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9-12
Public district
Mount Vernon, IA
Students enrolled: 369
 

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Mount Vernon High School 3

Posted August 22, 2015
- a parent
I agree and disagree. The class sizes are a very good sizes for learning. There does need to be more language options and more electives for a broader set of students. But the principal is very good. He is very active with the students and gets to know all of their names before the end of their Freshman year. The campus should not be closed. It should be a open campus for kids who want to eat food from the local; Subway, Gary's, Dairy Queen, Hardee's, or Casey's General Store. It also lets the students feel more free and mature. With that said only a few students will take advantage of this anyways. Most of the teachers are good with a few exceptions that we have had trouble with being too biased or discriminating towards specific groups of kids. Their biggest priority is to not waste their money like they tend to do and invest it in more classes like; language classes, computer science classes, and varied math classes.

Mount Vernon High School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted August 22, 2015
- a parent
Some classes you learn others have been a complete joke! But most of the joke classes are required classes that they won't need in their future 9/10 times.


Mount Vernon High School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted August 21, 2015
- a parent
Some classes there's barely any homework while in others my kids struggled because they were given way to much. There has also been way too many times where towards the end of semesters teachers don't communicate with each other and dump tons of homework and projects on kids while not understanding other teachers are doing the same thing at the same time.

Mount Vernon High School
Develops respect: Disagree

Posted August 21, 2015
- a parent
For people who participate in extracurricular activities. Sometimes they take fun things too seriously when it causes little to no harm. #FreeMacon2014

Mount Vernon High School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted August 21, 2015
- a parent
Some students get involved and excel but a lot don't feel connected and thus don't push themselves and they get bad grades.


Mount Vernon High School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted August 21, 2015
- a parent
Some biases from a few teachers. Other than that it is a pretty good school.

Mount Vernon High School 5

Posted November 25, 2008
- a parent
Some great creative teachers in a beautiful facility with good class sizes and varied extra curriculars. Needs a stronger principal figure, more language options and closed campus.

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Mount Vernon High School
731 Palisades Rd SW, Mount Vernon, IA  52314
(319) 895-8843
Last modified Mount Vernon High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Vernon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top