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  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 1,997 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 85% in reading.

Potomac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1080
388 responses
Average ACT
23
38 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$111,574
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,899
National
$949
Median Home Value
$533,300
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.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 124 responses
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Sports events
    19%
  • Club/organization field trips
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • I love the end of the school year cookout.
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
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
12.4%
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
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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My experiences at Potomac Senior High School was very different and unique in a lot of ways. As a person who spent all 4 years there and graduated in 2020, I would not change it for another school. School spirit was definitely something Potomac Senior High School was known for since the basketball and football teams were something that represented our strong and high spirits of the students. Pep rallies were also something that I enjoyed and loved personally as well as they always had soaring energy from students and staff. Teachers also left a huge impact on me as well since they helped me to push myself to become the best I knew I could be. I had many different and unique attachments with the teachers and some even helped me get into the colleges that I applied for (such as JMU, GMU, and VCU). If there is one thing that I could change at Potomac, it would be school food but that is something minor and does not really change the experiences that I had here at Potomac High School.
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My experience at Potomac High School was and still is productive. I have learned many things at this high school that have gave me more insight on how things work and why they work that way. Although this school offers sophomores and juniors the PSAT, I feel as though there still isn't enough college preparation for them. My school doesn't offer classes to help prepare students for the SAT nor the ACT. The students are just expected to study on their own or have their parents pay for tutors. One thing that stands out at my school is the sports teams and the marching band. They are well known at home and away games and their performances are really awesome. All in all, I'm grateful to be in a high school that supports me in striving for my success.
One of the things I like about Potomac High school is the school spirit. It is wonderful, we have a school that supports one another and our sports teams. Speaking of sports teams, our school is known for our boys basketball team. Winning almost every game in the season out of the past three years I have been attending the school. The teachers and other staff are lovely one of their top goals is to make sure that their students succeed as well as prep them for where they are headed after high school. I have built so many connections with people at my high school it is amazing.