Colton Joint Unified School District

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Colton Joint Unified School District Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
7 Reviews
3.3
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Certificated teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team collaboration, always feel comfortable asking for ideas through district. Great support from administrators. Great peers, and sense of community.

    Cons

    The biggest hurdle to get over is the ever changing curriculum ( or new acronym, or gadget, or program) it does feel as though the district throws money at different things to see what sticks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas. Details are important, COMMUNICATION is important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience as Substitute Teacher at Colton Unifiied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Colton, CA
    Former Contractor - Substitute Teacher in Colton, CA

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs available, worked daily. Opportunity for long term assignments if they see you're a good sub and hard worker. Friendly staff at most schools...good schools, great employer over all.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of...I never had any complaints!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Change is slow and there is no ability to move up unless you are a teacher and/or related to someone.

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility if you are non-management since you are protected by a union.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, change is not acceptable to most, promotions are political and not based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people in management positions who are not teachers. Need a good balance. Placing teachers in management positions with no business training/background is the reason why old processes are in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly environment but no room for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nutrition Service Worker I in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Nutrition Service Worker I in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Colton Joint Unified School District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible time off
    If you work full time benefits are paid for.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on taking care of employees and their needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great District

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Colton, CA

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small class size (20-1 in k-3 and 30-1 in grades 4-6). Fully paid benefits.

    Cons

    Teaching to the state test - no time to do fun things. Teachers given a daily schedule outlining when to teach each subject - little to no flexibility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    fine without the politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colton, CA

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District

    Pros

    Make a difference to kids

    Cons

    politics; decision made based on politics and not what is best for kids and district

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  8.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substitue Teacher
    Current Employee - Substitue Teacher

    I have been working at Colton Joint Unified School District

    Pros

    A lot of school and can work everyday

    Cons

    Kids can be tough to work with.

    Recommends

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