Aldine Independent School District

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Aldine Independent School District Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very busy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with some good people and job satisfaction in improving school conditions.

    Cons

    It is easy to be overworked depending on who your supervisor is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Finance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District

    Pros

    Great team support from fellow staff memebers in department.

    Cons

    Bad supervision, manager's anger taken out to extreems on employees. Screeming and yelling cause for a very tense work environment. To much favoritism around work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your employees are employees not children, do not speak about other individuals to other employees. Provide more payment towards your paraprofessionals in the HR aspect in order to retain good valuable workers.

  3.  

    Good place to teach

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aldine has a nice work environment, people is really friendly and helpful and salaries are higher than other school districts in the Houston Area.

    Cons

    There is a lot of paper work for teachers and a lot of testing, which reduce the time of real teaching.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more support for teachers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Unprofessional

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great training opportunities
    Reasonable pay
    Opportunity for growth
    Location to living
    Current

    Cons

    Horrible Benefits
    Autrocious Students (beyond what a well-developed educator can assist with)
    Lack of Respect for the profession
    INVEST (appraisal system) another way to make teachers slaves to the job and for students to accept responsibility for their own learning
    Unprofessional staff members, especially at certain campuses (Nimitz, would have to be one of the worst)
    The "favorite" game is often played and a means for determining job titles.
    Cover-up- try harder to keep things out of the news than to fix problems that are news worthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the professionalism of teachers who are educating these children, starting with administrators. Hold the students more accountable for their learning and achievement...you are not producing the "Nation's Best", these kids are being set up for failure becasue we take from the teachers and give to the students. Reconsider "motivational theory".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Teacher standpoint- Too much work, not enough time

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary package comparable to nearby districts
    Smaller more intimate district
    Potential for advancement

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount
    Endless testing
    Countless meetings
    Under appreciation of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all need to consider and keep in mind that a healthy work-life balance is necessary for optimal employee performance. Numerous studies have proven that a well rounded employee is one who has proper balance, not just constantly working. No teacher should be held accountable for having a life outside of the school. After all, without families there would be no students to educate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aldine ISD is the most authentic district in the state of Texas.

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    Current Employee - Secondary English Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary English Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The kids are what make this district shine. With a healthy blend of all ethnicities and a passion to help foreign students from various countries learn what they need, Aldine ISD get high marks for this. That alone earned the district a 5-star rating. Regardless of the Cons and Advice to Management that I list below, I love this district because it gives teachers a chance to grow, but at the same the district will have your back if things get thick. A lot of school districts will hang teachers and paraprofessionals out to dry if there is controversy or even a known mistake, but this district is THE fairest of them all. I love Aldine!

    Cons

    Older campuses lack ability to integrate with new technological requirements throughout the building. Also, older campuses are often neglected (i.e. burned out bulbs in classrooms, poor A/C systems, caked up dust in ventilation, and an overworked custodial crew). INVEST, the new lesson plan format (2 pages long each day!), and building principals/administration teams that are pressured from top down to perform miracles through teachers that in turn receive pressure. Something has to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers are not thrilled about INVEST -- consider revamping it or losing it altogether. Give veteran teachers a pay raise. New teachers are now making $50,000, while teachers who have been busting their behind for more than a decade are barely making $50,000. Between dealing with Title I, AYP, and At-Risk work environments, teachers need to be paid a bit more. You will notice a HUGE improvement in teacher morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Taught two years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District

    Pros

    Will hire a new teacher with no experience.
    Provide professional development
    Helps you to learn classroom mgmt

    Cons

    Challenging students
    Overload of paperwork
    Unsafe environment

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horribleeeeeee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aldine Independent School District

    Pros

    Nothing positive about Aldine ISD, they are racists with no leadership

    Cons

    everything, no leadership, no goals, no respect for the teachers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Teacher Training

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities for teacher trainings is this district.

    Cons

    Many training are during the school day when students are in class. Need more none students days so students are not getting sub teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Plenty of available resources

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Aldine Independent School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of educational staff and support for student success. Many available on-line and hardcopy resources for the principals and teachers to implement into practice.

    Cons

    Moves slow on the learning curve. To conservative and cautious, waiting to see what the other districts in the area are going to do or how they will react to the latest educational drift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close the gap between administrative and teacher pay scales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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