PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL

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801 W KENSINGTON RD
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 60056
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Phone: 847-718-5200
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Township Hsd 214
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 500
  • Number Students: 2000
  • Number Teachers: 160
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9261
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Michelle Dowling
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-29
    "I agree with the parent who said that the kids are not supported, especially in the Math Department. God forbid your child stays home sick for a day or two. The teachers do not want to accept "late" homework after an illness and it is a battle to get these people to even communicate with me in a civil manner. Unfortunately the majority of Prospect teachers these days are just kids themselves, fresh out of college with no maturity and no professionalism. I've had two other children graduate from Prospect and it was a wonderful school for them. The current teaching staff, with a few more mature exceptions, act like bullies and have no ability to actually teach. A person who reads from a book is not a teacher. A person who does not help those who need assistance is not a teacher. A person who belittles a teen who is trying to learn is not a teacher. Prospect needs to grow up."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-31
    "My son is at this school and in the special ed program. He has been in 2 sports and on the B honor role.This year it seems like there is a lot of things missing. He has missed out on a quality language arts program. The special ed department seems to want to keep the kids in their section and not move them out into the general population. We are looking forward to graduation..... I think if you stay in the box you are expected to be in then your student will suceed....if you don't then you will be crushed and not supported. This is the first year we have been not supported by the special ed department and the gen ed teachers do a better job without their asisstance. I think that most of the parents in our situation are worn out by the time their kids get into HS and the lack of compassion is really telling. Graduation here we come!"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-09
    "The school is great, and the teachers really great with students. The athletic department is dominant here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-09
    "We had two children go through this school and I can say we were extremely pleased with the academic, music and sports programs. Both our children were involved in honors and AP classes while being athletes and musicians. Our daughter graduated with scholarships for academic, athletic and music. Our son graduated with academic and sport scholarship offers . The school is what you choose to make it. We as parents were very pleased how PHS prepared our kids for college. When challenges were presented it built character! The tougher the competition the harder the kids had to work! Our children did extremely well. We were very pleased."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-11-11
    "at the beggining of the year i fell behind in algebra, but the teachers don't wait for you if you need help, you have to ask for the help yourself. i am also involed in music, marching band and jazz. and the instructors all work very hard for the group's success."
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