Potomac Middle School

  • Potomac Middle School serves 1,190 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%.

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School Overview

  • Potomac Middle School's student population of 1,190 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,190 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Potomac Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Potomac Middle School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall School Rank#1615 out of 1,796 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
72%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
80%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Potomac Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
15%
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Black
51%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Potomac Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
11%
50%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Potomac Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in VA.
Diversity Score0.660.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Potomac Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince William Co Pblc Schs School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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Potomac is an awesome school with tons of fun. Once i spent i an entire math class talking about cats. HAHA lots of awesome teachers
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