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Arlington Independent School District Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
20 Reviews
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Arlington Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
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  1.  

    Teacher's Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Arlington Independent School District

    Pros

    Benefits are great. It's a wonderful job to have while raising your family as you are off work when your children are off. If you find a school to work at that is close to home that is another benefit. There is always room to grow and learn new skills if you are willing to move around to different departments.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good; however, if you work Summer School or find a job during the Summer months will make up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very Poor Management, Terrible Work/Life Balance.

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    Former Contractor - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, TX
    Former Contractor - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Arlington Independent School District as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Bowie High School. The interior of the building is lovely with plants and lots of light. The student population is interestingly diverse.

    Cons

    While a portion of the problem was the cuts made by the Texas legislature to education, mismanagement was the largest source of teacher stress. Management treats teachers as if they are less reputable than students, which is something of a general trend in education currently. There is no respect for teacher time and management often ask teachers to work longer because of poor planning and organization on their part. Administrators bullied some teachers and were condescending to all of us. The worst work environment I have ever endured including my teen years in fast food management. I know that teaching is challenging in general everywhere, but this was really quite awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I would not know where to begin to start. Morale was so bad, the environment so jaded and negative, I don't know how it would be possible to turn it around. I think it would take an honest trustworthy principal who was fully supported by upper level management as opposed to being under constant threat and passing that threat along to his/her teachers. The district has so turned to threats and negativity I'm not sure how you could turn it around. I did not fully realize how awful it was and how much it affected me until I left. I felt like I escaped prison.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It's a great job only if you enjoy working around children.

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    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Arlington Independent School District part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It a good job if you have children you will be off on all the school holidays. This means that you will get to spend more time with your children on major holidays.

    Cons

    The time off policies sucks only because not all employees get paid for the holiday off periods. So the Christmas and Summer breaks comes along you will not get paid them days off like a school teacher will or other employees.

    Recommends
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    A good school district to substitute for !

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

    I have been working at Arlington Independent School District full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Im able to choose the days I would like to substitute.

    Cons

    When there are bad weather days, holidays you will be compensated.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great place to learn how to tutor students, and they offer training sessions.

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    Former Employee - AVID Tutor in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - AVID Tutor in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Arlington Independent School District part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    AISD provides different locations to work at, and are very flexible with their schedule.

    Cons

    Some job locations may be at two different places, when picking up more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Clerk

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

    I have been working at Arlington Independent School District full-time (more than a year)

    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
  8.  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, TX

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

    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
  9.  

    Positive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arlington Independent School District

    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
  10.  

    reactive, not proactive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    most people I work with are fabulous and concerned.

    Cons

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

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    Teaching

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

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

    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

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