School History

Learn about the history of Mount Vernon High School!

Mount Vernon High School was established in 1939. From 1940 to 1973, classes were held in the original Mount Vernon building located on Route 1. The school's current location opened in 1961 as the original Walt Whitman Intermediate School. Whitman and Mount Vernon swapped campuses in 1973. Explore the resources on this page to learn more about the history of Mount Vernon High School.

What's in a Name?

Learn about the origin of our school's name in this video produced for Fairfax County Public Schools’ cable television channel Red Apple 21.