Mount Vernon Independent School District
"Building Brighter Futures Today"
"A hundred years from now...it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD."
Thank you, Mount Vernon ISD teachers, administration and support staff, for your commitment to excellence, and for your desire to improve the future of our world - by teaching the children of our community.
Mt. Vernon, located in beautiful Northeast Texas, is 80 miles west of Texarkana and 100
miles east of Dallas via Interstate 30. The town is rich in historic preservation, with 60
pre World War II historic homes and restored Courthouse.
Franklin County Courthouse, built of Indiana limestone in 1912, is the center of activity in
the county. The courthouse was restored and updated with the addition of an elevator in
1986 and qualified for a State Historical Marker, which is displayed at the entrance. The
courthouse has county, state and district offices on three floors.
Beautiful Lake Cypress Springs is located 10 miles south of Mt. Vernon on FM 115
and FM 21. Lake Cypress Springs is 7.8 miles long and covers about 3,400 acres.
Fishing, water sports, and camping are available to the public.
The Mt. Vernon Schools are centrally located on one campus with all
athletic facilities adjacent. With high academic emphasis, the school
is a regular winner of scholastic events and students rank above
normal on achievement tests and college entrance exams.
Mt. Vernon was officially named a Texas Main Street city in 1992. The Main Street program
is a self-help development program designed to capitalize on the unique character of the
downtown area while promoting aggressive marketing and management techniques.
Mt. Vernon's downtown area is a place to shop, eat and relax in this
nostalgic town square. It's a step back into time as you shop and
eat at locations that have been in business since the turn of the
century. Visit the Public Library ( a restored turn-of-the-century bank)
or the old city hall which houses a Museum with changing natural
and local history collections, plus a huge collection of mounted
Texas butterflies and song bird eggs.
Located on the plaza in downtown Mt. Vernon, a beautiful gazebo stands on the original
site of the Franklin County Courthouse and renders to the splendor and charm of our
nostalgic downtown. A place to sit, relax and enjoy the warmth of our small town.