School?

Potomac High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Potomac High School offer ?

Potomac High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,187 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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