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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mount Vernon Community School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Mount Vernon, IA. It has 1,427 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
525 Palisades Rd SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1310
7 responses
Average ACT
26
91 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,427
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,188
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,384/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$82,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,800
National
$184,700

Mount Vernon Community School District Reviews

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One thing I like about Mount Vernon is that most of us have known each other since Kindergarten so that helps when you are put into a group with someone you don't normally hang out with you still can have good conversation since you all know one another well enough. One thing I would change is the way the principle and vice principle handle certain situations there have been several occasions where they have handled serious problems in an inappropriate way. More often then not they seem to think we all don't understand how the world works and try to put our priorities in the wrong area.
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Our School is filled with people who are constantly judging your every move you can't look sideways with out everyone stopping and saying nasty things about you. I feel that if you don't fit into a group in our school like I did you either got all the hate of were left alone, it was a roll of the dice day to day never knowing if you were going to be the talk of the school one day or the next poor victim was to be picked.
To start, a large majority of the teachers in school genuinely care about their student, but there are also some whose distaste and prejudice is beyond obvious. Fortunately, those teachers are mainly in extracurricular classes. In many of the classes, students aren't required to pay attention to succeed. In the science classes, students are able to print the notes off online. They commonly do so before hand, and proceed to talk (loudly) while the rest of the class is trying to take notes on the teachers presentation. The social environment is largely negative. Students are racist, homophobic, and sexist. You can hear such remarks openly in the hallways, and one of the first gay students to come out was assaulted over twitter by several individuals. It isn't a place where someone can be themselves, unless they want to face the judgment of the rest of the school.