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 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 158 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,011 students
Mount Vernon High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Mount Vernon High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers158 teachers
Mount Vernon High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeMount Vernon High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
Mount Vernon High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
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%
52%
Mount Vernon High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Mount Vernon High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsMount Vernon High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA 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.
0.720.66
Mount Vernon High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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 (1995-2015)
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 (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Fairfax County School District's student population of 176,117 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 83% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,016 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,217 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameFairfax County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
208
4
Number of Students Managed176,1173,627
Fairfax County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate92%79%
Fairfax County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$2,351 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$2,387 MM$42 MM
Fairfax County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,016$10,576
Fairfax County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,217$10,658
Fairfax County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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  • AlexandriaWoodley Hills Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 746 students
    0.5 miles
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    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)799-2000
    0.5PK-6746
  • AlexandriaMount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 693 students
    1.2 miles
    4015 Fielding St
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)619-2800
    1.2PK-6693
  • AlexandriaStratford Landing Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 892 students
    1.3 miles
    8484 Riverside Rd
    AlexandriaVA 22308
    (703)619-3600
    1.3PK-6892
  • AlexandriaWashington Mill Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-6 | 648 students
    1.3 miles
    9100 Cherrytree Dr
    AlexandriaVA 22309
    (703)619-2500
    1.3PK-6648
  • AlexandriaWhitman Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 974 students
    1.3 miles
    2500 Parkers Ln
    AlexandriaVA 22306
    (703)660-2400
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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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