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
9 418
10 363
11 382
12 403

Potomac High School is a public high school of the Prince William County Public Schools located in Dumfries, VA. It has 1,566 students in grades 9th through 12th. Potomac High School is the 96th largest public high school in Virginia and the 2,961st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.9 to 1.

Total Students: 1,566
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 82.88

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Potomac High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 823
(53%)
12,815
(52%)
 Female 743
(47%)
11,842
(48%)

Potomac High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 724
(46%)
5,255
(21%)
 Hispanic 367
(23%)
6,786
(28%)
 White 257
(16%)
8,874
(36%)
 Asian 114
(7%)
1,825
(7%)
 Two or More 90
(6%)
1,770
(7%)
 American Indian 8
(1%)
96
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 6
(0%)
51
(0%)

Potomac High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 892
(57%)
16,689
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 524
(33%)
6,159
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 150
(10%)
1,809
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Potomac High School is ranked 45th out of 0 ranked schools in Virginia, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Potomac High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.0%) is 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.

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

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

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

Compare Potomac High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,368.6% 13.7:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,890.0% 18.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 32.6%
 
This School 43.0%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Potomac High School
Dumfries, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,566 18.9:1  
Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School
Dumfries, VA
Private 09 - 12 528 12:1 3 miles
Freedom High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 1,929 17.3:1 3 miles
Evangel Christian School
Dale City, VA
Private PK - 12 230 11:1 3 miles
Christ Chapel Academy
Woodbridge, VA
Private PK - 12 557 13:1 4 miles
Calvary Christian School
Triangle, VA
Private PK - 12 85 5:1 4 miles
Gar-Field High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,492 18.9:1 4 miles
Forest Park High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,479 18.8:1 4 miles
Heritage Christian School
Woodbridge, VA
Private PK - 12 340 14:1 5 miles
C.D. Hylton High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,319 19:1 6 miles
Woodbridge High School
Woodbridge, VA
Public 09 - 12 2,862 17.3:1 6 miles
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