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Overall Niche Grade
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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 417 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% 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
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1360
5 responses
Average ACT
26
74 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Median Household Income
$80,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,700
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
417
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
$55,283
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
$12,946/ 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 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.
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Walking into Mount Vernon High School was scary at first, but teachers and staff welcomed me full heartedly. Going to this school, students don't only learn about academics they learned how to be we rounded individuals. The only thing that I would want more of is diversity. I would love to have more minorities at our school. Mount Vernon has such a positive environment, it was such a good high school experience.
Mount Vernon high school is full of very good teachers who actually prepare their students for college success. There is also a lot of support given to students who choose to be involved in numerous extracurricular activities. The teachers and faculty want to see their students succeeded and offer resources to student in order for them to do so, in their futures.