Mount Vernon High School

100 California Rd
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mount Vernon High School serves 1,451 students in grades 8-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Mount Vernon High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Mount Vernon High School's student population of 1,451 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,451 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

Mount Vernon High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mount Vernon High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1032 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
16%
27%
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Black
79%
17%
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White
4%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.350.71
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Graduation Rate
67%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMount Vernon School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mount Vernon High School is Bronxville High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pennington School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Traphagen School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mount Vernon Traphagen School
    Grades: PK-6 | 417 students
    0.5 miles
    72 Lexington Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5060
    0.5 PK-6 417
  • Mount Vernon Pennington School
    Grades: PK-8 | 366 students
    0.6 miles
    20 Fairway Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552
    (914) 665-5105
    0.6 PK-8 366
  • Mount Vernon Amani Public Charter School Charter School
    Grades: 5-8 | 355 students
    0.8 miles
    60 S 3rd Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914) 668-2553
    0.8 5-8 355
  • Mount Vernon Holmes School
    Grades: PK-6 | 394 students
    0.8 miles
    195 N Columbus Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10553
    (914) 665-5110
    0.8 PK-6 394
  • Pelham Hutchinson School
    Grades: K-5 | 371 students
    0.8 miles
    301 3rd Ave
    Pelham, NY 10803
    (914) 738-3640
    0.8 K-5 371

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