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PK-5 & Ungraded
Public district
Basking Ridge, NJ
Students enrolled: 689

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111 Hansom Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 470-1600
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January 20, 2015
The school might be a Blue Ribbon school but that is no thanks to the teachers/administration!!! I've had my daughter in the school for the past two years and the teachers and the administration are very unresponsive. They tend to believe they "know best" and refuse to listen to the concerns/suggestions of the parents. I've never seen a more egotistical/unfriendly group of administrative people. Heaven forbid if you need to go into the office to ask a question. To anyone working as a teacher/admin at Mount Prospect, remember you WORK FOR US!!! We pay for your salaries/benefits so please learn to listen to the voices of concerned parents!

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2014
Couldn't have asked for a better school that Mt Prospect for my son. The teachers, principal, administration, every thing about the school beats my expectations.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2014
If your child is White and you are moving from a different school district, this is not the place for you. Your child will immediately be deemed inferior .

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2013
We have two children attending Mt. Prospect. The quality of the school, staff, and administration is unmatched. They go above and beyond and take the time to insure that our children are supported in every way to reach there full potential. I do not normally write reviews but I was simply outraged at the one star negative comment posted which does not reflect any of our personal experiences.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2013
This is the type of school that thrives on putting down their students. The teachers dedicate no time to aiding your child and teaching them the proper material, but excel in chastising those who might need a bit more help. For a school in an area that has a large fluctuation of foreigners, the teachers and administration are very ignorant to the challenges that kids have when English is their second or third language. The school is unforgiving of any misstep and once your child does what the school considers to be a poor job, he or she gets marked with a scarlet letter. The teachers freely discuss their subjective opinions of your children so that when your child goes from, for example, 3rd to 4th grade, he or she has already been marked as either a genius or a poor fool. They provide no room for your child to improve because the teachers in themselves do not care about the mental and educational progress of your child - they simply want to fulfill their curve, having some on top and some on the bottom. Finally, their tutoring program is a joke as the tutor just plays on their cellphone instead of helping Some teachers are worthwhile, but in general this school is a disgrace!

- submitted by a community member

March 09, 2012
We moved to Basking Ridge few months ago and Mount Prospect is everything we expected and a bit more! Mount Prospect has all the ingredients for a successful school -- Involved and dedicated Principal/Staff, Great teachers, State of the art facility, Excellent learning environment and a very competitive batch of students. We are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2010
The school is great. It has many intelligent teachers AND students. There are many interactive activites like bake sales, holiday boutiques, and raffles. There are also a lot of friendly students willing to become friends with new students. The students are very well taught by the fantastic teachers always working hard. The staff and prinicpal work EXTREMELY hard to improve the school, with the help of student council. The school includes many academics, like many speeches starting from 1st grade, a colonial fair, projects and much more.

- submitted by a parent
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October 12, 2010
The teachers and staff are excellent. The students are wonderful. I am so happy that my children attend this school

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September 02, 2010
Fantastic, Dedicated teachers. Staff can be difficult to get a hold of, but the experience for our children has been phenomenal - this school has stronger academics than the private schools I have visited.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2006
Mount Prospect provides a warm, safe environment that maximizes students potential to excel.

- submitted by a teacher

February 04, 2006
Mount Prospect is an excellent elementary school with caring teachers and a responsive principal. Their teachers are the cream of the crop as the school feeds into Ridge H.S. which was ranked in the top 100 High Schools across the county for academics achievement. The school reminds me of the United Nations School which is one of the top private schools in the country for all foreign diplomat's children. The multi-cultural aspect of the students makes all of the children well rounded and respectful of the different cultures and religions around the world. I am very pleased that my children attend Mt. Prospect Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
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Mount Prospect Elementary School
111 Hansom Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920
(908) 470-1600
Last modified Mount Prospect Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Prospect Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top