Potomac West school information

IndexPotomac WestAlexandriaVirginia
Average Test Scores72%70%78%
Student/Teacher ration/a12:113:1
Total public schoolsn/a571,596
Total private schoolsn/a31553
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3199

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  • The average school test scores in Potomac West are 45% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately n/a public schools in Potomac West.
  • 83.3% of people in Potomac West have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.8% of people in Potomac West have completed high school.
  • 62.0% of people in Potomac West have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Potomac West

IndexPotomac WestAlexandriaVirginia
Completed 8th grade83.3%90.5%85.9%
Completed high school82.8%90.0%84.7%
Completed some college73.7%79.5%64.1%
Completed associate degree64.3%66.1%44.2%
Completed bachelors62.0%62.1%36.9%
Completed masters35.0%32.7%15.7%
Completed professional degree11.6%10.8%4.2%
Completed doctorate4.2%3.5%1.7%

Highest level of education achieved in Potomac West (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Great Falls, VA15,78695%93%
Wolf Trap, VA16,72295%93%
McLean, VA48,86795%92%
Mantua, VA7,49794%91%
Wakefield, VA12,69793%90%
Alexandria, VA151,47370%42%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pomona, CA151,80726%47%
Escondido, CA149,91235%29%
Lakewood, CO149,79334%32%
Kansas City, KS149,75522%55%
Pasadena, TX153,28669%41%
Alexandria, VA151,47370%42%
Source: The Potomac West, Alexandria, VA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.