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  • Order your Cap and Gowns Today!

    The online portal to order caps, gowns and tassels is open. Click here to go to the ordering page. You will pick up cap and gowns AT SCHOOL. They will be mailed to the high school and we will have a distribution day. In early June when they come in. All Genders will be wearing the same color. We kept this the same as last year for continuity. The sizing is based on your HEIGHT AND WEIGHT. Please refer to the size chart they have provided and please think about the shoes you are going to wear. Graduation will be an outdoor ceremony on the fields. Please consider footwear choices, which affect your height. This is not the time to wear the highest of heels that you have never worn before and then fall and hurt yourself. Be comfortable walking across the stage on this most important day! If you have questions or concerns. Please email me or message your senior advisors on Schoology.

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  • Exclusive MVHS 2021 Gear is here! Make your purchase here!

    Exclusive MVHS 2021 Gear is here! Make your purchase by filling out a paper order form and bringing it with your cash payment to Ms. Izzo or Ms. Cohen. OR you can now order online and pay via Paypal. (Cash payments must be received in person, but the order can also be made online. All Cash payments will receive a receipt.) See the attached sales sheet for items available and prices.

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  • Join the PTA

    PTAs Benefit Everyone PTA addresses issues that are important to parents and public school administrators. We fight for full funding, quality teachers, and capabilities for schools to thrive. If your school or district does not have a PTA, now is the time. Membership is open to everyone. Your PTA is autonomous but supported by a national structure. It sets its own dues. Harnessing the Power of Volunteers Shrinking budgets. Increasing class sizes. Government mandates. The challenges of delivering quality education are daunting. There is help. It’s the PTA.

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  • Last Chance to Pick Up a District Device @ MVHS

    Last chance to get a district device! March 26th will be the last day of laptop distribution. Students are being provided district devices to allow for uninterrupted access to the district’s digital learning systems and communication with teachers and staff. Click here for more info and to schedule a time to come in to get your device.

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  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS, this Thursday FEB 11th from 6-7:30PM, Join Supt. Dr. Kenneth Hamilton and Social Media Expert Erika Ewing for a discussion on: > THE ABCs OF SOCIAL MEDIA - Virtual Parent Learning Module #7

    Social media and technology have helped bring the world closer as we build our social networks, especially during the pandemic. But, there are dangers that we need to understand and be aware of to keep up with our children. Erika Ewing, a social media expert and social rights advocate, will give an enlightening presentation for parents of students of all ages – from elementary school to high school. She will teach parents about the positives and negatives of using social media platforms and other technologies, such as cell phones for texting.

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  • Parents now have Access to Schoology

    In order to help you support your child in using the district’s learning management system Schoology, we have created a path for you to have your own Schoology account that you can use to monitor your child’s schoolwork. You would set up your account using a browser but then can later access it through the Schoology App. Creating a Schoology account is What Is Schoology? Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected. A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to: ● The classes and groups your child is enrolled in. ● Your child’s upcoming assignments. ● School and class announcements.

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  • Parent Involvement Day February 8th

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District News

  • Board of Education Meeting Notice

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 165 N. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Under Governor Cuomo's Executive Order #202.1 "CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY" we will be hosting the meeting without permitting in-person public access to these meetings. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook and the district website at the prescribed start time. The meeting will also be recorded and available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all public meetings. Due to this meeting's format, questions/comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Questions/comments for the Board of Education meeting may be forwarded to Questions and comments may also be provided by calling (914) 665-5235 (Please leave a message with your comments and questions). Your questions/comments MUST include your full name and contact information. Questions/Comments will be read into the record by the district clerk during the public comment portion of the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. Meeting Agenda

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  • District Maps Out Data-Driven Initiatives to Continue Improvement of Student Achievement

    Mount Vernon School District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton shared plans to continue the dramatic improvement in student achievement over the next five years as part of the Superintendent's Action Plan at a Board of Education meeting recently. The plan features initiatives at all grade levels to: improve the reading levels of students in Pre-K-Grade 3, improve English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency for students in Grades 3-8, and increase the District’s cumulative graduation rate to 80 percent by 2025.

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  • Recently renamed Denzel Washington School of the Arts will graduate first class this year, anticipates expansion to 500 students

    Mount Vernon’s performing and visual arts school has a new iconic name from a native son, will graduate its first class of seniors in June, and will continue its trajectory of growth of students. The Denzel Washington School of the Arts (DWSA) at the Nellie Thornton Campus has a very bright future.

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  • MVCSD Hosting 2021-2022 School Year Budget Presentations

    The Mount Vernon City School District is hosting a set of presentations for the community to review the proposed 2021-2022 school year budget. The presentations are scheduled through May 11th, leading into the vote on the budget referendum on Tuesday, May 18th. They will be streamed LIVE on Facebook and on the District website,

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  • Grades 3-8 return to schools for full-time in-person learning

    Mount Vernon City School District students in grades 3 through 8 were welcomed back to the schools for full-time in-person learning on Tuesday, April 6th. Not only did students in the District’s hybrid in-person and remote learning program begin attending school in the buildings every day, but they were also joined by some students who had been learning remotely full-time as well. Next Monday, April 12th, the District’s three high schools will welcome its students in grades 9-11 to school five days a week, meaning all grades in the District will have returned to full-time in-person learning.

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 

    We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following: 

    1. Academic focus:
      1. After school support is available to ALL students Monday-Thursday 3:00PM – 6:00PM
      2. The marking period ends on January 31, 2019.
      3. Midterm exams begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Midterm exams make up 20% of the marking period grade.
      4. NYS Regents and Common Core Assessments begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
    1. Culture and Climate:
      1. All 9th grade students enter the building through Exit 3.
      2. 10th – 12th grade students enter the building through Exit 1.
      3. All students must have their school issued ID to enter.
      4. 1st period begins promptly at 7:50am. Lateness is unacceptable.
      5. Students are to report directly to each class prepared and on time.
      6. No student should enter any hallway area without a teacher approved pass.
    1. Family & Community Engagement:
      1. Mark your calendars for our PTSA meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2019.
      2. Looking forward, also note that Monday, February 10, 2019 is Parent Involvement Day.
      3. Our parent liaison, Ms. Nair, is available daily in room 10 or can be reached via email at:


     Ronald Gonzalez


     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Tel: 914-665-5300 - Fax: 914-665-5281 

    MVHS Vision

    Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive,  knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities. 


    I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!

    Mission Statement

     Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community.  We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.

    • Mount Vernon High School students will: 
      Demonstrate open-mindedness and critical thinking.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Understand themselves, their heritage and their place in history and the world.
    • Articulate the importance of self-awareness, creativity and reflection.
    • Appreciate others and act responsibly in a global society.
    • Exude ethical values towards people and education.
    • Exemplify the skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary pursuits.

    Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice. 


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