Are you looking for a new home near West Potomac High? Finding a new home can be stressful, now, add researching schools to the equation and it can be overwhelming.

What are the most commons things parents want to know when looking for a home in the West Potomac pyramid? Well, I did a little research.

When looking for a school parents usually want to know about the size of the school and classes, the school’s ratings, what additional programs are offered during school (AP placement and foreign languages) and after school (through the athletic department and clubs). Below I’ve listed 5 things that will help you determine if West Potomac High is the right fit your you and your family.

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5 Things About West Potomac High

School Programs

The AP (Advanced Placement) program offers college prep coursework in English, History, Science, Math, Fine and Performing Arts, and Foreign Languages. West Potomac offers a variety of programs for academic advancements, career prep, and extracurricular interest.

West Potomac has an Army JROTC program. The JROTC is a leadership education program designed to teach leadership skills, character development, self-discipline, and citizenship. There are a JROTC guard and rifle team.

There are numerous programs and activities available for students no matter their interests. There are three different school publications; school newspaper, magazine, and yearbook.

Clubs and organizations at West Potomac include Student Government Association, Debate team, theater and drama, band, choir, Key Club, and Model UN to name a few. 

Foreign Languages

All Fairfax County middle and high schools offer both French and Spanish, however, West Potomac also offers Arabic, Chinese, German, Korean, and Latin language classes.

After School Activities

Like most other high schools in the area, West Potomac has facilities on campus to host most athletic competitions. There’s a gymnasium, football field, soccer field, and baseball field.

West Potomac has a team for every athlete in every season.

There’s competitive cheer, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, volleyball in the fall.

As winter approaches and temperatures drop they move on to indoor sports like basketball, gymnastics, indoor track, swim & dive, and wrestling.

By the time spring rolls around students are back outside trying out for baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field.


Student enrollment at West Potomac High is close to 2500 students per school year with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1.

Students attending West Potomac High School usually attend Sandburg Middle for the 7th and 8th grades. Students living in Belle Haven, Belle View, Collingwood, Hollin Hills, Stoneybrooke, Waynewood, Wellington and the surrounding areas of the 22306, 22307, and 22308 zip codes are typically assigned to Mount Vernon High.  I always recommended future home buyers use Fairfax County Boundary Locator to confirm the schools serving a specific address before making any decisions.


If you’re relocating from another part of the country you may be surprised to learn that schools in Fairfax County begin the last week of August and end in either the second or third week of June.

West Potomac High operates on a block schedule where students alternate classes depending on the day of the week. In-class time is roughly one and a half hours rather than attending every class each day for 45 minutes. Here’s an example of what your high schooler can expect on a day to day basis.

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  • West Potomac High School Ratings

    Fairfax County High Schools have numerous rating systems to measure the performance of schools in Northern Virginia. Two of the most popular methods are providing ratings based on test scores, and ranks schools by comparing them to other schools throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.* rated West Potomac High School as 4/10.* rating came in at 269th of 326 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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    West Potomac High School Location

    West Potomac High School is located at:
    6500 Quander Road,
    Alexandria, Virginia 22307.

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