Noble Network of Charter Schools

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Noble Network of Charter Schools Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
16 Reviews
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    Amazing company that makes a difference in the life of Chicago students!

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    The work we do really matters in the life of kids. These schools put the needs of Chicago students and their families first in order to make college graduation reality.

    Cons

    As in most teaching jobs, work/life balance can be hard to achieve. These schools want great results for their students, so they expect great work from their teachers to make this happen.

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    Organized and supportive culture

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    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools

    Pros

    The administration at my campus is extremely supportive. They encourage collaboration and value instructor decisions in terms of school wide events and instruction. Overall, the culture among staff here fosters one of open communication and teamwork, and I know I can be honest with my thoughts and feedback.

    Cons

    The network has an important mission of helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in the long term by graduating from college. However, this can be at odds with the high focus on testing. To be fair, this reflects the current emphasis on testing within education, and tests like the ACT do play an important role on student acceptance into college. The time and focus spent on preparing for tests, however, can make it difficult to spend enough time on other important skills that are also essential for success in college.

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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be like a family, now it's more like just another heartless corporation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with mostly great people and feeling like part of a family. Most of the people working at Noble really care about the goal of the network and helping kids. Competitive pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    The network expanded to quickly, opening too many schools at once. This not only caused a number of growing pains, but also turned it into a place with more of a "corporate" atmosphere than what it was 5 years ago. Some of the senior management cares less about their employees and the Noble vision than their own careers.

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    It's good to be have goals for helping the kids of Chicago, but growing too fast and opening too many schools only causes problems.

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