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
Mount Vernon High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 140 teachers
Mount Vernon High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 0.64. 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 (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
6%
Mount Vernon High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
35%
12%
Mount Vernon High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
29%
25%
Mount Vernon High School Black (1993-2012)
White
22%
53%
Mount Vernon High School White (1993-2012)
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 0.64
Mount Vernon High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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
6
Number of Students Managed 178,603 3,669
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: 2012 (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
  • Alexandria Riverside Elementary School
    8410 Old Mount Vernon Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22309
    (703)799-6000
    0.3  mi  |  677  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Woodley Hills Elementary School
    8718 Old Mt Vernon Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22309
    (703)799-2000
    0.5  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    4015 Fielding St
    Alexandria , VA , 22309
    (703)619-2800
    1.2  mi  |  566  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Whitman Middle School
    2500 Parkers Ln
    Alexandria , VA , 22306
    (703)660-2400
    1.3  mi  |  1028  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Alexandria Stratford Landing Elementary School
    8484 Riverside Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 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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