Arlington Independent School District

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Arlington Independent School District Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
18 Reviews
3.5
18 Reviews
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Arlington Independent School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Not what it used to be

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

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

    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
  11.  

    Well, at least it's a job

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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