Arlington Independent School District

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Arlington Independent School District Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
15 Reviews

3.3
15 Reviews
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Arlington Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
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  1.  

    Clerk

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    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    So much support is available from staff.

    Cons

    It took a really long time to start working after I got hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    District offers competitive pay and good training opportunities. Large district so chance for transfers but favor outside hiring.

    Cons

    Principals have poor leadership skills, most do not appropriately support teachers, student discipline is discouraged by leadership (new policy this year is placing most discipline on individual teachers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The success of your schools and district as a whole falls on the shoulders of your teachers. You are running off seasoned and specialized teachers for generalists that have minimal knowledge of content areas. You are allowing principals to bully teachers. By tying the hands of teachers you are allowing misconduct to dictate the classroom and take away the educational environment for those that want to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleague relationships, collaboration, teambuilding opportunities

    Cons

    Demanding schedule, no respect for work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support career growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    reactive, not proactive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    most people I work with are fabulous and concerned.

    Cons

    Reactive not proactive. Would like to see more "outside the box" thinking.

  6.  

    Teaching

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    Current Employee - Special Ed Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Special Ed Teacher in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    It's a very rewarding job that involves a decent amount of time off and a lot of opportunity to help others.

    Cons

    The red tape of the public school system is an unbelievable pain that is hurting students all across the nation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Well, at least it's a job

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    - They pay better than a lot of area districts
    - Standard teacher schedule (i.e. summers "off", 2 weeks at Christmas, Spring Break)
    - You will have a lot of dedicated co-workers who understand they are in a uphill battle

    Cons

    - Unless you are at Martin, be prepared for minimal parental involvement/support
    - Ridiculous amounts of standardized testing, even more than what the state/feds require
    - Mind-boggling decisions from higher-ups that make you wonder if they ever were in a classroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get uniforms for the lower performing high schools (i.e. Sam & Lamar)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My overall experience with AISD has been a positive one.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow your craft are abundant.

    Cons

    Disseminating pertinent information has not been a strong suit.
    Program follow thru is weak

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most staff care about kids and are very good educators.

    Cons

    Some areas are behind for such a large district.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So much work, so little time.

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Teachers for the most part are allowed to design lessons as they see fit- working within a scope and sequence provided by the distrcit.

    Cons

    Too much standardized testing and paper work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fine Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Good schools, well organized situation on every campus, good to decent students in most every class

    Cons

    Substitute Pay, little chance of landing a permanent spot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't follow the big districts. Serve every student, and maximize opportunities for all, but don't water down standards. Please, keep Arlington's philosophy of Education as conservative as possible!

    Approves of CEO

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