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Potomac High School
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  • Public
  • DUMFRIES, VA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade C
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade C minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Potomac High School is a public school located in DUMFRIES, VA. It has 1,970 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1080
410 responses
Average ACT
23
43 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$116,979
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,834
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$560,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade 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. 40 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Sports events
    21%
  • Club/organization field trips
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • I love the end of the school year cookout.
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,970
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 44 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,572
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 56 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 56 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,832 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 60 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 60 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 60 responses

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