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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
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  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
329 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Pep rallys
    26%
  • Football games
    22%
  • Gymnastics meets
    9%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • School concerts
    7%

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%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,281
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Potomac Falls High School Reviews

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As a freshman, I didn't know what to expect from Potomac Falls High School. Sure, many upperclassmen have told me stories about it, but after attending from three years, I didn't expect what the outcomes were going to be. My three years of high school have been no where close to what other people have told me. Looking back at it, the main reason why my experience wasn't like theirs was because I joined clubs. Freshmen year, I did some clubs, the clubs that were mostly popular with a lot of students signed up, but going into sophomore I realized exactly how many clubs my school had to offer, and that was a lot! I went all out doing clubs sophomore year, and although it's not something I recommend for everyone, it's actually worth trying. Potomac Falls High School isn't exactly what other people told me what it was going to be, I chose to step out of my comfort zone and make friends with the people I knew that would make it enjoyable for me while still guiding me in the right path.
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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!
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.