The Mount Vernon High School has been accepted by the prestigious International Baccalaureate® (IB) Organization and will now be designated with international recognition as an IB World School. MVHS joins more than 5,000 schools worldwide that are considered to have unique academic rigor and emphasize students’ personal development.
Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton was recognized in a recent article published by District Administration, a publication delivering cutting-edge coverage of educational leadership, technology, news, curriculum, and policy finance to district-level K-12 school leaders across the country. In the article, Dr. Hamilton was applauded for his work in reviving a struggling school district since taking the helm in 2014 and executing his 20/20 Vision for improvement.
Ahmad Davis-Warner, a recent graduate of The Mount Vernon High School, has been awarded a generous academic scholarship to play football at the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport that covers nearly all expenses related to tuition, room, and board. Davis-Warner will pursue degrees in business and sports management at the university.
Ashanti Palmer, a graduating senior at Nellie A. Thornton High School and the Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program, is the school’s valedictorian for the Class of 2020. She has also achieved perfect attendance for the entirety of her educational experience in the Mount Vernon City School District, beginning in Pre-K and culminating in this, her senior year of high school.
Visit our photo galleries of The Mount Vernon High School and Nellie A. Thornton High School graduations --- more than 500 photos!!
Dear Rebecca Turner Elementary School Families and Community,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! This school year will bring new challenges, learning experiences, and accomplishments for our school community.
I am pleased to inform you that the New York State Education Department has named Rebecca Turner School a Recognition School (a high achieving school)! This reassures that our school initiatives are moving our students and school community in the right direction.
The theme for this school year is “Elevate: Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” The instructional program for the 2019-2020 school year will focus on the following areas to support our efforts in closing the achievement gap:
Team leadership, collaborative planning, data-driven decision making, and research-based strategies for increasing student achievement are at the forefront of our goals and objectives for the 2019-2020 school year. The progress towards achieving these goals will be communicated quarterly in the Eagle Newsletter for parents and community members.
I look forward to another positive and productive school year with the staff, students, families, and community of Rebecca Turner Elementary School……home of the soaring eagles!