MVHS Named a "Best High School" by U.S. News & World Report

MVHS Named Best High School 2020

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) in the top tier of the national high school rankings, specifically #17 in the central region and #64 in Indiana.  Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates, and how well the schools’ students are prepared for college. The U.S. News ranked approximately 17,790 public high schools in the nation. 

Mt. Vernon High School Principal, Mr. Casey Dodd, shared, “"We are extremely proud to receive this accolade as it represents all the hard work and dedication that our students and staff put in to ensure our graduates are ready for their next step after finishing their time at MVHS."

MVHS Students ranked high on the college readiness index with a 31.1.  The college readiness index rank is based on the proportions of seniors who took and passed at least one AP exam.  The index factored a 63% passing rate out of the 43% of seniors who took an AP exam.  This placed MVHS in the 80th percentile, nationally. 

The MVHS data that was used indicated that the MVHS student body makeup was 50% male and 50% female.  The total enrollment was 1,283 with 19% minority enrollment and 22% economically disadvantaged.  There were 65 full-time teachers at Mt. Vernon High School during the 2017-2018 school year.  

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 2017-2018 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.

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!  

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