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Mount Vernon Elementary School

Academic Excellence and Diversity


About Our School

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. We aim to empower all students to become life-long learners by forming active partnerships with parents, staff, and community. Our school family embraces each other’s differences.

Unique Fact

Mount Vernon is Newark’s most diverse school with over 25 different languages spoken by the student body and staff.

School Information

  • Principal

    Camille Findley-Browne

  • Address

    142 Mount Vernon Place
    Newark, NJ 07106

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  • Parent Liaison

    Dena Gordon

  • School Hours

    8:25 am - 2:55 pm

  • Uniform Colors

    Top: Navy Blue
    Bottom: Khaki

  • Before School Options

    None offered at this school

  • After School Options

    Cost: Free
    Grades: K-8
    End Time: 5:30 PM
    Provider: School

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More Information

Seats Available
Seats Available in Entry Grade last Year PK: 45 K: 104
Percentage of Applicants Who Listed This School
1st and Were Matched to this School Last Year
School Attendance
Average Daily Attendance Last School Year Percentage of Students Chronically Absent Last School Year
96% 3%
School Data
Average Section Size Student to Teacher Ratio Teachers with 5 or more years of experience Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Teachers Percentage of Teachers with Advanced Degrees
20 15 to 1 60% 91% 47%
Number of Devices 1:1

For more information on school performance, please see the NJDOE’s website: www.nj.gov/education/data