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Mount Prospect Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 689 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!


Posted March 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers and staff are excellent. The students are wonderful. I am so happy that my children attend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 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


Posted May 25, 2006

Mount Prospect provides a warm, safe environment that maximizes students potential to excel.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
87%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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96%

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97%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
97%

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97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education73%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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