School Information

  • Mt. Vernon Elementary SchoolTime to celebrate! Our school has recently been recognized for our work implementing a school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) framework. PBIS is a set of strategies based on behavioral and biomedical science that enhances students' quality of life and reduces problem behaviors. National research shows that full implementation of this framework leads to improved student outcomes. By establishing this framework, we are developing student skills, making changes to the school environment, acknowledging appropriate student behavior, and using data to identify needed support for our students. As a result of this work, we are being recognized by the FLPBIS Project for achieving Gold PBIS Model School status. This award demonstrates our commitment to positive and equitable outcomes for all students and helps us celebrate our efforts as we progress toward full implementation of PBIS. To learn more about the FLPBIS Project’s Model School program, visit


    Nikishia Dixon

    4629 13th Avenue North
    St. Petersburg, Florida, 33713



    Pinellas County Schools Administration:
    (727) 588-6000

    Student Hours:
    8:45am – 2:55pm, Monday through Friday

    Office Hours:
    7:30am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday


    About Mt. Vernon Elementary School 

    • Attractor/focus: Commitment to educational excellence 
    • Before and after school care: YMCA
    • Teaching staff: Approximately 43 percent of faculty members have advanced degrees
    • Computers and technology: Every classroom is equipped with a SMART Board; iPads and laptops 
    • Exceptional Student Education services: Varying Exceptionalities, Speech/Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Emotional Behavior Disorder and Gifted


    Points of Pride

    • 2023-2024 Emerging Teacher of the Year
    • UniMart Onsite Pantry 
    • Golden School Award for community involvement
    • Council for Exceptional Children teacher finalist
    • Participated in Math Study with Florida State University
    • Teacher mini-grant recipients 
    • School-wide student recognition programs
    • Outdoor Learning/Gardening Extension
    •  STAR Kids Foundation Grant Recipient
    • Character Ed (monthly lessons)
    • Gifted Mathletes 


    Special Services & Programs

    • Gifted education 
    • Speech/Language services 
    • YMCA before and after school care
    • Read Across Pinellas (RAP) Tutors 
    • Lunch PALS
    • STEM Club
    • Science in a Snap
    • Promise Time After school tutoring 
    • Pack-A-Sack food program 
    • Enrichment Clubs
    • Mileage Club
    • SAVE Club


    School Mission

    The mission of Mt. Vernon Elementary is to promote the highest student achievement through mutual respect,  responsibility and partnership within a safe learning environment, in order to enable students to achieve their goals and become responsible, productive citizens.