Prospect Elementary

Public K-5

 3005 Ruben Rd
       Monroe, NC  28112-8039


(704) 296-0636

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District: Union County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
790th of 1,471 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,529 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  434

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.6%
Hispanic:
12.2%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details Prospect Elementary ranks worse than 53.7% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 25th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.13. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.6%), Hispanic (12.2%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Prospect Elementary is 16.6. 22 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Prospect Elementary is $9,529. 16 elementary schools in the Union County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Prospect Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Prospect Elementary 790th of 1471 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Prospect Elementary in the ranking list.)

Union County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Public Schools 61st of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Prospect Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.14 601st 1276 52.9%
2007 64.39 459th 1293 64.5%
2008 66.41 413th 1324 68.8%
2009 69.57 408th 1354 69.9%
2010 55.83 687th 1363 49.6%
2011 55.40 697th 1381 49.5%
2012 48.12 797th 1388 42.6%
2013 55.15 579th 1403 58.7%
2014 43.43 797th 1390 42.7%
2015 53.10 701st 1440 51.3%
2016 36.39 977th 1425 31.4%
2017 39.56 917th 1429 35.8%
2018 37.04 972nd 1434 32.2%
2019 41.69 895th 1473 39.2%
2021 44.13 790th 1471 46.3%

Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Open Quote Prospect is using an ambitious curriculum that seems to be showing results. The problems lie in the lack of programs for elementary children struggling to stay at grade level. Math or reading "labs" are not available to provide the repetition and the reiteration that has proven to strengthen reading and math skills in the many who need it. They generally see two types of children average and AIG (advanced intellectually gifted. The children with weak reading or math skills have the option of after school tutoring once a week, private tutoring, or grade remediation. They choose to ignore the percentage of children who need a different learning vehicle than the standard classroom protocol. Children without a learning disability are assumed to be "not applying themselves", rather than in need of repetition and different phrasing to master a skill or understand concepts. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Prospect Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 389 44 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1989 401 39 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1990 403 33 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 415 27 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1992 445 23 0 3 0 n/a n/a 1 472
1993 439 25 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1994 456 22 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 487
1995 467 29 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1996 467 29 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1997 478 46 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1998 488 45 0 4 0 n/a n/a -2 535
1999 532 48 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 584
2000 517 54 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 582
2001 491 55 0 12 1 n/a n/a 0 559
2002 480 44 0 17 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2003 480 44 0 17 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2004 480 32 0 17 2 n/a n/a 0 531
2005 482 27 0 23 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2006 490 25 1 30 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2007 497 20 1 42 0 n/a n/a 10 570
2008 478 19 1 46 0 n/a n/a 12 556
2009 463 27 2 44 0 n/a n/a 0 536
2010 449 37 0 37 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2011 464 20 1 38 0 0 8 0 531
2012 413 16 1 34 2 0 10 0 476
2013 407 16 0 34 2 0 9 0 468
2014 406 24 0 33 2 0 11 0 476
2015 390 21 0 37 4 0 12 0 464
2016 400 24 0 50 3 0 16 0 493
2017 404 19 0 44 3 0 13 0 483
2018 384 21 0 49 1 0 13 0 468
2019 350 16 0 55 3 0 15 0 439
2020 337 19 0 53 0 0 25 0 434

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Prospect Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 20.0 21.6 12.2
1989 443 20.0 22.1 14.2
1990 439 20.0 21.9 12.8
1991 445 20.0 22.2 12.6
1992 472 19.0 24.8 9.1
1993 467 20.0 23.4 15.6
1994 487 23.0 21.2 7.4
1995 500 26.0 19.2 17.8
1996 500 26.0 19.2 17.8
1997 529 28.0 18.9 15.5
1998 535 30.0 17.8 18.6
1999 584 31.0 18.8 23.5
2000 582 31.0 18.8 27.7
2001 559 31.0 18.0 29
2002 543 31.0 17.5 33.7
2003 543 31.0 17.5 33.7
2004 531 34.0 15.6 31.6
2005 532 34.0 15.6 32.7
2006 546 34.0 16.1 29.7
2007 570 n/a n/a 35.9
2008 556 35.9 15.5 n/a
2009 536 35.0 15.3 n/a
2010 524 34.7 15.1 42.6
2011 531 32.0 16.5 43.7
2012 476 30.0 15.8 45.8
2013 468 28.0 16.7 48.1
2014 476 27.0 17.6 46.6
2015 464 27.0 17.1 49.1
2016 493 29.0 17.0 49.5
2017 483 29.0 16.6 50.3
2018 468 27.7 16.8 45.9
2019 439 28.0 15.6 41.5
2020 434 26.0 16.6 35

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Prospect Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 433 20.0 21.6 12.2
1989 443 20.0 22.1 14.2
1990 439 20.0 21.9 12.8
1991 445 20.0 22.2 12.6
1992 472 19.0 24.8 9.1
1993 467 20.0 23.4 15.6
1994 487 23.0 21.2 7.4
1995 500 26.0 19.2 17.8
1996 500 26.0 19.2 17.8
1997 529 28.0 18.9 15.5
1998 535 30.0 17.8 18.6
1999 584 31.0 18.8 23.5
2000 582 31.0 18.8 27.7
2001 559 31.0 18.0 29
2002 543 31.0 17.5 33.7
2003 543 31.0 17.5 33.7
2004 531 34.0 15.6 31.6
2005 532 34.0 15.6 32.7
2006 546 34.0 16.1 29.7
2007 570 n/a n/a 35.9
2008 556 35.9 15.5 n/a
2009 536 35.0 15.3 n/a
2010 524 34.7 15.1 42.6
2011 531 32.0 16.5 43.7
2012 476 30.0 15.8 45.8
2013 468 28.0 16.7 48.1
2014 476 27.0 17.6 46.6
2015 464 27.0 17.1 49.1
2016 493 29.0 17.0 49.5
2017 483 29.0 16.6 50.3
2018 468 27.7 16.8 45.9
2019 439 28.0 15.6 41.5
2020 434 26.0 16.6 35

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Prospect Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $540 (5.7%) $8,989 (94.3%) $9,529

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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