Mount Vernon Elementary School

2601 Commonwealth Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Mount Vernon Elementary School serves 935 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mount Vernon Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Mount Vernon Elementary School's student population of 935 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students935 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

Mount Vernon Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mount Vernon Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1701 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
58%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
57%
16%
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Black
6%
22%
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White
32%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.570.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlexandria City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mount Vernon Elementary School is T.c. Williams High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George Washington Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alexandria Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 426 students
    0.6 miles
    3600 Commonwealth Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22305
    (703) 706-4420
    0.6 PK-5 426
  • Alexandria George Mason Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 575 students
    0.7 miles
    2601 Cameron Mills Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    (703) 706-4470
    0.7 PK-5 575
  • Alexandria George Washington Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,383 student
    0.9 miles
    1005 Mount Vernon Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22301
    (703) 706-4500
    0.9 6-8 1,383
  • Alexandria Maury Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
    1.1 miles
    600 Russell Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22301
    (703) 706-4440
    1.1 PK-5 429
  • Alexandria Charles Barrett Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 503 students
    1.3 miles
    1115 Martha Custis Dr
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    (703) 824-6960
    1.3 PK-5 503

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