West Potomac High

Public 9-12

 6500 Quander Rd
       Alexandria, VA  22307


(703) 718-2500

District: Fairfax County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
234th of 327 Virginia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,124 Help

Feeder schools for West Potomac High:

Elementary:    Belle View Elementary
    Bucknell Elementary
    Fort Hunt Elementary
    Groveton Elementary
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Middle:    Sandburg Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  2,716

Racial breakdown:

White:
36.7%
Hispanic:
35.5%
African American:
16.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 26, 2021.


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Compare Details West Potomac High ranks worse than 71.6% of high schools in Virginia. It also ranks 17th among 28 ranked high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at West Potomac High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (36.7%), Hispanic (35.5%), African American (16.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Potomac High is 14.9, which is the 12th best among 28 high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Potomac High is $10,124, which is the 9th highest among 28 high schools in the Fairfax County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

West Potomac High:

SchoolDigger ranks West Potomac High 234th of 327 Virginia public high schools. (See West Potomac High in the ranking list.)

Fairfax County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fairfax County Public Schools 50th of 132 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Potomac High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 33.95 256th 308 16.9%
2006 34.52 243rd 314 22.6%
2007 37.64 232nd 313 25.9%
2008 37.01 229th 316 27.5%
2009 44.31 188th 313 39.9%
2010 55.26 128th 317 59.6%
2011 33.39 248th 320 22.5%
2012 28.47 270th 321 15.9%
2013 39.46 209th 321 34.9%
2014 32.20 252nd 322 21.7%
2015 30.12 266th 322 17.4%
2016 36.28 236th 321 26.5%
2017 36.97 231st 324 28.7%
2018 29.69 269th 326 17.5%
2019 28.57 283rd 327 13.5%
2021 33.22 234th 327 28.4%

Data source: test scores: Virginia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for West Potomac High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1714 1714
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1540 1540
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1432 1432
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1437 1437
1993 847 312 129 107 0 n/a n/a 0 1395
1994 863 364 132 103 1 n/a n/a 0 1463
1995 836 386 142 120 4 n/a n/a 0 1488
1996 836 386 142 120 4 n/a n/a 0 1488
1997 836 404 158 123 4 n/a n/a 0 1525
1998 863 400 153 139 7 n/a n/a 0 1562
1999 875 402 160 149 8 n/a n/a 0 1594
2000 896 419 163 207 5 n/a n/a -4 1686
2001 946 455 161 258 6 n/a n/a 0 1826
2002 960 525 202 376 6 n/a n/a 31 2100
2003 960 525 202 376 6 n/a n/a 31 2100
2004 945 553 200 373 7 n/a n/a 34 2112
2005 926 534 173 396 6 n/a n/a 34 2069
2006 961 531 173 384 5 n/a n/a 64 2118
2007 897 558 152 380 7 n/a n/a 57 2051
2008 887 530 159 409 7 n/a n/a 82 2074
2009 904 515 172 451 9 n/a n/a 96 2147
2010 882 521 170 500 11 n/a n/a 94 2178
2011 919 516 174 587 8 1 80 0 2285
2012 952 513 174 642 11 2 79 0 2373
2013 931 476 169 684 6 2 83 0 2351
2014 952 455 171 728 8 5 87 0 2406
2015 969 480 160 827 6 5 95 0 2542
2016 937 471 163 864 3 4 99 0 2541
2017 996 459 169 908 3 6 105 0 2646
2018 1010 457 164 926 6 5 92 0 2660
2019 959 462 187 943 5 3 95 0 2654
2020 996 452 177 965 7 6 113 0 2716

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at West Potomac High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1714 100.6 17.0 n/a
1990 1540 95.5 16.1 n/a
1991 1432 97.4 14.7 n/a
1992 1437 99.2 14.4 n/a
1993 1395 97.0 14.4 n/a
1994 1463 123.4 n/a 19.6
1995 1488 n/a 0.0 18.2
1996 1488 n/a 0.0 18.2
1997 1525 n/a 0.0 16.3
1998 1562 n/a 0.0 20.2
1999 1594 94.0 17.0 25.2
2000 1686 n/a 0.0 23.3
2001 1826 133.2 13.7 25.9
2002 2100 166.8 12.6 29.8
2003 2100 166.8 12.6 29.8
2004 2112 157.3 13.4 32
2005 2069 154.3 13.4 33.8
2006 2118 142.0 14.9 29.1
2007 2051 156.6 13.1 27.7
2008 2074 101.4 20.5 29.1
2009 2147 103.1 20.8 32.3
2010 2178 92.8 23.4 36
2011 2285 112.5 20.2 34.6
2012 2373 151.9 15.6 34.4
2013 2351 155.0 15.1 36.6
2014 2406 158.7 15.1 38.4
2015 2542 162.0 15.6 38.6
2016 2541 169.0 15.0 38.8
2017 2646 172.5 15.3 37.6
2018 2660 171.1 15.5 39.2
2019 2654 179.8 14.7 39.8
2020 2716 181.0 14.9 41.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio West Potomac High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1714 100.6 17.0 n/a
1990 1540 95.5 16.1 n/a
1991 1432 97.4 14.7 n/a
1992 1437 99.2 14.4 n/a
1993 1395 97.0 14.4 n/a
1994 1463 123.4 n/a 19.6
1995 1488 n/a 0.0 18.2
1996 1488 n/a 0.0 18.2
1997 1525 n/a 0.0 16.3
1998 1562 n/a 0.0 20.2
1999 1594 94.0 17.0 25.2
2000 1686 n/a 0.0 23.3
2001 1826 133.2 13.7 25.9
2002 2100 166.8 12.6 29.8
2003 2100 166.8 12.6 29.8
2004 2112 157.3 13.4 32
2005 2069 154.3 13.4 33.8
2006 2118 142.0 14.9 29.1
2007 2051 156.6 13.1 27.7
2008 2074 101.4 20.5 29.1
2009 2147 103.1 20.8 32.3
2010 2178 92.8 23.4 36
2011 2285 112.5 20.2 34.6
2012 2373 151.9 15.6 34.4
2013 2351 155.0 15.1 36.6
2014 2406 158.7 15.1 38.4
2015 2542 162.0 15.6 38.6
2016 2541 169.0 15.0 38.8
2017 2646 172.5 15.3 37.6
2018 2660 171.1 15.5 39.2
2019 2654 179.8 14.7 39.8
2020 2716 181.0 14.9 41.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for West Potomac High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $143 (1.4%) $9,981 (98.6%) $10,124

Data source: Virginia Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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