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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  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 Oxon Hill, MD. It has 1,295 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
5211 Boydell Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Telephone
(301) 702-3900

Potomac High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
930
93 responses
Average ACT
18
13 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,773
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,178
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,500
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • School Pep rally
    42%
  • Athletic events
    15%
  • Homecoming dance
    15%
  • Homecoming games
    15%
  • Fundraising
    12%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,295
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,806/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Potomac High School is definitely different from others. There's a mixture of African American culture and Hispanic culture. There isn't much diversity in races but some students are open to the new exposure. Sports are a big thing at Potomac and give Potomac it's nice reputation. Teachers are pretty dedicated to students, a few more than others. There are more students who need motivation and some who are on a decent track. Academics can be challenging, depending on the teacher. College readiness should be a main focus and strength but it isn't. There are a few programs that help students to get involved such as First Generation College Bound, Upward Bound, and Incentive Awards Program. Activities are done by the Student Government and National Honor Society which are both fairly active. Overall, the school needs a few adjustments in the academic area and college readiness area. It is a pretty fun and welcoming school.
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I like the some of the teachers at Potomac. For the most part most of the teachers care about their students and want to see them pass their class, graduate, and succeed. The teachers are real with you and do not sugar coat anything about the real world. However, the work is not very challenging, and the students are treated like elementary schoolers. Some teachers do not teach and despite the students letting the Principal and Administrators know, nothing happens. The students aren't motivated and disrupt the classrooms by being loud in the hallway, thus making the learning environment hard to learn in. We have limited resources, and few working computers making online work hard to do.
Potomac high school is a practically small Prince George’s county public school in Oxon Hill Maryland. Potomac’s program is average because of the lack of diversity and the poor professionalism of the staff and administration. The lunch here is not so bad but before enrolling children here I would suggest a school tour or visit.