Arlington Independent School District
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Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Arlington Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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My overall experience with AISD has been a positive one.

Teacher (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA

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

ProsOpportunities to grow your craft are abundant.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arlington Independent School District

ProsColleague relationships, collaboration, teambuilding opportunities

ConsDemanding schedule, no respect for work-life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementSupport career growth opportunities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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reactive, not proactive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

Prosmost people I work with are fabulous and concerned.

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

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Special Ed Teacher (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Well, at least it's a job

Teacher (Former Employee)
Arlington, TX

I worked at Arlington Independent School District full-time

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District

ProsMost staff care about kids and are very good educators.

ConsSome areas are behind for such a large district.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So much work, so little time.

Science Teacher (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District

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

ConsToo much standardized testing and paper work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fine Opportunity

Substitute Teacher (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District

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

ConsSubstitute Pay, little chance of landing a permanent spot

Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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!

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AISD has great people, pay them what they are worth

Physical Therapist (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District

ProsEmphasis on continuing education and that is paid for. Lots of time off (summer break, holidays) Short work day compared to most places of employment. Emphasis is on service delivery and not profit.

ConsLeadership does not completely understand what related services are doing. Pay is not as good as private sector.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to learn what the related services are doing and, specifically, the federal and state laws that are governing our scope.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its a great place to work for!1!

Intern (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

I have been working at Arlington Independent School District

ProsWe get to participate in our children's lives and we also are in a great position to influence the decision. Depending on the school some of the kids can be great others are very bad so be sure to pick the school that you go to very wisely or else you could regret it.

ConsThere is limited funding also there are a lot of laws that protect the children from abuse limiting the teaches ability to do a great job. There is always Testing and you have to worry about teaching to the TAKS test so that we can stay acknowledged. witch i do not think is bad it is just a burden.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo put ethics in front of everything. To be an example to the students you are being the best that you can be also to watch funding to make sure it is actually being spent on students

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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