Mount Vernon school information

IndexMount VernonIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores23%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:118:116:1
Total public schools143,93879,221
Total private schools31,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Mount Vernon, IL educational system consists of 14 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Mount Vernon public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 28% lower than than the Illinois average and 54% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mount Vernon public schools is 13:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.5% have completed high school, 18.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Mount Vernon are 54% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Mount Vernon.
  • 83.2% of people in Mount Vernon have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.5% of people in Mount Vernon have completed high school.
  • 18.1% of people in Mount Vernon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mount Vernon

IndexMount VernonIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade83.2%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school80.5%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college55.0%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.3%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters8.1%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Mount Vernon, IL 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.