Mt. Vernon High School
- FORTVILLE, IN
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade B
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade B
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C
- Health & Safetygrade B minus
- Administrationgrade C
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade C+
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
Mt. Vernon High School is an above average, public school located in FORTVILLE, IN. It has 1,333 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Mt. Vernon High School Rankings
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade A
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Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
86%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 28 responses
71%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
- Sporting Events19%
- Senior Prank Day.12%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 29 responses
55%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 29 responses
72%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 29 responses
Average Teacher Salary
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Teachers in First/Second Year
49%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 35 responses
60%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 35 responses
60%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 35 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$12,220 / year
68%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 37 responses
24%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 37 responses
49%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 37 responses
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Mt. Vernon High School Reviews
Rating 3.46 out of 5 228 reviews
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It's honestly just your average school - it's got both ups and downs of about equal extent. The school provides the occasional fun event here and there, which I do always look forward too, but it also struggles with a few things that should be of higher importance than its desire for students to simply have good grades - such as its lack to provide needed help to students who reach out for bullying problems. On more than just a few times has a student asked for help from counselors or people within the higher-up office positions and they blatantly ignored, shrugged off, or denied such situations from ever happening despite having video evidence of more than one bullying incident. There's also other important topics/subjects similar to the bullying one (Ex:mental health) where they have repeated the same responses given earlier, even if the school "promotes" students to reach out to them in such situations. But apart from those subjects, the school's not the worst it could possibly be.
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!
For me personally, Mt. Vernon High School was a great transition from a small Catholic school. Not too big, and not too small. They also have an impressive number of art courses and AP/dual credit classes, and tons of career exploration opportunities. I’m in a program open to all MVHS seniors where I go to school for half of the day, and the other half I go to work so I can earn money for college. Most of the teachers are friendly and really are passionate about their jobs. Not to mention, plenty of sports and clubs to participate in like National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Black Student Union, Theatre/tech, Dance, Cheer, and so so much more. Another thing I really like is the block schedule. You attend four classes a day for around 90 minutes each, and at the end of a quarter or semester, your classes change. I think it really decreases stress and allows you to focus more on the classes you do have. We also have two week long fall, winter, and spring breaks.