School Details

Mount Vernon Elementary School

4844 Jim Hood Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 983-1759
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 638 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

91%
80%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hall County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mount Vernon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gainesville. The principal of Mount Vernon Elementary School is Connie Daniels, who can be contacted at connie.daniels@hallco.org. 638 students go to Mount Vernon Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Mount Vernon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 638 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 33% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mount Vernon Elementary School is 16:1. Wauka Mountain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 53%
Hispanic 7% 38%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Multiracial 0.5% 2%
Asian 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 59%
Limited English proficiency 3% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 39% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! My children love to attend Mount Vernon. Everyone is so nice and really cares about the kids!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. All of the teachers push the students and they don't back down. The principal is amazing and loves to interact with the kids. All of the teachers love on the students like they are their own children.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are beyond happy with Mount Vernon Elementary school! The teachers and admin staff are caring go above and beyond and dedicated to their students. They are providing a solid foundation for a wonderful education. I can't imagine being anywhere else!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Sadly a lot of the information about this school on this website is out of date (2006-2007). We relocated our family in 2007 due to my husband's employment and we were sorely misled about this school district. The teaching staff at MV is either dedicated or highly unprofessional with the latter being the majority. On many occasions I would walk my youngest in only to see a classroom full of children with a missing 1st grade teacher who would walk in 15 minutes late. We mentioned it to the both the principal and asst. principal but it never was addressed. During parent teacher conferences one of my child's teachers was unable to tell me my child's current reading level why test grades (taken weeks before) were missing etc. She said she hadn't had a chance to catch up on things because of her kitchen renovation. In short do not move here and expect a solid education for your children. By 2011 six families in our neighborhood had either moved back to greater Atlanta (where the districts are better) switched to a private school in Gainesville or were being homeschooled.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our grandson has been at MVES since first grade and will be in the fifth grade this next year....a senior. This has been a great experience for him. As in any school there will always be a bully the situation that involved our grandson was quickly taken care. The teachers are amazing and care for the students. The principal is awesome and works hard for everyone. From the Principal to the janitor this school rates a five star and we are anxious to be threr for our grandson's graduating class.

  • (3 years ago)

    I had one child here K-5 and I have my second child now getting ready to enter 3rd grade so I have 7 years of working with this school and I have no complaints whatsoever. I am NOT a "highclass" parent and both of my children have had positive experiences with this school. ALL of our teachers have been amazing and helpful and seemed excited to be there. I've only met the principal and couple of times but she seems fine. I hope that this becomming a charter school will only help and not harm what Mt Vernon is. I look froward to seeing what the future hold for us here at this precious school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son had his first year in Elementary School here and we couldn't be more pleased. The teacher's here seem to love their jobs and are truely dedicated to helping these kids learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has some of the best teachers in the state of GA!!!! They are passionate about teaching our kids not only from a educational standpoint but also about life lessons

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school the first year it opened. Now my child is a student here. Over all it is average my child has had issues with a bully several times. The school does tend to give its all to the 'higher class' students and tends to let others to struggle. I would like to see more effort put in to keep things equal among all students. If your child lacks self esteam do not even consider this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i worked with this school for 8 years as sub and after school worker i loved my kids and teachers was very helpful with my kids which is grown now and i no longer work because of disably now but i love the smiles from the kids and watching them grow up ..iam greatful to have worked here and to love the kids...mrs ivey..

  • (7 years ago)

    We started at Mount Vernon Last year. I was excited when I saw that the teacher's would spend so much one on one time with the students. My son's teacher could tell me things about him that I didn't know. Wow! The principal the students are awesome and I totally agree with the manners issue. That is something that is very important to me and I have found some terrific kids with great ethics throughout the entire school. You cannot be disappointed here!

  • (9 years ago)

    Before moving to Gainesville in August 2004 we were unaware of the true quality in which lies in the Hall County School System. We moved from Savannah where our daughter was in a private school and wanted to have the same style learning environment for her after the move. We utilized this website to narrow down our search for a school district to purchase our home. We found out really quickly what a great choice we made. After two months in this great public school our daughter was ahead of her previous classroom work in Savannah. We have been thrilled with the amount of parental involvement and the 'family' environment created. The children are learning more than school work. They are learning moral values such as manners and it is evident of this walking down the hall. The environment is open and inviting. We love it and will never change!

  • (10 years ago)

    I worked for the Hall County YMCA After-School Program at Mt. Vernon. I was very impressed with administration teachers and the custodian staff. The students seemed to always being smiling in the hall and that says a lot about a school. Many different extra curricular programs were also offered to the students. I have only heard great things about Mt. Vernon from the parents. I would recommend this school completely.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to this school and I loved this school. the teachers really cared and helped me through out the years that I went to Mount Vernon. In 3rd Grade I found out that I had ADD if it wasn't for this school I would never be where I'm at now!

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