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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Potomac High School is a public school located in Dumfries, VA. It has 2,056 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
3401 Panther Pride Drive
Dumfries, VA 22026
Telephone
(703) 441-4200
Website

Potomac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
347 responses
Average ACT
23
32 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$106,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,803
National
$949
Median Home Value
$501,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    25%
  • Sports events
    19%
  • Club/organization field trips
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • I love the end of the school year cookout.
    8%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,056
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,391
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,635/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I have to say from personal experience PHS is a wonderful school. We have had terrific teachers and even experienced a sexual Harassment case with my child . I contacted the school Counselor director and principal and it stopped immediately and made sure proper action was taken. My child enjoys being at school and have learned a lot. To us, aside from the last Counselor that was assign to my child (now fired) , as she could not get my daughter grades in the system on time. Overall great school, safe and terrific teachers! Thanks for making us feel like family. The Principle is great and the security guards are always watching out for my child.
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As a high school senior currently attending Potomac, Potomac focuses on rigorous academics, student and teacher relationships, and community involvement. I've attended this school as a transfer student since 9th grade and the only issue I had so far was a delay in my schedule. Potomac High school provides a vast range of afterschool activities such as Key Club, Art Club, etc . Lastly, one thing that could benefit Potomac would be an expansion to the school building since the classes are usually crowded.
I am proud to say i go to Potomac, although it may not be the best high school, i definitely had a great 4 years here! The culture and diversity here is so grand and i absolutely take pride in that. I hope to see Potomac continue growing, continue it's mission on getting kids into college and pushing kids to their full potential in class.