West Potomac High School (created by merging Fort Hunt High School and Groveton High School) is a public secondary school in Alexandria, Virginia. It is located on 6500 Quander Road and is part of Fairfax County Public Schools.
West Potomac High School was formed by combining the student bodies and staff of Groveton and Fort Hunt High Schools in 1985. The Fairfax County School Board, citing costs and declining enrollment as causes, decided to close Fort Hunt and combine the schools on Groveton's site. Since Groveton and Fort Hunt had a traditional rivalry going back for many years, this was a highly controversial decision which prompted the School Board to rename Groveton in a mostly-successful move to defuse the controversy.
The school's facilities have been expanded since the merger, with two wings added to the main building over the intervening years.
The site of Fort Hunt High school is now Carl Sandburg Middle School, while the site of the old Groveton High School is now the Fairfax County Adult Learning Center. In West Potomac's inaugural year, 1985-1986, the school motto was "The Tradition Begins Now". As the school performed well compared to high schools throughout the rest of the county, the motto was later changed to "Excellence is a Tradition".
There is an intense rivalry with neighboring Mount Vernon High School.
West Potomac won Virginia AAA football championships in 1989 and 1990. The Wolverines also won state championships in girls cross country in 1989 and 1990. The West Potomac It's Academic team won first place in the Patriot District and fourth in the region in January 2008.