West Potomac High School



West Potomac High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Potomac High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 637
10 621
11 595
12 498

West Potomac High School is a public high school of the Fairfax County Public Schools located in Alexandria, VA. It has 2,351 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Potomac High School is the 17th largest public high school in Virginia and the 781st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.2 to 1.

Total Students: 2,351
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 155

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West Potomac High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,185
(50%)
41,516
(52%)
 Female 1,166
(50%)
38,428
(48%)

West Potomac High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 931
(40%)
36,422
(46%)
 Hispanic 684
(29%)
15,663
(20%)
 Black 476
(20%)
8,395
(11%)
 Asian 169
(7%)
15,753
(20%)
 Two or More 83
(4%)
3,456
(4%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
155
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
100
(0%)

West Potomac High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,491
(63%)
61,999
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 709
(30%)
13,828
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 151
(6%)
4,117
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Potomac High School is ranked 21st out of 0 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Potomac High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 32.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Potomac High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2054
2006 1994
2007 1992
2008 2051
2009 2084
2010 2285
2011 2373
2012 2351

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.5
2006 12.7
2007 19.6
2008 19.9
2009 22.4
2010 20.3
2011 15.6
2012 15.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29113924050633
2006 0.27683049147442
2007 0.29066265060241
2008 0.32325694783033
2009 0.36036468330134
2010 0.34573304157549
2011 0.34386852085967
2012 0.36580178647384

Compare West Potomac High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,368.6% 13.7:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 32.6%
 
This School 36.6%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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