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School leader:  Mr. Alex Case
6500 Quander Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307

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(703) 718-2500
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"WPHS offers an engaging curriculum, student support, and a connected community. "

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
  • Coed / Single gender
    Mixto
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Graphics...
  • World languages
    American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese - Cantonese...
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51 reviews

Community rating

How would you rate your experience at this school?

5 STARS
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1 STAR
5

Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · April 11, 2016
Wonderful principal & outstanding staff. I really love how there is always activities going on after school for the students to participate in. This school is truly a safe haven for kids to stay off the streets and out of trouble. WPSH The World's... more

Grateful to: Teacher
Submitted by a parent · April 11, 2016
Thank you to Mr. Rice!!! You are an out of this world band teacher. I hope your students realize just how lucky they are to have you. I wish I had a band teacher like you growing up.

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Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2016
The "4" rating is misleading since it calculates test schools only. If you look at the demographics, English as a second language is higher than other schools and can affect test scores. My daughter currently attends West Potomac HIgh School.... more

Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2016
I can't say enough about the teachers my daughter has had ~ all are dedicated and involved. I'm especially impressed with the teachers who also are the "sponsor" for the clubs. The go to weekend and evening events with the students which is time... more

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About this school

Committed to excellence in education, West Potomac High School (WPHS), a fully accredited Fairfax County Public School, draws from an area that is economically, racially, and ethnically diverse. WPHS is representative of American society, blending students from 75 countries and speaking 46 different languages in their homes. We benefit from this rich cross-cultural experience. Parents, faculty, and community members are enthusiastic supporters and volunteers in school activities and programs.

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Last modified: July 21, 2016
West Potomac High School
6500 Quander Rd, Alexandria, VA  22307
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. (703) 718-2500
Last modified West Potomac High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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