Mount Vernon school information

IndexMount VernonWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores37%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio33:120:116:1
Total public schools131,99179,221
Total private schools454824,874
Total post-secondary schools21477,963
The Mount Vernon, WA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Mount Vernon public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 23% lower than than the Washington average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mount Vernon public schools is 33:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.9% have completed high school, 21.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mount Vernon are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Mount Vernon.
  • 78.3% of people in Mount Vernon have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.9% of people in Mount Vernon have completed high school.
  • 21.4% of people in Mount Vernon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mount Vernon

IndexMount VernonWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade78.3%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school75.9%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.6%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.4%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters6.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Mount Vernon (high school & post-secondary)

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Big Lake, WA1,90467%36%
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Edison, WA13557%15%
Oak Harbor, WA22,54453%8%
Mount Vernon, WA33,38837%24%

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Goshen, IN33,38564%31%
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Mount Vernon, WA33,38837%24%
Source: The Mount Vernon, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.