Potomac High School


Editorial Review

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.