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Mount Vernon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1406 students

 

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2012:
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Posted 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!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
16%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
72%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

319 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
22%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
83%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
52%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%

Chemistry

All Students39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%

Earth Science

All Students29%
Students with disabilities11%
General population32%

English

All Students46%
Students with disabilities11%
General population52%

Geometry

All Students20%
Students with disabilities12%
General population21%

Global History and Geography

All Students48%
Students with disabilities11%
General population53%

Integrated Algebra

All Students30%
Students with disabilities19%
General population31%

Living Environment

All Students41%
Students with disabilities16%
General population43%

Physics

All Students35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students33%
Students with disabilities19%
General population35%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 19%
Hispanic 15% 23%
White 3% 48%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. RONALD GONZALEZ

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100 California Rd
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
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Phone: (914) 665-5300

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