Academics

Our students consistently score above state and national averages on state and national academic assessments, and are able to pursue interests in core academic classes as well as classes in the fine and practical arts.

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Arts

The District has exemplary and award-winning programs in band, choir, orchestra, theater, and art, with learning and performances taking place in a state of the art Performing Arts Center.

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Athletics

The Mount Vernon Mustangs consistently excel at high levels in all sports, winning multiple state, district, and conference championships throughout its history.

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Excellence in Academics, Arts & Athletics

Our students thrive in a culture that recognizes that being a well-rounded person is key to their personal growth and development. Many of our students excel in all three arenas, developing life skills and building relationships that will assist them for their lives after school.

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  • — Football: FR-SO vs. Center Point-Urbana (Home)
  • — HS Marching Band Competition (Home)
  • — Cross Country: MS vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Benton Middle School Central DeWitt Clear Creek Amana Middle School Drexler Middle School Iowa City Regina Prairie Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy Tipton Williamsburg Middle School”>Multiple Schools (Home)
  • — Cross Country: MS vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Benton Middle School Central DeWitt Clear Creek Amana Middle School Drexler Middle School Iowa City Regina Prairie Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy Tipton West Liberty Williamsburg Middle School”>Multiple Schools (Home)
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  • — Cross Country: Varsity vs. Bettendorf Central DeWitt Clear Creek Amana Clinton Davenport North Iowa City Liberty Mid-Prairie North Scott Tipton West Liberty Williamsburg Xavier”>Multiple Schools (Away)
  • — Volleyball: 7th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Center Point-Urbana Middle School (Away)
  • — Volleyball: 8th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Center Point-Urbana Middle School (Home)
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  • — Cross Country: MS vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Anamosa Cascade East Buchanan Edgewood-Colesburg Franklin Middle Harding Middle Hillcrest Academy Isaac Newton Christian Academy McKinley STEAM Academy Monticello North Linn Oak Ridge MS Regis/La Salle Roosevelt Middle Springville Taft Middle Vernon Middle School Wilson Middle”>Multiple Schools (Away)
  • — Football: 7th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Benton Community (Away)
  • — Football: 8th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. Benton Community (Home)
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  • — Early Dismissal 1:05 pm (Home)
  • — Volleyball: 7th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. South Tama Middle School (Home)
  • — Volleyball: 8th vs. Mount Vernon Middle School vs. South Tama Middle School (Away)
  • — Volleyball: Freshmen vs. Williamsburg (Home)
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Read @connorspencer__ ‘s story about color guard captain @OlberdingDallas: https://themustangmoon.com/15174/spotlight/dallas-dances-for-the-color-guard/

Tomorrow night at the home football game will be another opportunity to purchase raffle tickets from the Post Prom Committee for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Buccaneers vs. Colts game on November 28.

On Day #18, 2nd Grade students are learning to play Mustang Ball, a variation of ultimate football that can be played on the playground during recess. Coach Pedersen needs to come out and check out some of the arms!

Check out @lilly_krob’s photos of Cross Country from last Thursday! https://themustangmoon.com/15311/sports/cross-country/cross-country-runs-at-cedar-rapids-invitational/

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Fostering growth and confidence as learners and people

Opportunities to Explore

Students in the Mount Vernon Community School District have the opportunity to pursue their interests and passions in a variety of academic programs, while also being able to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities.

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Accomplished Educators

The Mount Vernon Community School District is fortunate to have teachers and staff members who have dedicated several decades in service to our students, while also recruiting talented new teachers and staff members to join a dynamic team.

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A Caring Community

Supporting the social and emotional growth and well-being of our students is as important as their academic growth, and is evident in the positive relationships established between the students and staff.

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POSITIVE CULTURE

100% of the Mount Vernon Community School District recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of all students and staff in all academic and co-curricular areas.

FUTURE FOCUSED

70% of Mount Vernon Community School District students receive college credit prior to graduating from high school, and 87% of our graduates are enrolled in a two or four-year academic or trade program.

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

MANY of Mount Vernon Community School District students work in the community and are engaged in a variety of volunteer and service projects.

INVOLVED STUDENTS

MAJORITY of Mount Vernon Community School District students are involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

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Our students are all in with being proud Mustangs and proud members of the Mount Vernon community, and our staff and community are all in for them!

Dr. Greg Batenhorst