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Mt. Vernon High School

Public | 9-12 | 493 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 10, 2014

The Mt.Vernon Missouri is my hometown. I have lived here for a many many years and still do and never once have I thought that this school district is terrible. Yeah I was bullied ,wasn't everyone the victim or the bully, yeah the food stinks but you know what this school is amazing and if I had a choice if my parents had to leave because of their work than I would rather live at the boy and girls home because I cannont leave this place. If you think this school isn't good enough for your kids then put them in a different school and don't complain about it. I love Mt.Vernon,MO and I can't wait till I graduate!! Thank you soo much for reading this review and I hope you wrote one too!


Posted February 17, 2013

I love this school! lots of nice kids and teachers. great athletic program and academics
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2011

I love Mt. Vernon Highschool it's awsome my 9th grade year has been really great of course i hav my ups and downs but thats gonna happen to anyone not all good things come easy im looking foward to the next three years at Mt. Vernon Highschool were determined, spirted, fun, smart, and the teachers and the rest of the staff are amazing im glad I go to MVHS its an amazing school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

I had the same problem, I couldn't getthe teachers to email/call or anything the only thing I could get from the school was I can take off of work and set there all day and talk to each teacher during there conference hr. all I can say is keep trying go see the principal and etc. find out who runs the show!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

This school has no parent/school technology system to keep you informed of your child's progress. When I attempted to communicate with teachers to discuss my child's academic progress, I received little response from one teacher, less response from two others and no response from the rest. I have been very disappointed in this schools lack of vision to incorporate very simple technology that even smaller schools use in order to enhance a parents ability to 'work with the schools' to improve the students education experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

The quality of this school is superb. Since it's in a small town, the crime rate is way below what other towns have. Everyone that works in the school district is really friendly, and they all really try their best to help each student do their best, no matter what that class may be. The principals are all extremely involved in the way the school runs, and are willing to talk about anything. The students themselves are great, with giving extremely high MAP scores for years at a time. Great things happen at Mt. Vernon schools, and great leaders come out of it. I would definitely tell someone to enroll their children here. I can't think of going anywhere else!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2005

The school's great! All the staff and teachers do a great job of keeping the kids motovated and doing their best. Class sizes are good. Mount Vernon has some awsome programs going on, not only sports, but others like the Band, Chior, Drama, Art, ect.,. The Ag program is really someting to be proud of. They also offer a lot of Dual Credit College classes through SMS, like College Chem, College Conservation, College English, and College Biology. They are great at puting your kids in classes that will help them excel the most, wheather that'd be a Pre Calc or Advanced English, or Tech Math or Mythology.
—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 55% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
63%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

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n/a

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n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
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Biology

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
Students with disabilities25%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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Whiten/a
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Government

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilities8%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 West Hwy 174
Mt Vernon, MO 65712
Phone: (417) 466-7526

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