Mount Vernon school information

IndexMount VernonIowaNational
Average Test Scores90%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools31,10179,221
Total private schoolsn/a20824,874
Total post-secondary schools1967,963
The Mount Vernon, IA educational system consists of 3 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Mount Vernon public schools have average test scores of 90% which is 16% higher than than the Iowa average and 83% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mount Vernon public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Iowa and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 98.2% have completed high school, 65.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mount Vernon are 83% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Mount Vernon.
  • 98.5% of people in Mount Vernon have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.2% of people in Mount Vernon have completed high school.
  • 65.8% of people in Mount Vernon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mount Vernon

IndexMount VernonIowaNational
Completed 8th grade98.5%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school98.2%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college90.2%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree74.0%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors65.8%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters25.8%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.1%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate6.9%1.1%1.3%

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

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Mount Vernon, IA4,48790%83%
Source: The Mount Vernon, IA 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.