‘West Poor’ – No More

Thu, 11/07/2013 : Mount Vernon Gazette

When athletes at West Potomac High School travel to other schools in the region, they often hear students call their school “West Poor.” That’s because the school
has notoriously bad athletic fields, ones that are so bad they have a reputation that stretches across Northern Virginia. That’s all about to change, though, because advocates for athletic fields have persuaded Fairfax County leaders to invest $3.5 million to improve conditions up and down the Route 1 corridor, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the county.