Three Mt. Vernon schools received "A" ratings from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2013 school year. The "A" - "F" rating model is based on student performance standards. Mt. Vernon High School, Fortville Elementary and Mt. Comfort Elementary all are proud of their "A" rating recognizing student growth.
The student standards that are part of the "grading" system include student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness as measures of success.
Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, the State Board of Education adopted the use of a new methodology for determining a school or corporation's grade, A-F.