Vision and Mission

  • Vision: 
    To be a model school in Kern County that nurtures personalized success for all students. 

    Mission: To educate all students at the highest levels of excellence by preparing them to be innovative, collaborative, compassionate, and 21st Century Ready! 


    School-Wide Commitments 

    • Maintain high expectations for all
    • Celebrate goals
    • Acknowledge and embrace the whole child
    • Communicate effectively and build trusting relationships



    Mt. Vernon Elementary first opened its doors in 1940, making it one of the oldest schools in the district. It received a special honor from the State of California in 1995 as it was recognized as a Distinguished School. Through the years, Mt. Vernon and its staff have worked very hard to meet the educational needs of each child that has come through the doors.