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Our Mission

To provide quality educational experiences to enable all students to reach their full potential and become healthy, responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners.


The Mt. Vernon R-5 School District is fully accredited by the State of Missouri.


Received a 99.5% rating on DESE Annual Performance Report for 2015-16 school year.


Mt. Vernon High School is a designated A+ School.


Mt. Vernon Middle School received the honor of being a Gold Star School.



October 2017 School Board Meeting

On Thursday, October 19, the Mount Vernon R-V School Board held its Regular Meeting.  Below are some items of interest:

  • There was good news on the Attendance/ADA and September Membership reports.
    • Average Daily Attendance for the month of September was up nearly 19 students from this point last year.  Our overall attendance rate in September was 95.57%.
    • September Membership is the official enrollment count on the last Wednesday in September.  This number is used by the county to calculate the distribution of fines and the apportionment of State Assessed Railroad and Utilities revenue.  The count from this year was up 28 students from last year's membership at 1423.55 students.
  • Steven Prewitt and Jay Shepherd were joined by students Olivia Carnes, McKenzie Loftis, and Cade Shepherd to report on the many successes and achievements of the FFA Program.
    • Olivia Carnes is a State Champion Creed Speaker and will be competing at National Convention next week.
    • Our Grasslands Team competed in state contest yesterday and finished the competition in first place as state champions.
    • These groups are building on the program's successes from last year as 15 Mountaineers were area winners in Proficiency Awards - the most of any area chapter.
    • The chapter continues to appreciate the generosity of Mt Vernon alumni Cecil Settle.  He has helped fund many hands-on projects for our students through the purchase of 30 fruit trees, 40 nut trees, 50 pine trees, and 50 maple trees in addition to funding various other smaller projects.
  • Mrs. Eads, Lisa Barnes, Jill Cook, and Cheryl Rone reported on the Parents As Teachers Program.
    • The free, school-sponsored program currently serves 34 Mt Vernon families with children birth-pre K.  
    • The group discussed the program's purpose,some of their favorite activities, and spoke about their goals to grow the program to benefit our youngest Mountaineers.
  • Dr. Ladd led a report on the Instructional Program available to students at the High School.  
    • Public education faces peril from several angles.  From charter schools, to vouchers, to school choice there are many competing philosophies which stand to weaken the services we provide all Missouri's children.  Dr. Ladd's presentation highlighted just how much choice a student at MVHS has when pursuing a diploma.
    • MVHS offers 370 course options through a combination of traditional classroom, online options, and SRTC.
    • Dr. Ladd highlighted courses available online through Edgenuity and Rosetta Stone as well as the new opportunities present in the Apprenticeship Program.
    • Students have access to 17 courses for which college credit is available.
    • MVHS also has students dually-enrolled in college courses earning both high school and college credit simultaneously. 
  • Open session ended with a presentation from Mrs. Eads on our Special Education program.  
    • The District's Special Education program currently serves 234 students K-12 and has many interventions available to help these students find success.
  • In Closed Session:
    • Carie Schnake was hired as a secretary at the Intermediate School.
    • Marty Immekus was hired as a custodian at the High School.
    • Sandra Campbell was hired as a custodian to work primarily at the High School.
    • Welcome aboard to all these new Mountaineers!

The next meeting of the Mount Vernon R-V Board of Education will be Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30 PM in the Middle School Board Room.