Mt. Vernon Junior High School is located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Mt. Vernon is a town with approximately 7,500 residents, and is twelve miles west of Evansville. It is situated in the southwest corner of the state. The Ohio River and the Wabash River border the school district on two sides.
Middle level-aged students located within the boundaries of the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon go to two parochial K-8 schools or to Mt. Vernon Junior High School. Over 92% of the students in grades six through eight go to Mt. Vernon Junior High School.
Mt. Vernon Junior High School is a 177,700 square foot building that has a capacity for 900 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. It presently has an enrollment of 680. The building includes forty-seven (47) classrooms, four (4) large computer labs, two (2) small computer labs, media center, staff work center, eleven (11) departmental/team offices, three (3) conference rooms, large receiving room, cafeteria with a stage, two (2) gymnasiums, swimming pool, locker facilities, and counseling/health center/administrative office suites. The sixth grade classrooms are located on the second floor, and the building is connected to the high school by an enclosed walkway. The media center serves as the "hub" of the school and has an adjoining large multi-purpose classroom, a small computer multimedia room, and a conference room. The instrumental music facilities and the performing arts center are located within the high school and are used by the junior high school. Outside facilities include tennis courts, softball field, soccer field, and the football field along with areas for physical education and team practice.
Forty-seven teachers are on staff at MVJHS. The median years taught is 14.2 years, and 49% (N=23) have taught at a grade level different than what they are presently teaching. The breakdown of the types of degrees that the teaching staff have are: 10.6% (N=5) with a Bachelors; 25.5% (N=12) with a Bachelors plus ten hours; 44.7% (N=21) with a Masters; and 19.2% (N=9) with a Masters plus ten hours. Additionally, 56% (N=26) of the teachers belong to a professional educational organization pertaining to their subject/grade level, and 83% (N=39) read professional journals specific to their teaching area. The school has two counselors, one media specialist, and two administrators.
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