Indianapolis Public Schools

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    It's an inner-city school district... it's hard work, rewarding, and fun.

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    I have been working at Indianapolis Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Passionate, creative teaching staff in most schools. There is a real sense of a work "family" and an understanding of working together for the good of the whole. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    New upper management (superintendent) is making a lot of changes, particularly at the mid-management (principal, vice-principal) level, which, in turn, is trickling down to teaching and support staff. As a result, there is much chaos and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Low-income, inner-city children need consistent, caring adults in their lives. Consider working more often to better develop the talents of the existing staff, rather than regularly "cleaning house" and/ or "dancing lemons" as a punishment for low test scores. Students and parents seeing the same faces when they return each fall builds powerful relationships (and raises test scores).

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Indianapolis Public Schools Interviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
Updated Jun 2, 2014

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    Classroom Teacher Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at Indianapolis Public Schools.

    Interview Details

    -I wanted to teach in the townships but could not find a job.
    -Never did I plan on working for IPS, and I applied there in desperation for a job right out of college.
    -So, as a young teacher, I was thrilled to be selected for an interview.
    -I had only one of them before being placed in a school.
    -My principal was not welcoming when I arrived in the summer to meet him, see where I would teach, and begin to set up my classroom.
    -This was the start of my difficult, 10+ years at IPS

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Website www.headlines.ips.k12.in.us
Headquarters Indianapolis, IN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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