3401 Panther Pride Drive
Dumfries, VA 22026
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Potomac High School serves 1,963 students in grades 9-12.
Potomac High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia 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 78% (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 76% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Potomac High School's student population of 1,963 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,963 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
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School Rankings

Potomac High School is ranked within the bottom 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 High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1188 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
8%
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Hispanic
29%
18%
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Black
48%
22%
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White
10%
46%
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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
85%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Potomac High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   10/26/2016
I was a student at Potomac for my Freshman year and I will start of with how much I hated it there. The teachers and the staff were amazing, however the students were as sharp as school provided safety scissors (Which I'm not sure is allowed in Potomac, or compasses with medal points or any other points, so you could only use paper compasses). They were very disrespectful towards teachers, towards students, and immature. They behaved like Middle School kids who never grew up. I would not recommend the school, despite how amazing the teacher were. The normal classes were very slow, and their advanced classes was an average class in Torrance USD schools. They had a great variety of courses. ROTC was a huge hit since the school is near the Quantico Base.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - fadil
5   5/24/2014
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 - scien

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,963 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67

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