Students enrolled 1406
School leader MR. RONALD GONZALEZ

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100 California Rd
Mount Vernon, NY 10552

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(914) 665-5300
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3 stars
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April 26, 2014
I'm a graduate - in my class people went on to Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Brown, Penn, Brooklyn Poly, Vassar and other fine universities. They later went on to be Doctors, Lawyers, Professional Athletes, Musicians, Authors, etc. Mount Vernon High Mount Vernon, NY

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2013
i studied in this school in1989 . great teachers. MR. SCHWARTZ,MR.PERKINS,ALPERT! HORTON, I LOVED IT. GOOD FRIENS!!!!!!! I RECEIVED GREAT EDUCATION.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2012
AS A FORMER STUDENT (CLASS OF '65) I CAN ONLY LOOK BACK WITH GREAT MEMORIES. MORE IMPORTANTLY I RECEIVED A GREAT EDUCATION. THE CIRRICULUM WAS FANTASTIC AND THE TEACHERS WERE WONDERFUL AND I LEFT WITH A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATION WITH GREAT SKILLS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MANY OF THE CLASSED OFFERED THEN ARE NO LONGER OFFERED IN MANY SCHOOLS TODAY. I FEEL VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN A STUDENT AT MVHS. I BASE MY RATING ON MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE BACK IN THE 60'S.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2012
I use to go to this Mt. Vernon High school a long time ago... I graduated in 1977 out side in the hot sun at Memorial Field (those were good times) Back during the time that i was in school, i had some wonderful teachers. Back in that time the students learned and the teachers cared!!! I was reading some of these students comments, and i must say i'm flabberghasted about what's been going on at Mt. Vernon High.... For the parents & students who are trying hard to get an education at this school, the best thing i can say is; Just try and stay focus on your education; and try not to get caught up in the ramifications of the non-sense that's going on.... Back during my time in Mt Vernon High, it was a fantastic school, where teachers cared about their students, and students cared about their education.... Today, i say for those wanting to learn, you continue on and don't get bogged down with the non-sense that's going on around you; because before you know it, you'll be graduating and moving on to bigger and better things that life has to offer you. So don't give up on Mt Vernon High, just stick it out and you'll survive. Who knows, you could come back and change the school around!

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2012
Being a student in this school for one year I like the school but it's the students who are horrible. They are uncontrollable and use abusive language. And one thing I don't like about the school is how less your counselors actually care about you. I hated the way my counselor was. She always seemed to be busy and was of little help to me. But the teachers in the school are great and if you are a student who is seriously interested about studying the teachers go to great lengths to help you. I'm pleased I'm leaving this school but I'm sad I'll miss my teachers.

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
To put it simple about how bad this school is, the school just randomly exploded in a way to end itself. However since the school can't do anything right, it also has failed at that.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2010
this school is riduclously slow in trying to improve whats going on in the class, and paying to much attenntion to whats going on int the school hallways. whats truly important to the students is being comppetely ignore due to the fact of the riff-raffs who need to be handled in a different manner. class are continually being disturbed because of the loud 'security gaurds,' and i use that title very sparingly. Their jobs are to protect the peopl ein the building but all they do is yell and scream at the kids that are in the hall. I truly am embarrassed to go to this school. the only good that comes from the school seems to be what thee basketball or track team accomplish.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 21, 2009
This is a horrible school...There are constant fights and the entire system sucks...The children are very violent...I am currenlty in the process of transferring my child out of this hell hole...They should close the school down!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
As a social worker who works as an advocate for students who attend this school ...it is absolutely horrible. The guidance department and administrative staff do nothing to promote the well being of these children. I am disgusted how this school works and advise any parent to steer clear of placing your child in this school. I admire the teachers who have to work under the supervision of people who have no professionalism whatsoever.

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July 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2009
mount vernon high is making a valliant effort to meet the needs of all students in the face of gross misconduct by several students. The principal is amenable and works to deal with situations to the best of his ability.

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February 19, 2009
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December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 23, 2008
its horrible, kids just do what they want and at points im scared to sending my children to school their. as a mother its horrible no discipline and somehow the teachers look like they dont do anything. anyone thinking of transferring or going their my advice is bad decision cusz its a horrible,frightning school with nothing to offer.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
I am a student currently attending the 'Summer Credit Recovery Program' to graduate in August. I have made my mistakes and must account for them. Activities such as cutting class and fighting are a major problem for both myself and the other few thousand students that attend the school. That may be the case, but teachers, security, and other school staff do not take initiative in making sure students do what they should. If they had I would have graduated two years earlier. :) Seriously, though, there are some great teachers and staff in Mount Vernon High School and I appreaciate there help. There are also those that enable the students to participate in juvenile behavior and I hope that is taken care of after I graduate.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2008
this school ifs freakin horrible! the counselors dont care about you even if they make it seem like they do.MVHS is bad dontsedn your kids here.If we forget our id we wait outside even if its snowing!.NO COMPASION IN THIS SCHOOL!

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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
I am the proud parent of a studnet of this school. The school is great and rich in culture. It offers a wide variety of programs. The teachers are very dedicated. My son plays basketball and footbal, his coaches are positive role models in his life. I love this school. I would not send my son to any other high school, even if they paid me.

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December 22, 2007
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October 20, 2007
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January 29, 2007
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October 24, 2006
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September 14, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2006
Teachers in Mt. Vernon H.S are very dedicated and committed to students' learning. They are very caring and take extra mile to help students to achieve the academic excellence

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May 17, 2006
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May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
no rating January 27, 2006
mount vernon high school is a very nice and intelligent high school. it is well discipline and well manners it as a good staff and student body. the students can be a little rough headed sometimes but they are just kids.

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October 26, 2005
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September 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2005
I Think Mount Vernon High School is very un organized and some of the teachers have no sense

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
This is a really, different school, but it does have its up count.

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July 29, 2005
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June 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2005
This school is like a prison for my daughter. Metal detectors, security lines, and you can hardly get into the restrooms during lunch hour. If you forget your identification, they make the students wait outside for hours no matter what the weather. This school is only good for its wide-ranging courses and great teachers.

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April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 13, 2004
I graduated 3 years ago. MVHS is a great building. The upkeep of which has fallen-what reasons surround this are varied, but include principal corruption (a matter settled-the school is still recovering). Yet, this is not to say the building is not good-but that it could be so much more. Teaching ability is as good as anywhere else. Many teachers have been there for 20-30 years. The current scaling back of AP classes and what it may spell for current students is disquieting. Success at MVHS takes being a savvy student who may utilize all of its resources. The school Orchestra is of particular concern as it doesn t' exist (last I heard). Included in MVHS's great features is a private field where students may practice team sports (you won t find that in the city!). MVHS needs the participation of more students willing to utilize these resources!

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August 19, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2003
I just graduated from MVHS in 2003 and as a student of the school for all for years, I've seen it go through a lot of changes. MVHS has a bad rep -- one that it really doesn't deserve. Every school has its issues; ours just seem to be publicized more. But one thing I know for sure is that if the student does what the student is supposed to do, no matter what happens they'll enjoy their high school career.

- submitted by a former student
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Mount Vernon High School
100 California Rd, Mount Vernon, NY  10552
(914) 665-5300
Last modified Mount Vernon High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Vernon High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top