West Potomac High School

  • West Potomac High School serves 2,542 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • West Potomac High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
  • Fairfax County School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2542 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 162 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,542 students
West Potomac High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %West Potomac High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers162 teachers
West Potomac High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeWest Potomac High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
West Potomac High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
6%
6%
West Potomac High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
33%
14%
West Potomac High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
19%
23%
West Potomac High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
39%
52%
West Potomac High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
3%
5%
West Potomac High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest Potomac 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.
0.710.66
West 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.
30%
34%
West 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.
8%
6%
West Potomac High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairfax County School District's student population of 176,117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,016 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,217 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameFairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
208
4
Number of Students Managed176,1173,627
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate92%79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,351 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,387 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,016$10,576
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,217$10,658
Fairfax 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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