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Mt Vernon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 508 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say! Mt. Vernon is a wonderful, structured school. The teachers are a dream!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

I love this school. A ton of structure and positive reinforcement. Great supervision! A welcoming, warm environment! Love the uniforms too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I don't like the uniforms,they're starting to get expensive and my daughter has a hard time finding them in the morning.Not only that,but in her fourth grade class there is one boy who the first day he came to the school said,"croch" and he also said"shut",he almost told her to shut up they need to do something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I cannot believe the quality of Mt. Vernon. It blows my mind. The children educated in this establishment are not only well prepared for life, but have the corner stone of success laid out in front of them. Their uniform policy serves as a great equalizer. The teachers, especially those in the 4th grade team, care deeply about each child they teach. I am impressed with everything about this school!


Posted February 26, 2010

This is the worse school my children have ever attended. Their self manager program is harmful to the not ideal student and demoralizing to their character. The Uh-oh program for looking at a rock on the program or not coming fast enough when a teacher called you is ridiculous. Maybe work on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives and trying to mold everyone to your perfect child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

unbelievable, caring, sensitive attention from staff, and especially the principal, who is world class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Teachers are caring and good with the kids. They have a special class for children that need extra help and they use the SMART program. The children who act as crossing guards are cute and diligent about their job.


Posted October 1, 2007

I can't believe that my grandson can read after one year in kindergarten. Very impressive!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

The dedication that the principal, teachers and staff give to the children is amazing. They make a true attempt to reach every child in that school. I love the uniform policy and it does make a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

My daughter is in 5th grade here. She thrives in the uniform required, highly structured environment. She happens to like clear rules. I like that they have a behavior standard. They dont allow slang in speech or even on the playground. I am disappointed that the curriculum has been all about the 'No Child Left Behind' mandate. This means they really only teach math and reading. No sciences or social studies until 5th grade for her. The principal is workable. Bingo night is a blast!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

Mt. Vernon is an incredible school. The teachers, staff and principal are dedicated to their students. The atmosphere is positive. My children have excelled in all areas. The reading program is strong and there is great parent involvement. If you, as a parent, do your part, your child will be successful at this school. I am lucky to have my children at Mt. Vernon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

The teaching quality was ok. I am not impressed. My child is still trying to add and is in grade 2. last teacher only really taught them English and neglected the sciences.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners10%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation50%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial63%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation17%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation14%

Reading

All Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation36%

Science

All Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation23%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 65%
Hispanic 27% 21%
Two or more races 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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