Mt Vernon Alternative School

Tel: (618)244-8040
Grades: 6-12

37 students

Mt Vernon Alternative School serves 37 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Mt Vernon Alternative School operates within the Hamilton/jefferson Roe School District.

Overview

The student population of 37 students has declined by 24% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 700% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 37 students
Mt Vernon Alternative School Total Students (1999-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Mt Vernon Alternative School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2013)
Students by Grade Mt Vernon Alternative School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1 13:1
Mt Vernon Alternative School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
Black
24%
19%
Mt Vernon Alternative School Black (1999-2013)
White
68%
50%
Mt Vernon Alternative School White (1999-2013)
Two or more races
8%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Mt Vernon Alternative School Sch Ethnicity
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.
0.48 0.30
Mt Vernon Alternative School Diversity Score (1999-2013)
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.
78%
45%
Mt Vernon Alternative School Eligible for Free Lunch (2012-2013)
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.
n/a 6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 43 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Hamilton/jefferson Roe School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 43 932
Hamilton/jefferson Roe School District Number of Students Managed (1999-2008)
District Total Revenue n/a $10 MM
District Spending n/a $10 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $10,546
District Spending / Student n/a $10,416
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mount Vernon High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Zadok Casey Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oakland Education Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mount VernonZadok Casey Middle School
    1829 Broadway St
    Mount VernonIL 62864
    (618)244-8060
    0.1 mi | 442 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Mount VernonOakland Education Center
    Special Education School
    1722 Oakland Ave
    Mount VernonIL 62864
    (618)244-5720
    Special Education School

    0.6 mi | 7 students | Gr. 2-8                      
  • Mount VernonMount Vernon High School
    320 South 7th St
    Mount VernonIL 62864
    (618)246-5914
    0.6 mi | 1256 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Mount VernonMt Vernon Area Vocational Center
    Vocational School
    320 South 7th St
    Mount VernonIL 62864
    (618)246-5602
    Vocational School

    0.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. 11-12                      
  • Mount VernonBenjamin Franklin Early Education Center
    500 Harrison St
    Mount VernonIL 62864
    (618)244-8087
    0.8 mi | 340 students | Gr. PK                      

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  • Recommended September 09, 2014 - My Name Is Dante Moore. I Am a 19 year Old Senior From Chicago. I Have 18 Credits And I'm looking Foward To Graduating This School Year. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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