Potomac High School



Potomac High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

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
9 571
10 513
11 461
12 401

Potomac High School is a public high school of the Prince William County Public Schools located in Dumfries, VA. It has 1,946 students in grades 9th through 12th. Potomac High School is the 56th largest public high school in Virginia and the 1,756th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,946
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 109.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,756th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 56th out of 337
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 306th out of 335
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 79th out of 335

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Potomac High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,021
(52%)
13,712
(52%)
 Female 925
(48%)
12,848
(48%)

Potomac High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,006
(52%)
5,827
(22%)
 Hispanic 428
(22%)
7,953
(30%)
 White 252
(13%)
8,893
(33%)
 Asian 142
(7%)
2,104
(8%)
 Two or More 102
(5%)
1,637
(6%)
 American Indian 11
(1%)
97
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(0%)
49
(0%)

Potomac High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,085
(56%)
17,403
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 693
(36%)
7,285
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 168
(9%)
1,872
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Potomac High School is ranked 30th out of 326 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Potomac High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.2%) is slightly higher than the state average of 33.8%. 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.

Potomac High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1380
2006 1433
2007 1571
2008 1662
2009 1668
2010 1693
2011 1635
2012 1566
2013 1680
2014 1784
2015 1946

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.8
2006 15.3
2007 21
2008 19.6
2009 19.6
2010 20.4
2011 18.3
2012 18.9
2013 17.8
2014 18
2015 17.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29420289855072
2006 0.30146545708304
2007 0.32718014003819
2008 0.34777376654633
2009 0.38848920863309
2010 0.40047253396338
2011 0.40733944954128
2012 0.43039591315453
2013 0.45
2014 0.44394618834081
2015 0.44244604316547

Compare Potomac High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,383.6% 13.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,780.0% 17.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 33.8%
 
This School 44.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Potomac High School
Dumfries, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,946 17.8:1  
Freedom High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,210 16.9:1 3 miles
Gar-Field High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,630 18.3:1 4 miles
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Private PK - 12 530 13:1 4 miles
Forest Park High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,276 17.7:1 4 miles
C.D. Hylton High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,475 17.6:1 6 miles
Woodbridge High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,916 16.9:1 6 miles
Henry E. Lackey High School
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Public 09 - 12 992 14:1 10 miles
South County High School
Lorton, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,227 15.7:1 10 miles
South County Middle School
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Public 07 - 08 1,044 14.8:1 10 miles
Grace Preparatory School
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Private KG - 12 114 12:1 13 miles
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