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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Potomac Falls High School is a highly rated, public school located in Potomac Falls, VA. It has 1,633 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
46400 Algonkian Pkwy
Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Telephone
(571) 434-3200

Potomac Falls High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
319 responses
Average ACT
29
58 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$142,860
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,993
National
$949
Median Home Value
$466,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Pep rallys
    30%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Gymnastics meets
    8%
  • Spirit week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • School concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,633
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,281
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,909/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Potomac Falls High School Reviews

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Good school with okay teachers. I had a good time here, but the administration, mostly the guidance counselors made choosing classes and preparing for college very stressful. I had to most things on my own, without their help. Potomac Falls is a very spirited school with good teachers and great sports!
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Potomac Falls High School is an awesome community high school. The students and staff live in the same community and several of the teachers were previous students of the school. There are several diploma types , ranging from general to advanced, which allows students the flexibility to curtail their education to meet their needs. In addition, there are numerous social activities, such as clubs, band and theater, that students can participate in. Winning sport teams are a big part of the school's rich history. The school lunch menue is not the best but there are healthy options students can chose from.
The school itself is numbingly mediocre. There are some EXCELLENT teachers here, primarily in the English and History departments, and there are some TERRIBLE teachers here. Academics are decent but heavily stress out students, who will not be able to get into any colleges with much less than a 4.0. Student life is nothing incredible, but it's there if people are interested. The students at this school make the general environment moderately unsafe, but not much more than a "normal school." Overall, there is absolutely nothing special about PFHS, and students really will wake to the "real world" once graduating.