Located in Clarendon Vermont, Mill River Union High School is just beyond the bustle of downtown Rutland, providing students with a peaceful setting for focusing on their education. Founded in 1975, MRU has built a reputation on academic success, a commitment to the arts and strong sports programs.  

The Middle School serves students in grades 7 and 8 from district elementary schools in Clarendon, Wallingford, Shrewsbury and Tinmouth. Students from Ira, Middletown Springs and Danby and other towns also attend our school. For those arriving from district elementary schools, they get the chance to tie-in the different Trailhead focuses to add to the experience they’ve already had. For students new to MRUUSD, there’s an opportunity to build on a carefully-crafted educational foundation built to help them succeed long after they’ve graduated. We also offer a variety of electives in the middle school, from world language to computer programming. Middle school is where our students start to feel like Mill River is their new home.

Middle school students also have the chance to hone their skills within our highly-regarded music programs, with a selection of both open and auditioned classes and groups. In sports, there are nearly a dozen to choose from.

For the high school – grades 9 through 12 – a range of educational opportunities are provided with the measure of success based on the growth of each individual. Students can benefit from a range of options in order to find the perfect fit for their needs. Students on the college track can begin taking AP and Honors courses that prepare them for the post-secondary experience. Mill River also participates in the Early College program through Castleton University and CCV allowing students to take college courses their senior year. Students that need extra time and attention can access independent courses that target skills and content at an individualized pace.

In the arts, our strong music program continues in both vocal and instrumental performance with over 30 percent of the student population participating. MRU has a wide-range of music offerings including chorus and band, honors level groups, jazz ensemble and jazz lab, and a variety of classes including college level music theory, Rock 2 Rap (a music history class), digital composition and recording and independent studies. Our students regularly participate in music festivals across the state and beyond.  

Mill River’s theater company is Stage 40. This is run by a student board of directors. Each season it performs three shows, and helps the middle school (Stage 20) run a spring play. 

Our teams are competitive in various sports every year and have won state championships with the most recent being varsity baseball in 2014, girls’ basketball winning in 2015 and our varsity cheerleaders taking states in 2016 and again in 2018. Our sports teams are Division II with the exceptions of football, soccer and track & field which we compete in as Division III. 

Founded: 1975
Principal: Tyler Weideman
Vice-Principal: Jennifer McLemore
Grades served: 7th through 12th
Students Population (approximately): 425
Mascot: The Minutemen
Sports: HS Golf; Varsity Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Unified Basketball; Club Ultimate Frisbee; Varsity and Middle School Cross Country and Cheerleading; Girls and Boys Varsity, JV and Middle School Basketball and Soccer; Varsity, JV and Middle School Baseball, Softball, Football, Track & Field, Wrestling. 

Clubs: Interact Club, Yearbook, Model United Nations, National Honor

Society, Rock Climbing, Stage 40 Theater, Student Government.

Address and general contact Information*

2321 Middle Road
North Clarendon, VT 05759
Phone: (802) 775-3451
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