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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Mt. Vernon High School is an above average, public school located in Mount Vernon, TX. It has 469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Mt. Vernon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
12 responses
Average ACT
25
83 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
$41,653
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Median Home Value
$111,600
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
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 13 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    38%
  • Senior painting parking spots
    31%
  • School spirit week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
469
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,775
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,977/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Mt. Vernon High School Reviews

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I absolutely love how small our town is! Places like Mount Vernon are so personable and care so much about their students. Classes are engaging and enlightening, and there is so much encouragement to explore our creativity in the classroom. Education as well as extracurricular activities are so valued here, and I feel as though I am receiving the best education a small and loving town can possibly give.
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The fact that the athletic administration succeeded very well in everything while I was in High School and how supportive everyone was during all of it. I had the chance to go to two state championships in basketball one of which we won state. The support throughout it all was great and it made us look like a fun, supportive school. Throughout everything all of my teachers were supportive with helping us succeed and it helped positively shape the people around me, including me. Overall, I've been very blessed with all of the opportunities Mount Vernon has blessed with many different things including extracurricular activities, the teachers, and more. They have all shaped me and helped prepare me for the successful future I plan on having.
I went to Mount Vernon ever since kindergarten. I’ve had so many memories. Most of my memories come from high school. I’ve been involved with activities such as Leaders of Tomorrow, tennis, yearbook staff, National Honors Society, and academic UIL. The extracurricular activity that I enjoyed the most was academic UIL. I participated in UIL every year in high school and won a grand total of 90 medals over my whole high school career. I also went to State two years in a row. I was very dedicated to UIL. It was my passion. I’m sad that I’m leaving this special activity, but I’m ready for new and bigger competitions.