Potomack Intermediate School

Summary:

Potomack Intermediate School is a public elementary school serving grades 3-5 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, part of the Berkeley County Schools district. While the school generally outperforms the district and state in student achievement, its statewide ranking has declined in recent years, and it faces challenges with racial disparities and achievement gaps among certain student subgroups.

Potomack Intermediate School stands out for its significantly higher percentage of white students (76.83%) compared to the state average and nearby schools like Burke Street Elementary and Rosemont Elementary. The school performs particularly well for its African American and multi-racial student subgroups, ranking 3rd and 6th out of all West Virginia elementary schools, respectively, in 2022-2023. However, it struggles with its special education and low socioeconomic status student subgroups, ranking in the bottom third of the state.

Despite its generally strong student performance, Potomack Intermediate School's statewide ranking has declined over the past several years, from a high of 96 out of 399 in 2016-2017 to 189 out of 368 in 2022-2023. This suggests the school may be struggling to keep pace with improvements at other elementary schools in the state. Additionally, the school's relatively high student-teacher ratio of 16.7, compared to nearby schools like Marlowe Elementary (11.7) and Burke Street Elementary (14.6), indicates the school may be underfunded or understaffed, which could be impacting its overall performance.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 5308 Williamsport Pike
       Martinsburg, WV  25404


(304) 274-6592

District: Berkeley County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
189th of 368 West Virginia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,205 Help


Students who attend Potomack Intermediate School usually attend:

Middle:    Spring Mills Middle School
High:    Spring Mills High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  846

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.8%
African American:
8.9%
Two or more races:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Potomack Intermediate School ranks worse than 51.4% of elementary schools in West Virginia. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Berkeley County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Potomack Intermediate School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Berkeley County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (76.8%), African American (8.9%), two or more races (6.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Potomack Intermediate School is 16.7. 17 elementary schools in the Berkeley County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Potomack Intermediate School is $10,205, which is the lowest among 21 elementary schools in the Berkeley County Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Potomack Intermediate School:

SchoolDigger ranks Potomack Intermediate School 189th of 368 West Virginia public elementary schools. (See Potomack Intermediate School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Berkeley County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Berkeley County Schools 41st of 55 West Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Potomack Intermediate School

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Rank History for all students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 44.11 262nd 420 37.6%
2010 48.67 221st 427 48.2%
2011 37.45 297th 426 30.3%
2012 58.25 142nd 426 66.7%
2013 65.83 103rd 428 75.9%
2014 64.99 97th 422 77.0%
2015 63.43 107th 408 73.8%
2016 64.73 110th 402 72.6%
2017 67.96 96th 399 75.9%
2018 51.79 177th 392 54.8%
2019 40.70 229th 383 40.2%
2021 56.32 134th 380 64.7%
2022 55.07 149th 375 60.3%
2023 47.14 189th 368 48.6%
See the entire list of West Virginia Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 62.40 49th 218 77.5%
2018 63.19 4th 27 85.2%
2019 78.16 2nd 14 85.7%
2021 75.05 3rd 13 76.9%
2022 56.98 4th 15 73.3%
2023 48.94 6th 15 60.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.78 49th 98 50.0%
2018 21.72 7th 8 12.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 54.31 120th 377 68.2%
2018 45.37 134th 258 48.1%
2019 37.34 116th 185 37.3%
2023 34.86 129th 180 28.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 51.50 177th 382 53.7%
2018 53.04 162nd 368 56.0%
2021 48.12 165th 335 50.7%
2022 44.78 190th 347 45.2%
2023 32.19 251st 333 24.6%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 67.46 90th 381 76.4%
2018 50.64 182nd 366 50.3%
2019 43.88 198th 339 41.6%
2021 52.54 134th 322 58.4%
2022 58.40 114th 325 64.9%
2023 41.37 191st 317 39.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.84 84th 146 42.5%
2022 38.88 99th 154 35.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 63.19 112th 382 70.7%
2018 52.58 165th 364 54.7%
2019 38.78 220th 338 34.9%
2021 57.95 117th 333 64.9%
2022 50.05 145th 330 56.1%
2023 49.81 148th 322 54.0%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.60 58th 75 22.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 74.31 16th 187 91.4%
2018 77.38 6th 31 80.6%
2019 79.24 1st 15 93.3%
2021 70.17 3rd 14 78.6%
2022 84.98 1st 16 93.8%
2023 74.84 3rd 14 78.6%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 59.23 42nd 156 73.1%
2018 53.88 4th 12 66.7%
2019 33.95 6th 9 33.3%
2021 45.94 7th 9 22.2%
2022 55.34 4th 12 66.7%
2023 54.58 4th 8 50.0%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 69.87 4th 11 63.6%
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Rank History for White students at Potomack Intermediate School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 66.07 102nd 382 73.3%
2018 52.11 167th 374 55.3%
2019 40.49 221st 373 40.8%
2021 60.27 115th 376 69.4%
2022 57.42 133rd 373 64.3%
2023 51.33 162nd 366 55.7%
See the entire list of Best West Virginia Elementary Schools for White Students!

