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.
I can only go by my daughter's experience ~ she's a determined student and has thrived by being challenged in the AP offerings at West Potomac. Her teachers have been stellar ~ they are always available for questions, extra help, clarification. The dedication of teachers amaze me.
I feel the teachers and Administration respect the students and strive to offer an atmosphere of mutual respect. But, of course, their first priority is safety and learning so if a student is being disrespectful, they will be called on it.
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.