Mount Vernon High School

Mount Vernon High School serves 2,019 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Mount Vernon High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
Fairfax County School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 2019 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 152 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,019 students
Mount Vernon High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mount Vernon High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 152 teachers
Mount Vernon High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Mount Vernon High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Mount Vernon High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
6%
6%
Mount Vernon High School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
37%
13%
Mount Vernon High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
31%
23%
Mount Vernon High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
22%
52%
Mount Vernon High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Mount Vernon High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.66
Mount Vernon High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
39%
33%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
6%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Fairfax County School District's student population of 183,417 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,671 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Fairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
218
4
Number of Students Managed 183,417 3,815
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 92% 79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,351 MM n/a
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $2,387 MM n/a
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,671 n/a
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,883 n/a
Fairfax County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Bryant Alternative High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Whitman Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riverside Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • AlexandriaRiverside Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 734 students
    0.3 miles
    8410 Old Mount Vernon Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)799-6000
    0.3PK-6734
  • AlexandriaWoodley Hills Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 735 students
    0.5 miles
    8718 Old Mt Vernon Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)799-2000
    0.5PK-6735
  • AlexandriaMount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 680 students
    1.2 miles
    4015 Fielding St
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)619-2800
    1.2PK-6680
  • AlexandriaStratford Landing Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 902 students
    1.3 miles
    8484 Riverside Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22308
    (703)619-3600
    1.3PK-6902
  • AlexandriaWashington Mill Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-6 | 663 students
    1.3 miles
    9100 Cherrytree Dr
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)619-2500
    1.3PK-6663

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Academic Programs are not the greatest. The staff has an I don't care attitude. The Principal tells students to drop out of school.
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