Would you recommend attending Mount Vernon High School if you had the choice? Why or why not?

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Anonymous, Student, Mount Vernon High School, Class of 2016

Compared to most schools in this area, absolutely. There are very few drug problems here and it is entirely possible to walk into school every day and worry about nothing more than academics. The teachers are dedicated to their students and the atmosphere is safe.

Anonymous, Student, Mount Vernon High School, Class of 2016

No I would not recommend it. The lack of diversity is a huge issue. It plays a major roll on self esteem. Not being exposed to people who look like you may make you the butt of the joke and the odd ball out. I stood out for my full lips, which is a very common feature among African Americans, and I was sometimes made fun of for it. Also, my hair, I have natural hair meaning, it is not chemically processed. While others may say my hair is cool, some said my hair looked liked sheep hair which was very offensive. Talking about race issues at MVHS is always a bad idea, because a majority of the students don't think there are real race issues such as Sandra Bland, whereas many of them are contributing to race issues on a daily basis verbally.

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