Houston ISD Interview Questions

Updated Sep 20, 2014
Updated Sep 20, 2014
32 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Special Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed for position after masters program and found out they would not calculate into salary. I like the hiring manager and decide to start out but did not plan on staying for too long since they were low balling on the salary. There were no perks offered. It was an easy interview but for the way they treated people that is an indication of how you will feel the rest of your time working there. They do not care for their employees.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to start at the lowest salary possible coming from a graduate degree?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    The process varied from campus to campus. One School requested a demo lesson be taught. Other schools opted for in person interview, which varied from one-one to interview with panel.

    Interview Questions
    • If a student failed your class, what percentage of the failure would you attribute to efforts?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    High School English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    STAR behavioral questions, Teaching-experience related questions, telephonic interview with Human Resources Personnel followed by a panel interview with the Principal and AP and instructional technologist, certification related questions, classroom management techniques discussion

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teacher, Elementary School Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Houston ISD in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and accepted the position THREE days later. The job had been listed for a few weeks. They had already been interviewing other candidates. I almost felt like it was a little rushed! Nevertheless I'm excited about this opportunity to work at a really great school in the district!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what reading/math looks like in your classroom   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Teacher, Secondary School Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    I had to go through an initial interview process and submit a video of myself teaching a class

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    TEACHERS ASSISTANT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    You have to first fill out an on-line application and then submit your resume and cover letter to principle of what school that has openings. Then the school will call you in for an interview and have a copy of your resume and they ask you why you want to work at their school, what experience or educational background you have. To be a teachers assistant you need at least 48 credit hours from an accredited college with transcripts.

    Also if they have a job fair then it is quicker to get hired through the job fair instead of on-line.

    Once hired they will finger print you, you have to take a urine test if you pass this then you move. The you will go through a brief orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Associate Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Houston ISD in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was offered a face to face interview fairly quick after I submitted my online job application. I would say the overall process was quick because I got a job offer within 5 days. The only thing I didn't like is that their hiring process ends in the first week of April so I have to wait until June to do my orientation, which means I won't be able to start until August. I don't know why they stop the hiring process so early.

    Interview Questions
    • What made you apply for the associate teacher position? How would you deal with misbehaving students (give an example)?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    High School English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    I received a call to come in for an interview. I was interviewed by another teacher as well as the principal. I was asked questions concerning my teaching skills (scaffolding, differentiation, incorporation of technology, etc.) as well as about my classroom management plan. I was given hypothetical classroom management scenarios and asked to explain how I would react in certain situations.

    Interview Questions
    • If I were to walk into your classroom, what would I see?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Houston ISD.

    Interview Details

    Skills demonstration questions dealt with:
    1. addressing your staff on an issue (introducing yourself as a new principal, expectations for PLC's, expectations for instructional practice)
    2. Data Analysis
    3. Teacher observation--how to support your staff
    4. ranking scenarios on what you would handle first---safety above all else

    Negotiation Details
    I was approved to move on to the next stage for entering the principal/dean pool
    Accepted Offer
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was the more like a scare tactic where they tell you how they need a qualified teacher in every classroom and then they don't give you any tools to help you be successful. As long as you are certified and if you are an elementary teacher..you can pass a 4th grade math test you should find a job somewhere in the district.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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