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Mt Vernon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1119 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2013

Best school on earth I when here for 7 years I have a learning disability and I received great help from the resource department here! I had to move a new school (New Palestine High School) because money issues. At New Palestine High School or any other csc of southern Hancock schools They don't care they don't even try to help! Go to Mt.vernon DONT very send you kids to New Palestine! GO MURADERS!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2013

This schools has been the best of my life. I will remember it my whole life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2012

This school does not do anything when it comes to harassment of student on student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2012

I currently have 2 children in mt v . We moved here 6 years ago from a smaller school and have seen ups and downs my oldest is very well behaved kid but struggles academically at times I loved the tutoring help the school use to offer before budget cuts it was a real help I love the middle school and that they honor more than just academics, behavior too.. I was going to send my 2nd child to another school but when it came down to it I felt so much safer here than there. I love the online system so I can track their grades. I have encountered many teachers most of them are good I can only recall 2 that I think are just putting time in but I have also had many exceptional teachers that I think have really cared for my child. The verdict is still out for the administration (superintendent) seems political, but loved Mr. P and Mrs. B as principals. If you have a natural athlete , played for mt v in your days and are in to politics you will get into the sports here, but if you have a "Rudy" with heart that understands sports but small or akward kiss your hopes of keeping him involved in school athletics good bye! 5 stars for caring staff, and safety. 0 for athletics.& $ handling
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

Just ok. Not above and beyond. Even in honors classes students are more about grades and learning. AP classes are considered "hard" but as someone who's also attended a school where AP classes can be taken all 4 years (not just junior and senior year) and you don't take easy classes to "lighten your course load" I think the teachers just give tons of pointless work. Quantity rather than quality. Look at the AP Calc teacher, the AP Bio class. The teachers just don't know the right way to prepare the students and the students don't know when to study. They still get A's if they work, but I don't think they are being trained to get ready for college, to study not just for a final, but for quizzes and tests and just for the sake of learning. Not a good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2010

Choose another school if you have a choice. Principal is a typical politician. Teachers will never contact you either by phone or email if your child is not doing well in a subject. School is being remodeled and at the same time charging to rent the books! The coaches are the only bright spot in this school...they do a very good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

it is a wonderful school system and teachers are terrific and caring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

This school is very awesome i come from long line of out f the way schools and many times even though they were smaller than mt. Vernon none of the teachers acted like they cared at all. For anyone this school is awesome and is the best schol u will find around indiana, if you want your kids to fel like someone cares about them at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2008

There are several 4 star schools in this system. The Mt. Vernon Elem. just got a grant to get the entire 2nd grade laptops! Mt. Comfort elem. prinicipal was the prinicipal of the year for the nation, the teachers from pre K to Senior truly care as well as the support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

I am a parent of three boys at Mt Vernon.. I moved here from Franklin, IN .. and the schools are a godsend. If your thinking about moving to the area, I recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

My oldest son is in the high school, and we have a boy in the middle school. The programs, teachers and guidance is excellent. A special thanks to mr. Price especially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

My Daughter is in the high school and my son is in the intermediate school. We are very happy with the level of comitment of the teachers and staff. This school is still small enough that each and every child is important. It is far enough away from indianapolis that it still has a small town fell. ***** from me! 11/06/04 JPB of Fortville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

Mount Vernon High School provides students with various extracurricular activities including sports, newspaper, and band. A majority of the student body is involved in some activity and the staff is always willing to help with activities. As an advanced student, I find that not all of the classes are quite challenging enough, but there are a few teachers that make a difference. The clearly educated teachers are a blessing. The student body is ever-more diverse with students of different cultures and ethnicities, but we are mainly a farming community. Our school is located in the middle of cornfields. It is comforting to recognize students as I walk down our halls. Fellowship is high at Mt. Vernon. All I have left to say is 'Go Marauders!'
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

74%

Average SAT score

987

Graduation rate

92.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

This school

 
 
67%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

This school

 
 
27%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.7
This school
2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
23
This school
30
Recommended load

Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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78%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 72%
Black 6% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 1%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Bernard Campbell
Fax number
  • (317) 485-3154

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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8112 North 200 West
Fortville, IN 46040
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Phone: (317) 485-3131

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