Go to washingtonpost.com's statistical profilePrince William County provides additional information about its schools and programs. Our local sports page offers the latest Post stories on Potomac High's athletic teams. Achievement Scores, 1996-97 School Year, Va. Public SchoolsThis School Va. AverageGrade 11 (79% of students were tested)Reading - Total39.0%56.0%Reading - Vocabulary49.0%62.0%Reading - Comprehension36.0%52.0%Composition47.0%56.0%Math43.0%48.0%Notes:
Scores are expressed as percentile rank. A score of 51% indicates that students taking the test at this school scored higher than 50% of students taking the test nationally. Tests are given in grades 3, 5, 8 and 11. If this school has more than one of those grades, this profile lists only the scores achieved by students in the higher or highest grade. Source: Va. Dept. of Education, Stanford 9 Achievement Tests. Demographic and Performance IndicatorsThis schoolStatewideGr.7-12 Students Absent More than 10 Days:49.0%34.0%Physical Fitness Test Pass Rate:17.0%26.0%Dropout Rate, Grades 9-12:9.0%5.0%Graduates Who Took Remedial Classes at Va. Public Colleges26.5%24.1%Challenge Index:0.3910.975Notes:
A school's Challenge Index (present for high schools only) is the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken by its students in the 1996-97 school year divided by the number in its June 1997 graduating class. The "statewide" figure is the average of Challenge Indexes achieved by Virginia high schools in the Washington area.Sources: Va. Dept. of Ed., 1995-96 school year; State Council of Higher Ed. for Va., 1995 Freshman Class; Washington Post.