Mount Vernon High School

8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd
Alexandria, VA 22309
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,968 students in grades 9-12, Mount Vernon High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 69%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,968 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in VA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mount Vernon High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Mount Vernon High School's student population of 1,968 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 162 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,968 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
162 teachers
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School Rankings

Mount Vernon High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mount Vernon High School is 0.66, 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.
This School
State Level (VA)
#1285 out of 1792 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
42%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mount Vernon High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
(20-21)
59%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mount Vernon High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Virginia by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
51%
18%
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Black
23%
22%
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White
17%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
7%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
This chart display the diversity score of Mount Vernon High School and the public school average diversity score of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Mount Vernon High School and public school graduation rate of Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mount Vernon High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mount Vernon High School's ranking?
Mount Vernon High School is ranked #1285 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Mount Vernon High School often compared to?
Mount Vernon High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hayfield Secondary by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mount Vernon High School?
The graduation rate of Mount Vernon High School is 86%, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 89%.
How many students attend Mount Vernon High School?
1,968 students attend Mount Vernon High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Mount Vernon High School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 17% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mount Vernon High School?
Mount Vernon High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mount Vernon High School offer ?
Mount Vernon High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mount Vernon High School part of?
Mount Vernon High School is part of Fairfax Co PBLC Schs School District.

School Reviews

5   5/23/2022
Excellent school with amazing teachers and staff. The student population is very diverse and a wonderful variety of students from all over.
- Posted by Parent - Mom
2   2/10/2020
Mount Vernon High School does not really care about their students. They really don't have a good support system.
- Posted by Parent - Lisa
5   2/26/2018
Great place for kids. Don't believe the negativity.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Love the Majors
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.
- Posted by Parent - SdzMo

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,968 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 86% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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