Spring Branch Independent School District Reviews
Pros – Above average quality school district. Administrators generally have better leadership skills and make more rational decisions than the ones in a certain neighboring district. Teachers also tend to remain employed here longer than the average 1-2 years in that other district.
Cons – No appeal process for substitutes who are banned from a school, and some of the ban reasons stated have no bearing on actual events. This seems to be an issue at schools in richer parts of the district.
Advice to Senior Management – Tell the administrators in the rich neighborhoods to listen more to their staff and less to whiny kids and bully parents. Otherwise keep up the good work.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – School recently renovated. Convenient location. Teachers helpful and communicate well with parents. Good parental support.
Cons – One to the 2 remaining SBISD acceptable middle schools, south of I-10 is on a downward spiral. Many of the better teachers exiting, due to lack of planning and lack of cooperation on the principal's part. The school is suddenly accepting transfers now, where in the past it was capped. Students with behavior problems are not disciplined properly, but simply "talked to," and sent back to class. Dress code not enforced.
Advice to Senior Management – Get a new principal, please.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – It's small enough where you can easily become a leader in your area. Salary by teacher standards is really good. Most people are friendly, helpful and supportive.
Cons – It's still urban public school and the experience from campus to campus could be totally different. As with everywhere, there is a major emphasis on test scores and students are...students. My campus is increasingly adopting a "blame the teacher" mindset.
Advice to Senior Management – None, upper level management and our superintendent is great.
Pros – Higher Pay, Good benefits, training available
Cons – Some schools lack comprehensive discipline behavior expectations which affect learning of others and principals are not held accountable for this by district management
Teachers are inundated with constantly changing assessment models, planning models, etc.
Advice to Senior Management – Figure out that out-of-control behavior at certain schools affect the learning of all students and safety and mental health of the teachers. Principals need to be held to higher expectations about school environments
Pros – staff encouraged to help each other and easy to ask/get help when needed from peers, lots of continuing ed. opts.
Cons – redundancy in record keeping making paperwork more laborious
Advice to Senior Management – none
Pros – many good colleagues, opportunities to learn new techniques
Cons – some schools needs updating, can be very hot or very cold, administrators need more experience and knowledge, big departments get more money than small, many meetings after school and before school
Advice to Senior Management – realize that teaching several preps with new implementations can be too much, some administrators often have limited experience in fields they judge
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company