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Potomac Elem (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (540) 663-3322

16495 15Th Street

Dahlgren, Virginia


About Potomac Elem
Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Potomac Elem is one of 5 schools found in the King Geo Co Pblc Schs district of Virginia.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 6th Grade and has an enrolment of 700 students - compared to other schools in Virginia, this is a relatively average sized school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Potomac Elem is $60,654, which is higher than the Virginia state average of $52,559.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Potomac Elem 700$2,79918$60,6540.57
Piccowaxen Middle School (6.29 miles) 439$16,26714$75,9140.42
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary (6.32 miles) 437$15,97915$77,3910.41
Colonial Beach Elem (7.09 miles) 380$2,43217$40,3720.58
Colonial Beach High (7.09 miles) 228$2,87014$44,0230.55
King George Elem (8.07 miles) 967$2,07116$52,9600.47

Potomac Elem

Number of pupils700
Funding per pupil$2,799
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$60,654
Diversity index0.57

Piccowaxen Middle School (6.29 miles)

Number of pupils439
Funding per pupil$16,267
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$75,914
Diversity index0.42

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary (6.32 miles)

Number of pupils437
Funding per pupil$15,979
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$77,391
Diversity index0.41

Colonial Beach Elem (7.09 miles)

Number of pupils380
Funding per pupil$2,432
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$40,372
Diversity index0.58

Colonial Beach High (7.09 miles)

Number of pupils228
Funding per pupil$2,870
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$44,023
Diversity index0.55

King George Elem (8.07 miles)

Number of pupils967
Funding per pupil$2,071
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$52,960
Diversity index0.47
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Nearest Schools
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Rankings within Virginia
There are 2,153 schools in Virginia. Rankings don't always go up to 2,153 because some schools have missing data.
649thlargest school
813thhighest number of FTE teachers
1800thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
400thhighest average teaching salary
1215thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1003rdhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
785thhighest diversity index
1646thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 6th Grade: 5.5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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