School Details

Mt Vernon High School

8112 North 200 West, Fortville, IN 46040
(317) 485-3131
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1119 students 17 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
85%
70%
81%
81%
48%
91%
91%
76%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt Vernon Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mt Vernon High School is a public high school. The principal of Mt Vernon High School is Mr Bernard Campbell. 1,119 children attend Mt Vernon High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.8% of the Mt Vernon High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 1,119 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mt Vernon High School is 17:1. Hamilton Southeastern High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 25%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 0.9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school on earth I when here for 7 years I have a learning disability and I received great help from the resource department here! I had to move a new school (New Palestine High School) because money issues. At New Palestine High School or any other csc of southern Hancock schools They don't care they don't even try to help! Go to Mt.vernon DONT very send you kids to New Palestine! GO MURADERS!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    This schools has been the best of my life. I will remember it my whole life.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school does not do anything when it comes to harassment of student on student.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently have 2 children in mt v . We moved here 6 years ago from a smaller school and have seen ups and downs my oldest is very well behaved kid but struggles academically at times I loved the tutoring help the school use to offer before budget cuts it was a real help I love the middle school and that they honor more than just academics behavior too.. I was going to send my 2nd child to another school but when it came down to it I felt so much safer here than there. I love the online system so I can track their grades. I have encountered many teachers most of them are good I can only recall 2 that I think are just putting time in but I have also had many exceptional teachers that I think have really cared for my child. The verdict is still out for the administration (superintendent) seems political but loved Mr. P and Mrs. B as principals. If you have a natural athlete played for mt v in your days and are in to politics you will get into the sports here but if you have a "Rudy" with heart that understands sports but small or akward kiss your hopes of keeping him involved in school athletics good bye! 5 stars for caring staff and safety. 0 for athletics.& $ handling

  • (3 years ago)

    Just ok. Not above and beyond. Even in honors classes students are more about grades and learning. AP classes are considered "hard" but as someone who's also attended a school where AP classes can be taken all 4 years (not just junior and senior year) and you don't take easy classes to "lighten your course load" I think the teachers just give tons of pointless work. Quantity rather than quality. Look at the AP Calc teacher the AP Bio class. The teachers just don't know the right way to prepare the students and the students don't know when to study. They still get A's if they work but I don't think they are being trained to get ready for college to study not just for a final but for quizzes and tests and just for the sake of learning. Not a good atmosphere.

  • (4 years ago)

    Choose another school if you have a choice. Principal is a typical politician. Teachers will never contact you either by phone or email if your child is not doing well in a subject. School is being remodeled and at the same time charging to rent the books! The coaches are the only bright spot in this school...they do a very good job.

  • (5 years ago)

    it is a wonderful school system and teachers are terrific and caring

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very awesome i come from long line of out f the way schools and many times even though they were smaller than mt. Vernon none of the teachers acted like they cared at all. For anyone this school is awesome and is the best schol u will find around indiana if you want your kids to fel like someone cares about them at school.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are several 4 star schools in this system. The Mt. Vernon Elem. just got a grant to get the entire 2nd grade laptops! Mt. Comfort elem. prinicipal was the prinicipal of the year for the nation the teachers from pre K to Senior truly care as well as the support staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of three boys at Mt Vernon.. I moved here from Franklin IN .. and the schools are a godsend. If your thinking about moving to the area I recommend it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My oldest son is in the high school and we have a boy in the middle school. The programs teachers and guidance is excellent. A special thanks to mr. Price especially.

  • (10 years ago)

    My Daughter is in the high school and my son is in the intermediate school. We are very happy with the level of comitment of the teachers and staff. This school is still small enough that each and every child is important. It is far enough away from indianapolis that it still has a small town fell. ***** from me! 11/06/04 JPB of Fortville.

  • (10 years ago)

    Mount Vernon High School provides students with various extracurricular activities including sports newspaper and band. A majority of the student body is involved in some activity and the staff is always willing to help with activities. As an advanced student I find that not all of the classes are quite challenging enough but there are a few teachers that make a difference. The clearly educated teachers are a blessing. The student body is ever-more diverse with students of different cultures and ethnicities but we are mainly a farming community. Our school is located in the middle of cornfields. It is comforting to recognize students as I walk down our halls. Fellowship is high at Mt. Vernon. All I have left to say is 'Go Marauders!'

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