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K-6
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Dahlgren, VA
Students enrolled: 603

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P.O. Box 314
Dahlgren, VA 22448

(540) 663-3322
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July 24, 2014
PES is OK, but there is room for improvement. I believe the Principal and Assistant Principal do their best for the children, however the teachers & staff are 50/50. You have half of them who enjoy teaching and caring for all the children's need and you have the other half who are not diverse especially when it comes to the minority children. These teachers prefer to live in the 1930's, 40's and 50's etc when schools were segregated and those type of views have no place in 2014 especially when teaching future generations. I may move to switch districts since I've been told of better experiences for minorities at King George Elementary. PES teachers & some staff please change your attitudes and be fair and respectful to all students & parents. If you experience bad behavior from a few please deal with those few directly and not judge or label a group.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
This is a great school. I have my second child there. My oldest came thru PES and is now in HS and in Governors School. The principa and Assistant Principal are great. However, it is quite clear the office staff needs to counseled on professionalism. I have lost count in the number of times I have called and no one in the office could answer my question. I think it would help if they were on a level of continuous process improvement or even put on a performance improvement plan.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
Potomac Elementary is a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are really there for the children. This school is well organized and our children love attending.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2011
I do agree with one parent who says the office staff nor a few other school personnel are not the greatest. My children were moved from KG Elementary and I have to say, it was a major disappointment having to deal with PES staff as compared to what I was use to at KGE. I mean. . . is it really THAT difficult to offer a smile????

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
Both of my children have attended Potomac Elementary. Like any school, parental involvement is key to a good education. Parents who take responsibility for encouraging, mentoring and directing their children throughout their learning years can expect the school system to complement their respective involvement. Good students are as much a product of great parents as are great teachers and schools

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2011
The facility is not as new and shiny and the other 2 elementary schools in King George County, but the educators are every bit as dedicated to their kids. I like the smaller, more intimate size of the school for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
So far so good I like the school and staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
My son attended Potomac for Kindegarten through 2nd grade. While I was so excited for him to attend Potomac since I attended Potomac as a student and loved the experience. However, I was sadly mistaken. The office staff was the absolute worst. I can not count how many times I would send a note to school for my son to ride the bus as opposed to being picked up and I would get a call 2 hours later wondering where I was to pick up my son. I was so relieved once I finally moved and my son was no longer subjected to their neglegance.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Potomac Elementary school. I believe that a lot of parents have transferred their kids because the other schools are newer. Newer doesn't mean better. Potomac has increased their test scores and have become more stable. They went thru a tough time recently (replacing staff and principal due to illness and other personal issues) but they have recovered wonderfully. My son is in 1st grade and I have had older children in my neighborhood (who attend the other schools) come to my home and see my son's homework and tell me that they haven't been introduced to his curriculum yet! My son transferred to this school and he has adjusted greatly and is one of the top kids in his class. He was very shy, but the teachers and the kids are great and my son has finally come out of his shell!

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Potomac Elementary School
P.O. Box 314, Dahlgren, VA  22448
(540) 663-3322
Last modified Potomac Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Potomac Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top