The U.S. News & World Report ranked Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) as #28 in the state (out of 420 Indiana high schools) and #1,987 in the nation (out of 28,561 U.S. public high schools). This is the third year in a row for MVHS to rank within the top 30 in Indiana. The Marauders were one of 46 schools in Indiana that received a silver award. See the full report linked here. MVHS was the highest ranked high school in the county.
MVHS students ranked high on the college readiness index with a 27.7. Part of the criteria factored that 49% of students were tested in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. MVHS also scored high in Algebra Proficiency referencing that 68% of students were proficient. English also scored high with 80% proficient.
The 2013-2014 MVHS data that was used indicated that the MVHS student body makeup was 50% male and 50% female. The total enrollment was 1,135 with 16% minority enrollment and 23% economically disadvantaged. There were 55 teachers that serve the student body in 2013-2014.
The methodology in ranking the schools collected data from the nation’s state departments of education, and used public high schools that had 12th grade enrollment of 15 or greater, or sufficient enrollment in other high school grades during the 2013-2014 school year. The Common Core of Data, College Board (particularly for the AP test data), International Baccalaureate data, and the statewide accountability proficiency test results were used as measurements for school data.
A four-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first three steps ensure that the schools serve all of their students well. If schools made it past the first three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree schools prepare students for college-level work.
- The first step determined whether each school's students were performing better than statistically expected for students in that state.
- For schools passing the first step, the second step assessed whether their disadvantaged students were outperforming disadvantaged students in the state.
- U.S. News introduced a new step three for the 2016 rankings. Schools now have to meet or exceed a basic benchmark for their graduation rate.
- Schools that made it through the first three steps became eligible to be judged nationally on college-readiness performance using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.
Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation is proud to share the success of Mt. Vernon High School's students, staff and leadership. Mt. Vernon High School has also been named a four-star school for the last four years in a row!