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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.



The Mount Vernon R-V School Board Meeting held its regular meeting on Thursday, November 17th.  Below are some items of interest:

  • During the Superintendent's Report we discussed the District Attendance numbers for October.  The overall attendance rate for the District was 95.25% and our average daily attendance was 1334 students. 

  • Dates for the April School Board Election were announced.  Election Day is Tuesday, April 4th.  Filing for vacant Board seats begins Tuesday, December 13th at 8 AM and ends Tuesday, January 17th at 5 PM.

  • A brief recap of the 2016 Annual Performance Report was given.  Mount Vernon Schools were awarded 97.1% of the points available. 

  • Mr. Ray, Mrs. Woodbury, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Conway were present to give a preview of the Boys Basketball and updates on the Cheer Squad and Coquettes.

  • Ms. Rooney and Mrs. Rutledge gave a presentation regarding the A+ Program.  This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.  Since its inception in 2000, Mount Vernon High School has graduated a total of 985 students with A+ eligibility.  There is no question this program has served to improve the quality of education offered at MVHS in addition to providing valuable assistance for students to pursue post-secondary goals.  To qualify students are required to have:

    • 95% attendance over their 4 years of high school

    • A minimum 2.5 GPA

    • A minimum of 50 hours of tutoring

    • Good citizenship

    • A score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I EOC (or an equivalent test)

  • In Executive Session the Board voted to accept two retirement letters for two long-time Mount Vernon employees:

    • Mr. Senninger submitted a retirement letter effective June 30, 2017 as Principal at the Middle School.  Mr. Senninger has been the face of the Middle School for the past 17 years and has worked for Mount Vernon Schools a total of 27.5 years.  We are grateful for the many wonderful years we have had with Mr. Senninger in a leadership position.  He will be greatly missed!

    • Mr. Robert Montry also submitted a retirement letter effective December 31, 2016.  Mr. Montry has been a custodian at the Middle School for the past 20 years.  The District is thankful for Mr. Montry's dedication to maintaining MVMS and wishes him a happy retirement.

The next Regular Board Meeting of the Mount Vernon R-V Schools is scheduled for Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 PM in the Middle School Board Room.


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