Mount Vernon High School

  • Mount Vernon High School serves 2,011 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
  • Mount Vernon High School operates within the Fairfax County School District.
  • Fairfax County School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2011 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,011 students
Mount Vernon High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Mount Vernon High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 158 teachers
Mount Vernon High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by Grade Mount Vernon High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Mount Vernon High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
6%
6%
Mount Vernon High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
39%
14%
Mount Vernon High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
30%
23%
Mount Vernon High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
21%
51%
Mount Vernon High School White Students (1995-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Mount Vernon High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2012)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Mount Vernon High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Mount Vernon High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.72 0.42
Mount Vernon High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
38%
34%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
13%
6%
Mount Vernon High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairfax County School District's student population of 185,509 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,039 is higher than the state average of $11,380. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,526 is higher than the state average of $11,077. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Fairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
218
4
Number of Students Managed 185,509 3,627
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 92% 79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,575 MM $41 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,848 MM $40 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,039 $11,380
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,526 $11,077
Fairfax County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  5/16/2011
Academic Programs are not the greatest. The staff has an I don't care attitude. The Principal tells students to drop out of school.
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