Our mission

Challenging all students to seek a brighter future.

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Our vision

Always seeking, always learning.

2022-2023 School Plans


5 Essentials Survey administration for school year 2022-2023 will run from January 24, 2023 to March 31, 2023.

What is the 5 Essentials Survey?

  • The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

  • The survey is another improvement tool that allows districts and the state to share data as a means to inform parents and community members about the school’s learning environment.

  • The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by Chicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. Data and indicators are a result from an anonymous administration of the survey instrument.

Parents Click here to complete the survey.

K-8 District 80 School Plan

K-8 Dist Plan 22-23 8-8-22.pdf

Pre-K Dr. Andy Hall School Plan

Dr. Andy Hall Early Childhood Center - 2022-2023 8-8-22.pdf

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Our Schools

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Dr. Andy Hall Early Childhood Center

301 South 17th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8087 Fax: 618-244-8088

Doctor Nick Osborne School Logo

Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center

401 North 30th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8068 Fax: 618-244-8075

J.L. Buford School Logo

J.L. Buford Intermediate Education Center

623 South 34th Street

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8064 Fax 618-244-8103

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Zadok Casey Middle School

1829 Broadway

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618-244-8060 Fax: 618-244-8104

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It pays to be a SUBSTITUTE in District 80!

  • Substitute Teacher rate is $115 per day!

  • A one time Longevity Bonus of $200 will be paid to Substitute Teachers and Substitute Aides after a sub has worked for 90 FULL days for the district.

  • Substitute Aide (Paraprofessional) pay rate is $11.60 per hour for the 2021-2022 school year

  • Click here for details and more information or call Kerri @ 244-8080.

Health and Wellness

When to stay home

2021 09 STAY HOME FALL.pdf


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When you shop Amazon and choose smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1290383, AmazonSmile donates to Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation.

Peanut-Tree nut Safe Zone

Peanut Tree nut reminder.pdf

Centro Nacional de Recursos Para la Trata de Personas



Individuals with Disabilities Act Information

Disabilities Act.pdf

Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention

  • Help is available to speak with someone today by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number or texting the Crisis Text Line. Help and support is available to you or someone you care about 24/7 by contacting either number below. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number is 1.800.273.8255 and the Crisis Text Line - text HOME to 741741

  • The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a suicide prevention network that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline. Just dial 9-8-8.

  • Safe2Help helps to prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats. There are a number of ways to contact help:

      • Phone: 844-4SAFEIL

      • Text: 72332

      • Website: SAFE2HELPIL.com

      • Email: HELP@SAFE2HELPIL.com

      • App: Apple App Store or Google Play

Policy for Suicide and Depression Awareness and Prevention.pdf

Prevention and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment

Policy 7180 Prevention of and Response to Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment.pdf