Los Angeles USD High School Teacher Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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High School Teacher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pacific Palisades, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pacific Palisades, CA
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in August 2010.

Interview Details

I was initially hired on an emergency credential, but subsequently got a clear teaching credential, after which I was immediately hired at Palisades Charter High School after one interview. Most questions had to do with discipline not education...very little of which takes place in most LAUSD schools. I was hired because I had just finished teaching for 7 years in France and had gotten my clear credential in 2 quarters. The school I was hired to teach at was high performing when compared to the vast majority of failing LAUSD public schools. The thing that is most frustrating is that it would be easier to fix the problems than to maintain the failure, but there are political reasons for the latter.

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  • Most questions had to do with discipline not education...very little of which takes place in most LAUSD schools. I was hired because I had just finished teaching for 7 years in France and had gotten my clear credential in 2 quarters. The school I was hired to teach at was high performing when compared to the vast majority of failing LAUSD public schools. The thing that is most frustrating is that it would be easier to fix the problems than to maintain the failure, but there are political reasons for the latter.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
No negotiation. Your are ranked in exclusively based on credential, years of service at any school, and units beyond your BA and teaching credential. You top out on the salary scale with 10 years of service, but there are several minor career increments thereafter.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience

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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    its was simple as far as meeting with the district to get fingerprinted, and processed. The interview comes from the school site

    Interview Questions
    • basic interview questions regarding situational workplace questions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    I was hired at the school and told to go downtown to process the paperwork. After an hour drive in traffic I was told that the person I had an appointment with had gone for a root canal and would be back in 3 hours. I asked if there was someone else who could process my paperwork and the backup person told me that I couldn't be hired at that school because I am white and their numbers were out of compliance. I waited for the original person and he used a different calculator, so the numbers came out OK!

    Interview Questions
    • How do you control difficult students?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Twelve years ago I submitted a cover letter and resume and copies of my transcripts to the main office downtown in Los Angeles. I had a fifteen minute interview with the director of the adult education program. It was a very low key interview. It seemed more like a formality than anything else. Afterwards, I remember having to fill out a large amount of paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating. Instructors pay is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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