Mount Vernon High School

100 California Rd

Mount Vernon, NY 10552-1499

Tel: (914)665-5300
Grades: 9-12

1,406 students

Mount Vernon High School serves 1,406 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Mount Vernon High School operates within the Mount Vernon School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1406 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,406 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Mount Vernon High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Mount Vernon High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Asian
1%
8%
Hispanic
15%
23%
Black
79%
19%
White
3%
48%
All Ethnic Groups Mount Vernon High School Sch Ethnicity Mount Vernon High School Sta 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.
0.36 0.35
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.
60%
42%
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.
9%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,676 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Mount Vernon School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
3
Number of Students Managed 8,676 1,324
Graduation Rate 60% 86%
Mount Vernon   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $208 MM $29 MM
Mount Vernon   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $194 MM $29 MM
Mount Vernon   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,473 $21,692
Mount Vernon   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $20,882 $21,514
Mount Vernon   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bronxville High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Amani Public Charter School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Traphagen School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mount VernonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Traphagen School
    72 Lexington Ave
    Mount VernonNY 10552
    (914)665-5060
    0.5 mi | 295 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Mount VernonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Pennington School
    20 Fairway Ave
    Mount VernonNY 10552
    (914)665-5105
    0.6 mi | 293 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Mount VernonHolmes School
    195 North Columbus Ave
    Mount VernonNY 10553
    (914)665-5110
    0.8 mi | 360 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • Mt VernonAmani Public Charter School
    Charter School
    261 East Lincoln Ave
    Mt VernonNY 10552
    (914)668-6450
    Charter School

    0.8 mi | 82 students | Gr. 5                      
  • PelhamHutchinson School
    301 3rd Ave
    PelhamNY 10803
    (914)738-3640
    0.8 mi | 373 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Mount Vernon, NY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.21, which is lower than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school in Mount Vernon is Pennington School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.