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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
    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 425 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Mount Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

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

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
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Dressing up for homecoming week
    36%
  • Cheers at football games
    18%
  • Shaving Cream Classic
    18%
  • Senior Camp Out
    9%
  • Senior Prank
    9%
  • Senior Trip
    9%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
425
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
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
$60,188
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
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
$13,384/ 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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Overall, Mount Vernon is a very good school. This can be seen in our test scores, our well-rounded performance in sports and the fine arts, and in the large amount of students who chose to open enroll here every year. Mount Vernon is a great school not only for it's academics, but for the values that are instilled in us. It's rare to find a student in the high school who isn't multi-involved (often in sports and fine arts) working at least one job, and volunteering for several organizations and causes. We also excel because of our teachers, who (overall) are strong and passionate. The small size of the school really allows for one-on-one help for those who want it. Despite the school's strength, there are things that need to change. The main issue with Mount Vernon is diversity. You can count the number of students of color on your hands, and we only have 1 staff member of color, who is a softball coach. I am the only Asian womxn in my high school, and it's been kind of isolating.
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A fantastic learning environment with friendly, encouraging teachers. Interesting main courses with plenty of electives and extra curriculars to spice things up. Absolutely wonderful theater selection, and near perfect association with the fine arts.
Mount Vernon High School is an interesting High school. There is not a really great diversity, but everyone is very welcome. There are people who are racist, but they don't say anything rude to people of a different race. The teachers are very nice and can be helpful, sometimes. The school may address that it is college ready, but I can tell you that it is not. Students can take college courses at the community college, but there are not many AP courses that are taught at the school. Mount Vernon is a great school, but there should be a few changes to the courses.