Potomac High School

  • Potomac High School serves 1,784 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Potomac High School operates within the Prince William County School District.
  • Prince William County School District's 84% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1784 students has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 99 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,784 students
Potomac High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Potomac High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
Potomac High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradePotomac High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
Potomac High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
7%
6%
Potomac High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
23%
14%
Potomac High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
51%
23%
Potomac High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
14%
52%
Potomac High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Potomac High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPotomac High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA 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.
0.670.66
Potomac High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
35%
34%
Potomac High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
9%
6%
Potomac High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Prince William County School District's student population of 79,727 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 75% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,912 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,107 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District NamePrince William County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
85
4
Number of Students Managed79,7273,627
Prince William County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate84%79%
Prince William County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$915 MM$42 MM
Prince William County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$932 MM$42 MM
Prince William County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,912$10,576
Prince William County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,107$10,658
Prince William County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  • DumfriesPotomac Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1186 students
    0.4 miles
    3130 Panther Pride Drive
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    1.1 miles
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    WoodbridgeVA 22191
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    1.4 miles
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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 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.
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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.
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