Schools play a huge role in enticing people to communities. The Mt. Vernon R-V School System sets itself apart by providing quality education for its 1,563-plus students and empowering each to be outstanding citizens upon graduation. Our Mt. Vernon fully accredited school system was presented in 2005 with its fifth-straight coveted "Distinction and Performance" award, only one of 34-plus schools in the state of Missouri region to receive such a distinction for five straight years. To learn more about the Mt. Vernon School District, click here to visit their website. The Class AAA system includes four schools below:
The Mt. Vernon High School was constructed in 1997 and recent classroom additions were made to the elementary school; plans are presently being made for additional classrooms. A new football stadium is a large recent addition as the team relocated from the smaller field located at the middle school. Ample parking and seating allow for an improved attendance, not that that was ever a problem.
The school system has made a strong commitment with its support of the popular A-plus Program, where students who qualify and meet specific requirements receive college tuition for several Missouri-based institutions of higher education. The school also has strong extra-curricular activities, including a state-champion women's golf program, playoff contending football, basketball, tennis and volleyball teams, as well as award-winning bands, vocal music, FFA and speech and debate teams. This growing and much-respected school district serves as a bright beacon to the continued growth of the entire Mt. Vernon community.
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The district also provides vocational training through the Southwest Area Career Center. The 898-acre University of Missouri Southwest Research Center is devoted to helping the area's agricultural economy. Mt. Vernon also offers two skydiving schools.
The school district is sandwiched between Southwest Missouri State University to the east in Springfield and Missouri Southern State University to the west in Joplin.
The first school in the area was actually built before the town was established, and was said to be in a log cabin on Williams Creek, north of town.
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