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Vernon Middle School has received a "Commendable" rating from the Iowa Department of Education! To read more about this rating, click here. For even further information, please visit

Vernon Middle School is located two blocks south of the main business district in Marion, Iowa. It is a middle school with fifth through eighth grade in the building. There are 600 students and over 70 staff members.

We have constructed a brand new building on the original site.  We are currently operating in our new building which includes a media center, commons area, band and choir rooms, offices, renovated gym, locker rooms, wrestling rooms and health center. The 5th grade joined Vernon at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year as the district realigned the elementary buildings. 




Vernon Middle School exists to provide a safe, supportive environment where students are expected to reach a high level of academic achievement as determined by district and state standards.  As a team we will identify, evaluate, and make accommodations based on individualized student needs.
  • Classes start at 7:55 am and end at 2:55 pm
  • Breakfast begins at 7:30 am
  • Scheduled Early Out days dismiss at 12:55 pm
  • Weather Related Late Start Days begin at 8:55 am

Regular Lunch Schedule

  • 6th Grade Lunch: 10:50 am - 11:20 am
  • 8th Grade Lunch: 11:20 am - 11:50 pm
  • 5th Grade Lunch: 11:50 am - 12:20 pm
  • 7th Grade Lunch: 12:29 pm - 12:59 pm

Early Out Lunch Schedule

  • 8th Grade Lunch: 10:35 am - 11:05 am
  • 6th Grade Lunch: 11:05 am - 11:35 am
  • 7th Grade Lunch: 11:29 am - 11:59 am
  • 5th Grade Lunch: 11:59 am - 12:29 pm

Late Start Lunch Schedule

  • 8th Grade Lunch: 11:41 am - 12:11 am
  • 6th Grade Lunch: 12:11 am - 12:41 pm
  • 5th Grade Lunch: 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
  • 7th Grade Lunch: 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm
Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students!

Save your Hy-Vee receipts to earn money for your school!

$1 will be earned for every $200 collected in receipts.

All Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee receipts are valid: grocery, catering, pharmacy, fuel, Hy-Vee Starbucks and Caribou, wine and spirits, Market Cafe/Grille, and more!


May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016: Collect receipts and turn in to schools

May 1 - 8, 2016: Schools turn in receipts to any Cedar Rapids or Marion Hy-Vee with completed redemption form.

Vernon Middle School Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels!

By being one of the first two groups to book on May 17th, our school qualifies for the following activities:

*Ceremonial First Pitch: One person from your group will be selected to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game.

*Play Ball Kid: One person from your group will be selected to yell “Play Ball!” over the PA system at the start of the game. 

*Flag Presentation: 15 kids, plus 5 adults from your group will be chosen to present the colors before the game in center field.  

*High Five Kids: 10 kids from your group will be selected to help form a tunnel on the field where they can high five the Kernels players as they take the field.

*Dream Team: 5 kids from your group will be chosen to stand on the field next to a Kernels player during the National Anthem.

*Broadcast Booth Visit: One lucky individual from your group will be selected to visit the broadcast booth during the 4th inning and if comfortable, say a few words on the air!  

*Indicates that the Vernon PTO will select participants for these activities through a random drawing, so get your ticket orders in early! You do not want to miss the opportunity to be selected for these great activities!

For a Ticket Order Form, click on the link below:

Kernels Game Ticket Order Form



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