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Newark, New Jersey
Essex County
Newark Public School District
Mt Vernon Place School is a public school located in Newark, New Jersey with 802 students in grades Pre-K-8.
Our vision at Mount Vernon School is to empower all students to become life long learners by forming active partnerships with parents staff and community

Mount Vernon is Newarks most diverse school with over 25 languages spoken by members of the student body and staff

142 Mount Vernon Pl
Newark, NJ 07106
Principal: Ms. Bertha Dyer
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White 1%
Black 48%
Asian 16%
Hispanic 35%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 46.9%
Male 53.1%
Economically disadvantaged students 75%
Students with disabilities 7%
English learners 23%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 1%
Kindergarten 10%
1st Grade 10%
2nd Grade 10%
3rd Grade 9%
4th Grade 12%
5th Grade 12%
6th Grade 13%
7th Grade 12%
8th Grade 12%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 14
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 18
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 31%
6 to 10 days 28%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 19%
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English 49.4%
Spanish 30.8%
Other 7.9%
Bengali 4.5%
Urdu 4.1%
Haitian 3.4%
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Learn more about Mt Vernon Place School.


Our vision at Mount Vernon School is to empower all students to become life long learners by forming active partnerships with parents staff and community Our mission is to create a child centered learning environment where every student reaches his/her academic potential and develops moral and ethical values in order to become a responsible citizen in a democratic society


Basketball (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls)


Art BEEP Afterschool Program Chess Club Debate Girls Who Code


Afterschool Program serving students ages 5 13 Operated by Newark Public Schools


Special education programs are offered in the least restrictive environment and emphasize specialized instruction and related services designed to meet the unique needs of students based on individual needs Highly specialized programs for students with greater needs are available including transitional services Bilingual education and ESL is available in the district to English Language Learners (ELLs) as per NJAC6A:15 Transitional bilingual education programs and dual language programs are available for Spanish speaking ELLs as well as part time bilingual education for Portuguese French and Haitian Creole speaking ELLs The goals is for students to acquire English language proficiency by making annual progress through targeted support and instruction in the home language and or tailored second language acquisition I RS services are available for students in need of academic social or emotional support as well as school counselors academic support and interventions OT PT


Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Inc Jersey Cares Montclair State University My Very Own Library Philips Education Partners and EcoSpace


Built in 1954 and includes Auditorium Computer Labs Media Center Music Classrooms Soccer Field (On Campus) and Dance Room

School safety

Our students and staff regularly participate in both fire and security drills The drills ensure preparedness for a wide spectrum of emergencies In addition we installed a LobbyGuard system in our building The system assists with visitor management and flags registered Megans Offenders upon entry into our school Additionally we participate in Newark Cares a program in partnership with the Newark Police Division and the US Drug Enforcement Agency The program is designed to alert our administrators anytime a student has been involved in or exposed to a traumatic experience Our school staffs a team of professionally trained Security Guards solely dedicated to ensuring the safety of students staff visitors and property

Early childhood

The school offers a full day pre kindergarten program for all Newark residents who turn 3 or 4 years of age by October 1st In addition any child with an individualized education plan (IEP) is able to enroll and attend preschool as soon as they turn 3 years old Each preschool classroom is staff with at least one teacher and one teacher aide for a maximum of fifteen students The preschool day is aligned with the school district’s 6 hour day Preschool programs are funded by New Jersey Preschool Education Aid and or Federal Head Start funds


The traditional standard schedule for students in our elementary schools is 8:25 am 2:55 pm All schools have a centralized homepage where important information is posted Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are also utilized to communicate important information special events and reminders We also utilize the Blackboard telephone communication system to notify families of emergency school closings All students in (Pre K to 12th Grade) are required to wear a school uniform The clothing guidelines and colors can be found at www nps k12 nj us parents resources school uniforms Admissions information for all Newark Board of Education schools can be found at www NewarkEnrolls org

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