Prospect Park Public School District


The Prospect Park Public School District consists of a single school, Prospect Park School No. 1, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The school's diverse student population is predominantly Hispanic, with significant African American, White, and Asian representation. However, the school's academic performance is consistently low, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science falling well below the state averages.

Prospect Park School No. 1 has a chronic absenteeism rate of 28.0%, which is higher than the state average. The school's ranking has remained in the bottom 10% of New Jersey elementary schools for the past three school years, with no significant improvement in its performance. Despite per-student spending of $11,282, which is not significantly lower than the state average, the school continues to struggle, suggesting that factors beyond funding, such as instructional quality, school leadership, and community engagement, may be contributing to its challenges.

The data analysis reveals that Prospect Park School No. 1 is a struggling school that requires a comprehensive approach to address its consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and lack of improvement over time. Addressing these issues will be crucial in ensuring that all students in the Prospect Park Public School District have access to a high-quality education.

District Detail

 94 Brown Avenue
Prospect Park, NJ 07508

 (973) 720-1981

SchoolDigger Rank:
590th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 761

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 1 school.

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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