Cherry Creek Schools Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Excellent District

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle School Language Arts Teacher in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Middle School Language Arts Teacher in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Effective, responsive administration; excellent Human Resources; district-wide commitment to effective, responsive practices both in building, and at the district level; excellent colleagues with a professional mindset; opportunities to grow within district.

    Cons

    Long hours and overlapping commitments; limited plan time because of excessive, often irrelevant meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to restore full planning time to teachers; increase teacher choice and differentiation of professional development opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Current School Systems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vision and expectations are high.

    Cons

    Overworking employees with little to no compensation. Not allowing for enough time to learn new techniques before another one is added.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs more training in communication - tone and status awareness in stressful situations. Not adding to already full plates until necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Great Teaming Poor Treatment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PEP Early Childhood Teacher in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - PEP Early Childhood Teacher in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great teaming experience between specialists, teachers, and assistance. Good work schedule

    Cons

    Hourly pay, no benefits, not paid year round, paid once a month, state requires 15 hours continuing education credits but they require some ridiculous training-like watching a promo for a private company- during your scheduled plan time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating and paying your ECE Teachers like the great Teachers they are. Less trainings, 40 hours paid time, benefits. Its the only district that works this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Changes within district.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's one of the better school districts in the state, good salary.

    Cons

    New upper level district administrators hired from neighboring districts which are not teacher friendly.

  6. Good secure job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools

    Pros

    Retirement, security, benefits as a whole, vacation, paid time off.

    Cons

    Too political, sometimes hard to get beneficial things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work closer with employees.

  7. Excellent place to drive a bus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Best training you'll find
    - High concern for training
    - Pays higher than surrounding school bus companies
    - Buses are well maintained
    - You have great advocates to help with student management

    Cons

    - Driver lounges can be full of negativity and complaining
    - Some schools can be really difficult to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend giving a raise to your standby drivers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Math Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools

    Pros

    Excellent Schools with a great culture.

    Cons

    Pressure for students to perform can be stressful

  9. Administration tries to hold down administrative costs while also being fiscally conservative with a longer-term view.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good people who work here.

    Cons

    Increasingly becoming VERY PC driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being driven by Political Correctness does NOT demonstrate strong leadership.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. Worked as a sub in the school kitchens.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Substitute Worker in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Kitchen Substitute Worker in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Could work when I wanted and not work if I didn't want to or had previous engagements.

    Cons

    Very hard, physical job. Kitchens are on a skeleton crew. Many kitchens now have the kitchen crew performing custodial duties in the kitchens before they leave for the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the kitchens the staffing they need! This way everyone can perform their job and feel decent when they leave in the afternoon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very employee and family friendly.

    Cons

    Many many initiatives at once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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