Potomac Elementary



Potomac Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Potomac Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 98
1 91
2 101
3 113
4 94
5 91
6 112
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Potomac Elementary is a public elementary school located in Dahlgren, VA in the King Geo County Public Schools. It enrolls 700 students in grades 1st through 12th. Potomac Elementary is the 244th largest public school in Virginia and the 8,008th largest nationally. It has 17.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 700
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,008th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Virginia: 244th out of 1,159
Student/Teacher Rank in Virginia: 848th out of 1,156
Full Time Teacher Rank in Virginia: 312th out of 1,156

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Potomac Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 358
(51%)
1,202
(49%)
 Male 342
(49%)
1,240
(51%)

Potomac Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 421
(60%)
1,627
(67%)
 Black 161
(23%)
449
(18%)
 Two or More 67
(10%)
192
(8%)
 Hispanic 41
(6%)
144
(6%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
20
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Potomac Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 470
(67%)
1,609
(66%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 189
(27%)
742
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 41
(6%)
91
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,152 ranked schools in Virginia, Potomac Elementary is ranked 536th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Potomac Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (32.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 44.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 469
2006 516
2007 494
2008 472
2009 414
2010 609
2011 603
2012 636
2013 669
2014 667
2015 700

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.1
2006 12.7
2007 15.4
2008 16.3
2009 15.3
2010 18.5
2011 16.3
2012 17.7
2013 18.6
2014 18
2015 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28358208955224
2006 0.22480620155039
2007 0.26518218623482
2008 0.29872881355932
2009 0.43961352657005
2010 0.311986863711
2011 0.33167495854063
2012 0.35849056603774
2013 0.40956651718984
2014 0.3928035982009
2015 0.32857142857143

Compare Potomac Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,413.6% 14.1:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 32.9%
 
State Average 44.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Public KG - 06 700 17.7:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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