This school is amazing! The PTA is very involved with students and staff. The Principal Alex Case is wonderful and really looks out for the kids. The theater department is out of this world. They have won several awards and with good reason. My son is going to Italy this year with the Latin club and the chorus went to Austria this past summer. No idea why it is ranked a 3, because it is above and beyond the private high school I went to back in the 1980's.
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 Greatest High School
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. She's had a positive experience there. Impressive teachers who are very involved and caring teachers.
There are LOTS of extracurricular activities. Sports, Band, Orchestra, after-school clubs and a top-notch theater department. Active PTSA and parent volunteers. I personally volunteer frequently and have first hand knowledge of the school. It has a diverse student population which has enhanced my daughter's learning.
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 away from their own families. Very thankful for their commitment to the students.
My daughter participates in sports (fall and spring) as well as several after-school clubs and she still has time to get homework done. Sometimes she has to stay up a little later or get up earlier but that's her choice for doing the other activities.
The Principal, Mr Alex Case and Kevin McMahon (Director of Student Services) are very enthusiastic about student programs which foster fairness, honesty and integrity. As a parent volunteer, I've seen these programs in action on many levels and throughout the year.
This school is absolutely terrible, the counselors for the most part do NOT care how the student feels, half the teachers are just so unsympathetic and worthless. I can easily express the dread I feel every day when returning to the overcrowded, unsympathetic, horrendous environment that makes my physically sick. If Hell has a school, Its surely this monstrosity.