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Mount Vernon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 521 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2009

Mount Vernon is an very excellent school. I especially loved my childs 1st grade teacher Mrs. Snead she is the best ever i wish they had 20 more teachers like her!!!!!!!!!! Mrs. Pearson really goes out of her way for her teachers and student ,the best principal ever!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

Mt. Vernon is an excellent school. It's size is perfect and the teachers and staff are great. I have two children who have attended here and definitely recommend it to anyone. Both of my kids teachers have been excellent and my accelerated students have had all their needs met and both love school.
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Posted August 7, 2006

My daughter is returning to this school, this year. She and I had a great experience last year and were excited to go back. Mr. Hodges in Kindergarten is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I look forward to seeing what this year brings us!
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Posted July 25, 2005

My daughter goes to Mt.Vernon. I really like the school the smallness of it allows for more personal attention. They have a lot of opportunities for the parents to get involved and even though I wasn't able to help out that much I always felt like i was in the 'loop'. The parent's night's were very helpful in meeting the staff and seeing their dedication. I wold highly recommend this little school. I give them an 'A'!
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Posted July 19, 2004

This is a fantastic school with great teachers and overall excellence!
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Posted January 7, 2004

From what Ive seen already my daughter has excelled. The teachers there are excellent. I wouldnt think of changing schools ever!
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 46%
Black 32%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%60%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. PEGGY PEARSON
Fax number
  • (727) 550-4149

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4629 13th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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