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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mt. Vernon High School is an above average, public school located in Fortville, IN. It has 1,322 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Mt. Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
295 responses
Average ACT
26
64 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$82,278
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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.26 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Break
    25%
  • Sporting Events
    20%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Senior Prank Day.
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Nothing
    8%
  • Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,322
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,220/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Through my four years at Mt. Vernon I have made many amazing friends, including my teachers. My school creates a safe and comfortable environment. There a numerous clubs, sports, and organizations that you can be involved in. While in high school, I have participated in softball, mentoring, ASL club, best buddies, marauder mob, and more!
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I like how they are constantly expanding and creating more space for students, I can also tell that the principal really cares for the students! I wish that there were a more diverse pool of classes to choose from, I also think that there should be more education on life after high school and how to prepare for it.
Over all the Academics are good. Most of the teachers put forth effort and really care. They have a variety of clubs and sports to choose from. While it has all of that it's not very diverse. The majority of students are white. While others complain about racism it doesn't happen. Bullying is a huge issue. People will harass you for anything and everything. It doesn't matter race, name, sexual preference, sexual identity, religion, even down to how you look. Everyone that thinks they're "cool" acts like a child and is bratty. If your looking for a good academics this is a good place, but if your looking for a good social life this school isn't the place.