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 .
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!
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.
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.
The teachers and staff are excellent. The students are wonderful. I am so happy that my children attend this school
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.
Mount Prospect provides a warm, safe environment that maximizes students potential to excel.
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.
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