Nelson Mandela High School is an educational institution that offers a range of learning and extracurricular opportunities for students. The school serves students in grades 9 through 12. It academic curriculum includes math, science, and business and technology education. Nelson Mandela High School maintains a library that provides a variety of educational resources and materials. It administers special education programs for students with developmental disabilities. The school also organizes spelling bee competitions. Nelson Mandela High School has journalism, math, and yearbook clubs. It works with a team of more than 25 staff members. The school is governed by the Mount Vernon City School District.