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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Mount Vernon High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mount Vernon, IA. It has 414 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
731 Palisades Rd SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Telephone
(319) 895-8843
Website

Mount Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
51 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
414
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,441
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,426/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Mount Vernon High School Reviews

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Mount Vernon High School has been one of the best experiences in my life. I'm very grateful that I got to attend such a nice school. Mount Vernon is the perfect size, it is big enough that you don't feel boxed in, but also small enough that you know everyone in your grade and can make friends with all of them. One thing I would change is the chances given to young musicians. To participate in playing your instrument in the musicals you have to work hard at convincing the teacher to let you, because they like to just hire professionals, so I would change that so young musicians would get more opportunities.
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The students and people in the community are fantastic. Connections are easily made and there is plenty to be involved in inside and outside the school. Unfortunately, it is a very well off town. There is low crime and not many important issue to deal with. Consider the town and the school inside of a protective bubble, and that needs to be either popped or people just need to be aware of how good they have it in this area and academically.
I am currently attending my fourth year at Mount Vernon High School and I must say that my overall experience here has been pretty great. Mount Vernon provides its students with endless opportunities to get out into the real world, try new things, and discover their passions. I particularly love our dual enrollment program because I'm not only finishing up my high school credits, I'm getting a head start on my college credits as well. Because of this program I feel truly ready for full time college and I also feel like I am one step closer to where I want to be in my future. However, our school could defiantly use some upgrading. Not only do the students here excel in academics, but they excel in sports as well. Unfortunately, our practice fields/gyms/auditoriums do not at all reflect our immense passion and pride in who we are. We strive for greatness at MVHS and we deserve a place to practice and perform that is just as great as we are.