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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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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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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What we’re tweeting


Hey folks – make sure you tune in to @ESPN 2 tomorrow night to catch @upsideash (MV Alum) competing in the 2023 college 3-point contest (with 1 ACL).

Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm

Read the Journal entry, “March 29, 2023 Make Each Day Count”, on Butch’s CaringBridge Site. Follow this link to read the Journal entry:

Beauty and the Beast update from Gina: shirt orders (and payment) need to be in my hand by NOON FRIDAY so she can place the order on her end before the weekend. Thanks.

Question for coaches that are using “truck stick” (momentum) as a measurement to show how important speed and size are:

Do you think that max velocity is the best way to show this KPI?


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Latest News

School Board News Brief

The regular monthly meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School District School was held on March 8, 2023.  The following…

Robotics Wins State!

MV Vex Robotics competed in our Iowa State Vex Robotics VRC tournament. Our first-year middle school program took 3rd place…

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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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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.


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.


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


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