Potomac High School
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).
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.
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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
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1188 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
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.
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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