Mount Vernon High School

Mount Vernon High School serves 1,889 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Mount Vernon High School operates within the Fairfax County Public s School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1889 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,889 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 140 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 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Mount Vernon High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
6%
Hispanic
35%
12%
Black
29%
25%
White
22%
53%
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.
0.74 0.41
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.
33%
32%
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.
11%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 178,603 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Fairfax County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
194
8
Number of Students Managed 178,603 3,801
Fairfax County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 77%
Fairfax County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,371 MM $43 MM
Fairfax County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,490 MM $42 MM
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,028 $11,282
Fairfax County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,732 $11,065
Fairfax County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • AlexandriaRiverside Elementary School
    8410 Old Mount Vernon Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)799-6000
    0.3 mi | 677 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AlexandriaWoodley Hills Elementary School
    8718 Old Mt Vernon Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)799-2000
    0.5 mi | 689 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AlexandriaMount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    4015 Fielding St
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)619-2800
    1.2 mi | 566 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • AlexandriaWhitman Middle School
    2500 Parkers Ln
    AlexandriaVA 22306
    (703)660-2400
    1.3 mi | 1028 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • AlexandriaStratford Landing Elementary School
    8484 Riverside Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22308
    (703)619-3600
    1.3 mi | 825 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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  • Recommended May 16, 2011 - Academic Programs are not the greatest. The staff has an I don't care attitude. The Principal tells students to drop out of school. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Alexandria, VA 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 0.24, which is lower than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Alexandria is Franconia Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.