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Mount Vernon Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 12, 2014

Great school! My children love to attend Mount Vernon. Everyone is so nice and really cares about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

This school is amazing. All of the teachers push the students and they don't back down. The principal is amazing and loves to interact with the kids. All of the teachers love on the students like they are their own children.


Posted September 4, 2013

We are beyond happy with Mount Vernon Elementary school! The teachers and admin staff are caring, go above and beyond, and dedicated to their students. They are providing a solid foundation for a wonderful education. I can't imagine being anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

Sadly, a lot of the information about this school on this website is out of date (2006-2007). We relocated our family in 2007 due to my husband's employment and we were sorely misled about this school district. The teaching staff at MV is either dedicated or highly unprofessional, with the latter being the majority. On many occasions I would walk my youngest in only to see a classroom full of children with a missing 1st grade teacher who would walk in 15 minutes late. We mentioned it to the both the principal and asst. principal but it never was addressed. During parent teacher conferences one of my child's teachers was unable to tell me my child's current reading level, why test grades (taken weeks before) were missing, etc. She said she hadn't had a chance to catch up on things because of her kitchen renovation. In short, do not move here and expect a solid education for your children. By 2011, six families in our neighborhood had either moved back to greater Atlanta (where the districts are better), switched to a private school in Gainesville, or were being homeschooled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

Our grandson has been at MVES since first grade and will be in the fifth grade this next year....a senior. This has been a great experience for him. As in any school there will always be a bully, the situation that involved our grandson was quickly taken care. The teachers are amazing and care for the students. The principal is awesome and works hard for everyone. From the Principal to the janitor, this school rates a five star and we are anxious to be threr for our grandson's graduating class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

I had one child here K-5 and I have my second child now getting ready to enter 3rd grade so I have 7 years of working with this school and I have no complaints whatsoever. I am NOT a "highclass" parent and both of my children have had positive experiences with this school. ALL of our teachers have been amazing and helpful and seemed excited to be there. I've only met the principal and couple of times but she seems fine. I hope that this becomming a charter school will only help and not harm what Mt Vernon is. I look froward to seeing what the future hold for us here at this precious school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My son had his first year in Elementary School here and we couldn't be more pleased. The teacher's here seem to love their jobs and are truely dedicated to helping these kids learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It has some of the best teachers in the state of GA!!!! They are passionate about teaching our kids, not only from a educational standpoint but also about life lessons
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

I went to this school the first year it opened. Now my child is a student here. Over all it is average, my child has had issues with a bully several times. The school does tend to give its all to the 'higher class' students and tends to let others to struggle. I would like to see more effort put in to keep things equal among all students. If your child lacks self esteam do not even consider this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

i worked with this school for 8 years as sub and after school worker i loved my kids and teachers was very helpful with my kids which is grown now and i no longer work because of disably now but i love the smiles from the kids and watching them grow up ..iam greatful to have worked here and to love the kids...mrs ivey..


Posted January 19, 2008

We started at Mount Vernon Last year. I was excited when I saw that the teacher's would spend so much one on one time with the students. My son's teacher could tell me things about him that I didn't know. Wow! The principal, the students are awesome, and I totally agree with the manners issue. That is something that is very important to me and I have found some terrific kids with great ethics throughout the entire school. You cannot be disappointed here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Before moving to Gainesville in August 2004, we were unaware of the true quality in which lies in the Hall County School System. We moved from Savannah where our daughter was in a private school and wanted to have the same style learning environment for her after the move. We utilized this website to narrow down our search for a school district to purchase our home. We found out really quickly what a great choice we made. After two months in this great public school, our daughter was ahead of her previous classroom work in Savannah. We have been thrilled with the amount of parental involvement and the 'family' environment created. The children are learning more than school work. They are learning moral values such as manners and it is evident of this walking down the hall. The environment is open and inviting. We love it and will never change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I worked for the Hall County YMCA After-School Program at Mt. Vernon. I was very impressed with administration, teachers, and the custodian staff. The students seemed to always being smiling in the hall and that says a lot about a school. Many different extra curricular programs were also offered to the students. I have only heard great things about Mt. Vernon from the parents. I would recommend this school completely.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 18, 2005

I went to this school and I loved this school. the teachers really cared and helped me through out the years that I went to Mount Vernon. In 3rd Grade I found out that I had ADD if it wasn't for this school I would never be where I'm at now!
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

124 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gainesville, GA 30506
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