We have been a Vernon family for 4 years. My son, who is a 3rd grader, absolutely loves the teachers and staff at Vernon. He wakes up excited to go to school. We recommend our neighborhood to anyone who asks. Our PTA is very involved and this year we have over 100 members. Vernon may have had a bad reputation for a few years but I KNOW that bad rep is going away with this new administration. I invite you to see for yourself why so many families LOVE VERNON! GO OWLS
Thank you Ben Keefer and Brad Parker for coming into Vernon with positive attitudes and open minds! You are turning Vernon around one student at a time. Your IB mission for our school is exciting and we are so happy to have you on board.
Vernon has had a terrible reputation over the years. We are one of the highest transfer out school in all of PPS. We want to live in our neighborhood but don't want to send their kids to the school. The parents love and support of Vernon definitely shines through to our kids! my kid LOVEs Vernon
I had very good teachers, when I attended. I graduated 8th grade with a 3.5 GPA,in 1973, after spending all 8 grades there. Did High School with 3.7 GPA, and years later Got an Associates Degree from ITT Technical Institute, also with a 3.7 GPA. The teachers must have done something right.
Vernon is now a K-8 International Baccalaureate (IB) school with a fantastic primary and middle year programs. The community at this school is extraordinary. We love going to the neighborhood school and enjoying all that this option has to offer. Our kids friends live right around the corner, we walk or bike to school, and feel the connection whenever we are out in the neighborhood. The teachers are committed to our kids and they have thrived. There is Mandarin, Spanish, chorus, field trips, drumming, outdoor garden program, and we are building a new fancy outdoor classroom. The PTA is motivated, involved, and enthusiastic supporting Art , Music, and STEAM programs. Our kids benefit from Vernons diversity and love going to school. Looks like over 16% of the students opted out of state testing this year related to the political opt out movement. The results are invalid and any prospective parent should NOT look at the scores. No public (or private) school is perfect, but we are getting closer at Vernon. I would not hesitate to recommend this great school to anyone. Come to a PTA meeting and check us out.
A large amount of Vernon families are opting out of state testing. Our scores are invalid and should not be used to "rate" our school or students. If you need information about out awesome k-8 international bacculariate school ...Come visit , come to a PTA meeting, talk to parents, teachers, administration. Vernon has a great community.
We have a 1st grader at Vernon and have been very happy with the experience. We weren't sure what to expect because of the low test scores, but are strong believers in attending and supporting neighborhood schools. We have been very pleasantly surprised by the great parent community and strong instruction. My son was reading within 3 months of starting kindergarten and is now reading well ahead of grade level. He is doing great academically and friends are close by for park trips and play dates. The school is doing a good job engaging the nearby business community with event sponsorship to raise money for continued enrichment programming. I just recently volunteered for a project in which the first graders harvested vegetables from the community garden and made soup. It was awesome to see how the outdoor experience really engaged the kids. If you live in the Vernon boundary, I would really encourage you to check out the school and its community beyond just the test scores.
We have two children at the school and have been extremely happy with the quality of the teachers and the academic progress our kids have made. Our kids are engaged, challenged, and love their school. Test scores are low, but what people don't realize is that a large number of Vernon families opt out of taking the tests. Opting out of the tests is so prevalent that the test scores mostly reflect tests taken by a very small number of students. PTA is large, active, and involved. Lots of opportunities for enrichment; including choir, a science fair, Girls On the Run, and more. If you live in the neighborhood, I recommend you send your children to Vernon.
WORST ADMINISTRATION EVER. PRINCIPALS ARE AWFUL TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF. THIS SCHOOL WILL NEVER IMPROVE AS LONG AS THEY ARE THERE. SADLY ITS A GREAT STAFF BUT BEING DESTROYED BY THE EGOS OF THE ADMINISTRATORS. MY CHILD WILL NOT RETURN.