Spring Independent School District

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but moving in the right direction"

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A challenging but fun experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. Average school district with too much politics

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

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some really good schools & adiminstrators

    Cons

    Too much political positioning by all administrators

    Advice to Management

    Show that you really care for all employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Buroucratic as any govt entity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job that pays enough to justify staying.

    Cons

    Part of the stagnant educational system.

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Was laid-off due to budget cuts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, some good parent involvement

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, poor decision-making, and top heavy


  7. Helpful (1)

    It was ok while I was there, but could have been better.

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

    I worked at Spring Independent School District

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of good professional development opportunities that Sprind ISD offers. All of the staff that I worked with were very friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    People are two faced. They are nice to your face, but turn around and talk about you behind your back. The administration tells you one thing, but doesn't follow through. They are not loyal to their current employees.


  8. Bad District

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

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They will hire new probationary teachers.

    Cons

    This place is falling apart. No organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  9. Spring ISD

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

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Spring ISD is not the worst school district, but certainly not the best, either.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    For me, one of the best reasons to work for Spring ISD is the proximity to my home. There are adequate resources available for students.

    Cons

    Administration employees need to be more organized and efficient in handling employee matters. Decisions should be made according to quality of work not on who is liked or unliked.

    Advice to Management

    Administration-be more organized and professional. Principals should stop having a clique-mentality.



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