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Mount Prospect Elementary School1
Posted January 20, 2015
- a parent
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!
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.
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.