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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 1,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
8112 N 200 W
Fortville, IN 46040
Telephone
(317) 485-3131
Website

Mt. Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
221 responses
Average ACT
26
54 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
Median Household Income
$86,284
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$170,200
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.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Break
    24%
  • 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
1,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$11,870/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Mt. Vernon High School Reviews

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This school is the definition of totalitarianism. Censorship on chromebooks is to the max, teachers are strict, uncaring, and unengaged. There is a distinct lack of basic classes, and extracurriculars are bone-dry and poorly funded. Mostly all of our time in class is focused on doing well on standardized tests and not about actually learning things. Administration is shady. I'd love to go into much more detail, but when I tried my text was 700 characters above the limit. Bottom line: DO NOT CHOOSE MT. VERNON!
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I've attended Mt. Vernon since kindergarten and my experience has been wonderful! This community has great teachers who engage with their students, genuinely care about them and their education, and inspire their students to do better and to be better. Every year more and more students come to Mt. Vernon, so it can be a bit crowded, but other than that it's a great educational environment.
Not much diversity. Started in Kg with Mt Vernon schools and over the years the diversity has increased but still along way to go. As a bi-racial young lady it can be uncomfortable at times. Especially when learning about American History and the topic of Slaves and treatment of African Americans is briefly touched on. Not many clubs for minorities. 2019 Prom was first time a minority was on the Prom Court, which gives me hope that things are slowly changing in a positive direction.