Spring Independent School District

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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
22 Reviews
2.7
22 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Challenging but moving in the right direction"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in this district. Very knowledgable and talented individuals teaching the students.

    Cons

    Spring ISD is going through growing pains of transforming its leadership team including a newly named Superintendent and several new positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically run, no control over disciplinary issues.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary & benefits are competitive, majority of the staff is very committed to providing a high quality education.

    Cons

    Politics, rather than work experience and results, determine who gets promoted! Schedule changes can happen at any time across the board to protect those favored teachers and make their lives easier... how is this fair to the child let alone the teacher?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house starting with the Superintendent and look closely at the principals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging but fun experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Spring ISD has a phenomenal staff where friendships are made between students and staff.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that good for paraprofessionals. You can't really survive on it if you have a family, unless you have a second job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The majority of your coworkers are hardworking, depending on the school-a team environment, some of the specialist really do try to help the students instead of sitting in their office.

    Cons

    It depends on who you know in order to move out of the classroom, discipline is a joke at most of the schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your management before placing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buroucratic as any govt entity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job that pays enough to justify staying.

    Cons

    Part of the stagnant educational system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the system to make it more in tune with the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spring ISD is hurting your children's education!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great set of teachers to work with!

    Cons

    the so called 2015 goals. the district will never make it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Spring ISD wants to be an education leader by 2015.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The kids need and deserve top efucators.

    Cons

    Spring faces many of the same problems affecting other districts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with the reality of classroom demands and time restraints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was laid-off due to budget cuts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, some good parent involvement

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, poor decision-making, and top heavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Bad District

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    They will hire new probationary teachers.

    Cons

    This place is falling apart. No organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Spring ISD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    I worked with some of these most amazing and creative people.

    Cons

    I felt teachers were not compensated for the HOURS they put in after school. Many of the wonderful people I worked with left to go to other districts. I also felt that standards in expectations from students and families had fallen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demand that students do the work and pass to stay in advance courses. Expect parents to share in the responsibility of educating their children. Provide each school with the support they need (not all schools have the same needs) : counselors, nurses, asst. principals.

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