Cherry Creek Schools Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Worked as a sub in the school kitchens.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Substitute Worker  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Kitchen Substitute Worker in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools part-time for 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
  3.  

    Great District

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    Current Employee - Math Teacher  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Education and Teacher Care about Students

    Cons

    Too many standardized assessments given to students.

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools

    Pros

    They have been very flexible with schedules and have let me learn and grow over the years.

    Cons

    Pay, the pay is below average for classified positions. Licensed staff is compensated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review compensation and benefits for classified positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    An excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher  in  Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Schools are site based rather than district admin based. District is committed to cutting edge education and keeping class sizes low. Excellent job working with tight budgets in a state that does not put much money into education.

    Cons

    Like any school, pay is not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good schools are good, bad schools are terrible

    Former Employee - Special Education  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Special Education in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing district with deep pockets of money.
    There are some terrific schools with great teachers and administration.

    Cons

    Public Education stress and difficulties.
    Parental money means parental control and coddling.
    Grade padding is highly encouraged, I consider this a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your principals and what happens when you are not looking.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Stable School District to Work In

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    stable, strong school board, community passes bonds for continued funding, decent salary scale, decent professional development, site-based management/choice

    Cons

    the typical stresses associated with public education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Substitute teaching is an interesting experience here

    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Cherry Creek Schools part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The preschools are some of the best around.

    Cons

    High level of effort needed to ensure adequate communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong leadership at the top. Encourage lower level administrators to follow your lead.

  10.  

    Former Cherry Creek High School Student and Current Employee

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional Educator  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional Educator in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    This is a good school district.

    Cons

    There is not much diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more diverse candidates and provide a more welcoming educational environment for all people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Teacher, High School  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher, High School in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at Cherry Creek Schools

    Pros

    Adequate time off for planning.
    Great people to work with in terms of colleagues.
    Summers off
    They will accomodate almost any professional development training you would like to attend.
    They have great test scores.
    They are experiencing success with closing the achievement gap.
    They are committed to excellence in terms of preparing all kids for college.
    There are many resources, despite enormous budget cuts to public education.

    Cons

    Administration will jump on ANY academic bandwagon that knocks on the door - they are on board with "school reform" to the point where they are obsessive about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat EOPs and support staff with dignity and respect and assume that your teachers are wonderful people who are truly committed to completing a life's mission of educating children - not people who arrive to work with the sole intent of completing as work little as possible to make it through the day and go unnoticed. I would say 95% of us aren't like that.

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