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

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Potomack Intermediate School Test Scores
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Data source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Potomack Intermediate School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 634 15 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 662
2000 655 9 0 8 1 n/a n/a 0 673
2001 661 8 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 676
2002 705 15 3 9 3 n/a n/a 0 735
2003 705 15 3 9 3 n/a n/a 0 735
2004 707 19 6 19 2 n/a n/a 0 753
2005 710 23 3 32 0 n/a n/a 0 768
2006 513 25 1 24 2 n/a n/a 0 565
2007 520 25 2 26 1 n/a n/a 0 574
2008 527 31 4 28 2 n/a n/a 0 592
2009 527 36 7 31 2 n/a n/a 0 603
2010 520 41 8 34 2 0 1 0 606
2011 539 52 9 31 3 0 1 0 635
2012 562 48 10 25 3 0 3 0 651
2013 579 40 5 25 3 0 13 0 665
2014 575 34 6 37 3 0 24 0 679
2015 610 37 6 36 3 0 33 0 725
2016 641 32 6 50 2 0 38 0 769
2017 652 38 4 54 3 0 43 0 794
2018 659 39 5 64 2 0 61 0 830
2019 684 52 7 66 0 0 65 0 874
2020 668 61 6 60 0 0 61 0 856
2021 625 65 6 45 0 0 53 0 794
2022 685 75 9 46 0 1 50 0 866
2023 650 75 11 54 0 1 55 0 846

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Potomack Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 662 38.2 17.3 43.2
2000 673 39.8 16.9 39.2
2001 676 40.3 16.8 36.7
2002 735 43.4 16.9 36.3
2003 735 43.4 16.9 36.3
2004 753 44.2 17.0 37.2
2005 768 44.2 17.4 32.6
2006 565 32.4 17.4 40.4
2007 574 33.4 17.2 40.9
2008 592 33.3 17.8 43.1
2009 603 35.3 17.1 43.4
2010 606 36.4 16.6 46
2011 635 42.2 15.0 49
2012 651 39.5 16.4 43.6
2013 665 41.8 15.9 48
2014 679 39.2 17.2 44.9
2015 725 41.0 17.6 50.1
2016 769 47.0 16.3 49
2017 794 47.8 16.6 48.6
2018 830 49.8 16.6 51.3
2019 874 52.5 16.6 56.2
2020 856 51.2 16.7 57.4
2021 794 49.5 16.0 42.3
2022 866 51.5 16.8 n/a
2023 846 50.4 16.7 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Potomack Intermediate School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 662 38.2 17.3 43.2
2000 673 39.8 16.9 39.2
2001 676 40.3 16.8 36.7
2002 735 43.4 16.9 36.3
2003 735 43.4 16.9 36.3
2004 753 44.2 17.0 37.2
2005 768 44.2 17.4 32.6
2006 565 32.4 17.4 40.4
2007 574 33.4 17.2 40.9
2008 592 33.3 17.8 43.1
2009 603 35.3 17.1 43.4
2010 606 36.4 16.6 46
2011 635 42.2 15.0 49
2012 651 39.5 16.4 43.6
2013 665 41.8 15.9 48
2014 679 39.2 17.2 44.9
2015 725 41.0 17.6 50.1
2016 769 47.0 16.3 49
2017 794 47.8 16.6 48.6
2018 830 49.8 16.6 51.3
2019 874 52.5 16.6 56.2
2020 856 51.2 16.7 57.4
2021 794 49.5 16.0 42.3
2022 866 51.5 16.8 n/a
2023 846 50.4 16.7 n/a

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Potomack Intermediate School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $734 (7.2%) $9,471 (92.8%) $10,205

Data source: West Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Potomack Intermediate School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 229th of 383 Elementary schoolsRanks 189th of 368 Elementary schools
 8.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Potomack Intermediate School)40.842.3
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)42.838.6
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)50.951.6
 0.7%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Potomack Intermediate School)36.632
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)38.232.3
 5.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)4439.9
 4.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Potomack Intermediate School)46.545.6
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)39.436.9
 2.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)47.345.7
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Potomack Intermediate School)44.439.5
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)42.938
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)48.844.2
 4.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Potomack Intermediate School)38.540.4
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Berkeley County Schools)33.229.7
 3.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (West Virginia)4038.1
 1.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Potomack Intermediate School)4745.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Berkeley County Schools)44.339.9
 4.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Virginia)47.244.3
 2.9%
5th Grade Science (Potomack Intermediate School)35.938.6
 2.7%
   5th Grade Science (Berkeley County Schools)34.828.9
 5.9%
   5th Grade Science (West Virginia)35.430.8
 4.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students874846
 3.2%
African American5275
 44.2%
American Indian00
Asian711
 57.1%
Hispanic6654
 18.2%
Pacific Islander01
White684650
 5%
Two or More Races6555
 15.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Potomack Intermediate School

Students at Potomack Intermediate School are 77% White, 9% African American, 7% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Potomack Intermediate School ranks 189th of 368 West Virginia elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 846 students attended Potomack Intermediate School.

Students who attend Potomack Intermediate School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Spring Mills Middle School
High : Spring Mills High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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