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8350 Mount Vernon Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

(619) 825-5613
(619) 825-5788
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January 17, 2015
This is the school I had always wanted for my kids: dual language, strong academics, caring teachers and a strong leadership. I am so excited that my kids can stay at Mt. Vernon till 8th grade. It is amazing not only to see my kids speaking Spanish and reading hard content in both languages. Mt. Vernon ia a hidden diamond in Lemon Grove. Thank you to everyone that helps make the school as my kids say: "the best school in the Universe".

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April 28, 2014
Great dual immersion school! Teachers, staff & Principal make a great team and I have seen so much improvement since Mr. Little became principal. He is very involved from education to the safety of our kids. Thanks Guys!

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March 24, 2014
I have had a pleasant experience with this school because the staff have been very helpful and friendly. My son also enjoys going to school as well. They also have a dual Immersion program for my son that has been very beneficial for him.

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May 29, 2013
I was very diasappointed in this school. It got so bad I had to pull my children out with a little more than a month of school to go. The Administration and the 1st grade English only teacher really need to think about the decisions they have made and the total lack of to support given to this class. The class is very out of control, certain students are downright violent and have many emotional problems that the teacher is not trained to handle. All I got was there is nothing we can do. My student was not up to the standared reading and writing for 1st Grade Standards. Although I placed them in extra outside tutoring the teacher still did not make any attempts to help out or give me any feedback about their progress. Matter of fact half the class cannot read or write. The Principal shrugs his shoulders and says protocol dictates when asked why the teacher is still in the classroom and clearly lacks in classroom management and teaching skliils. Very disturbing for any Parent and child to have to deal with. I worked closely with the school with these issues but it became painfully obvious that my children were harmed both physically and mentally due to this classroom's teacher.

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April 05, 2012
Our daughter has attended Mt. Vernon since Kindergarten and she is in 4th grade now. They have an Excellent dual language immersion program that challenges the children to learn English and Spanish at the same time. Our other daughter is in K dual language class and although it tires her out, we never thought she would be doing so well in two languages at such a young age. The teachers care about the students and there are a lot of PTA and dinner fundraisers so the kids don't have to sell things during the year. Overall we are truly happy and blessed to have found such a great school for our kids. Even with funding cuts, they have worked with what they're given and have creative events that the children enjoy that promote respect and humanitarianism. They have Bingo for books, field trips, plays, and have a morning Mustang Mileage Club for the kids to participate before class. They support Box Tops for Education and have carnivals and recognition assemblies for the children to promote peace building. I can't express enough how fortunate we are to have found this school.

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May 21, 2010
The staff and the administration have your child's best interest at heart. They want to be part of the team that ensures the success of your child!

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May 21, 2010
I attended Mount Vernon Elementary as a third grader in the early nineties. My teacher, Elaine Baldwin, was the absolute best teacher I ever had. At Mount Vernon, all forms of creativity were encouraged. I'll never forget it.

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March 11, 2010
My kids wentt to mount vernon, my dauther went there since she star in kindergarden, she graduated, and all the teacher,s take care her very well, the teachers are absolutely wonderful, thank you for the time and dedicaccion. God bless

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August 21, 2009
my child attended this school for 3 years. He had some wonderful teachers K-1, they worked well with all the kids. When 2nd grade came around he was put into a combo 2/3 class and I feel that he was ignored. He missed some of the fundamentals that 2nd grade offered and he felt to stressed to understand the 3rd grade work. We left the school and I am very happy with that decision.

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March 03, 2009
My second grade child started attending Mt. Vernon this year. There are a lot of differences from her previous school--some good and some bad. The few things that need help; teachers need to be in class more. My child's teacher has been out a lot; some for personal reasons but most because she is at 'on-site meetings'. There has to be away to keep teachers in the classroom. The other concern I have is the safety. In the mornings they have no kind of patrol to help students cross a busy street to get to school. In the afternoons, they have one adult who helps at a 4-way cross stop, instead of at the crosswalk in front of school where there is traffic coming from 4 different directions.

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January 17, 2008
I Love Mount Veron it was the best elementary school i ever went to and i went a lot of them the staff and students there are great they have the best help a child can get i am in sixth grade and i graudutedfrom that school and it was all because of them that i grauduted.

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January 09, 2007
My son is in Kindergarten and loves going to school every day. They have wonderful activities inside and outside the classrooms that get the children involved with different techniques in learning. The teachers there are absolutely wonderful and are always willing to help when needed.

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January 06, 2006
My three sons attend MVE. 1st, 4th and 5th grades, they enjoy going to school each day. All the teachers show concern in the students and give them one on one instruction when needed. Teachers and administrative personnel motivate the students to maintain high academic standards. At MVE academic, safety, respect and care for others is the driving force that keeps everyone motivated, keep up the good work MVE.

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January 05, 2006
Wonderful school with great teachers-having a child there from k-5th no issue with teachers and a wonderful principal.

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October 07, 2004
Mt. Vernon was a very good school for my children to attend. I am very proud of my children and they are doing very good now with the help from Mt. Vernon.

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Mount Vernon Elementary School
8350 Mount Vernon Street, Lemon Grove, CA  91945
(619) 825-5613
Last modified Mount Vernon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Vernon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top