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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Mount Vernon High School is an above average, public school located in Mount Vernon, IN. It has 658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Mount Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1150
50 responses
Average ACT
25
68 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$53,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,500
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Football Games
    21%
  • We participate in art shows
    21%
  • We put on good musicals and plays
    18%
  • Marching Band
    12%
  • Also basketball and baseball games.
    9%
  • Track
    9%
  • Avoid all, they're racist and homophobic
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
658
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,436/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Mount Vernon, although a small school, is a great place to learn and grow as a high school student. The administration is fantastic and the honors level teachers really know how to prepare their students for college. While most of Mount Vernon’s athletics are subpar the school as a whole still works hard and makes the best out of the small pool that’s they have to pull from athlete wise. I believe I have received a good education from Mount Vernon High School, I think there has been numerous opportunities for me, and if not then there is the opportunity for me to make t happen.
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In my four years experience at Mount Vernon Senior High School I have had a great experience. Coming from another high school half way through my freshman year, that was sub par and very un-diverse in Illinois with sub par teachers. Mount Vernon has a huge advantage over most high schools in the area. Great teachers and administration, they do their best to get you ready for College.
My experience at Mount Vernon has been excellent, especially in the last year. With a new principal beginning this year, our school has seen a considerable amount more of school spirit, and students appear genuinely happier. As well as more spirit being displayed by students and more events occurring, or school has earned an "A" rating. As far as all of the AP classes and dual credits that are offered, it has certainly given me some preparation for college. As far as schools go, I feel that Mount Vernon is one of the best in the area, even though our athletic teams could use some improvement.