Mount Vernon school information

IndexMount VernonNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores28%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools184,06079,221
Total private schools91,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools14837,963
The Mount Vernon, NY educational system consists of 18 public schools, 9 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Mount Vernon public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 42% lower than than the New York average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mount Vernon public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.8% have completed high school, 29.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mount Vernon are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Mount Vernon.
  • 82.4% of people in Mount Vernon have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in Mount Vernon have completed high school.
  • 29.1% of people in Mount Vernon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mount Vernon

IndexMount VernonNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade82.4%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school80.8%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college55.9%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.8%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.1%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters11.5%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

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

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Mount Vernon, NY68,21728%43%

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Mount Vernon, NY68,21728%43%
Source: The Mount Vernon, NY 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.