Potomac High School (Virginia)
|Potomac Senior High School|
|3401 Panther Pride Drive
Dumfries, Virginia 22026
|School type||Public, high school|
|Motto||School of Excellence|
|School district||Prince William County Public Schools|
|School number||(703) 441-4200|
|Color(s)||Navy blue, Columbia blue, and White|
Potomac Senior High School, which serves the nearby incorporated town of Dumfries was established in 1981. When the school first opened there were only freshmen and the students went to school. Originally the campus was located at 15941 Cardinal Drive (Woodbridge address), what is now the Dr. A. J. Ferlazzo Building. A year and a half later the current school was opened up and the freshmen and sophomores moved there during the Christmas break. The current school is at 3401 Panther Pride Drive (Dumfries, Virginia address). Panther Pride Drive was originally named "Four Year Trail." The name was changed by official decree of the school board on April 25, 2007.
In 1983 Potomac had its first graduating class of approximately 400 students. Students from both Graham Park Middle School, Rippon Middle School, and the new Potomac Middle School continue their education at Potomac High School.
The following information was provided by PWCS.edu's School Data Profiles found on their website.
In the 2011-2012 school year, Potomac's student body was:
- 45.0% Black/African American
- 21.3% Hispanic
- 19.0% White
- 7.4% Asian
- 6.4% Two or More Races
- 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan
- 0.4% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 1983 Baseball
- 1985 Softball
- 1988 Baseball
- 1995 Boys Basketball
- 1999 Boys Indoor Track
- 1999 Boys Outdoor Track
- 2000 Boys Indoor Track
- 2014 Boys Basketball
- 2016 Boys Basketball
- 1983 Anthony Thomas Wrestling (119 lb)
- 2001 Chad Malone Wrestling (189 lb)
- 2011 Anthony Williams Track and Field (300m Hurdles)
- Marching Band
- Winter Color Guard
The Pride of Potomac Marching Panthers is a 17 year Virginia Honor Band, and is affiliated with the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's Association, or VBODA.
Cambridge program for mathematics and physical sciences
Potomac Senior High School hosts the Cambridge Program for Mathematics and Physical Sciences which is an international curriculum offering broad and balanced study for academically able students. The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity and the application of knowledge and skills.
Cambridge Scholars are students who take and pass six or more AICE level examinations.
Potomac Senior High School has removed all AP classes aside from AP US Government for the 2008-2009 school year and now only offers Cambridge courses.
- Brian Fitzgerald, Former MLB player (Seattle Mariners)
- Edward Simms (Football) Former Nfl Player (Philadelphia Eagles)
- Craig Novitsky '89 (Football) at UCLA and three years with the (New Orleans Saints)
- Tim Raley, first team All America in baseball at Wichita State in 1987
- Keenan Carter, college Football Player University Of Virginia
- Potomac Senior High School
- Potomac High School Booster Club
- Prince William County Public Schools
- Class of 1983
- Class of 1986
- Class of 1996