Dallas Independent School District

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Dallas Independent School District Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
113 Reviews
2.5
113 Reviews
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Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles
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46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • i really like working with students (in 3 reviews)

  • The vacation time and paid time off is good but not any better than any other district in Dallas, Texas (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Little support for teachers when it comes to discipline issues (in 3 reviews)

  • Feels like central office has no idea of what really happens in the classroom (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I love working for the district. It has good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Have to bring a lot of work home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dallas is full of politics

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing about teaching in Dallas is June, July, and August

    Cons

    The company does not support teachers at all. They only support what they feel is best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Present administration's attempt to uniform teaching.....regardless of your past/present successful accomplishments .

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District

    Pros

    A Good, Dedicated District of teachers and most administrators...Excluding the Controversial Superintendent who appears to have a "personal agenda" that does not benefit the District students as well as its teachers.

    Cons

    Present Superintendent ........(read the blogs, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace Superintendent.......Proven Successful Teachers (as indicated by CEIs, etc,), should not have to change their successful teaching pedagogy just to satisfy the unproven and untested approach of a new and yet another Superintendent. The present Superintendent is horrible......READ THE BLOGS, ETC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was good until the last few years then it started to decline.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits are decents and some of the schools are pretty good to work in.

    Cons

    No support from administration. Teachers work long and hard hours and get no support from the superintendent or school administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your principals on how to talk to their teachers and staff personnel. Because some them talk to them like they have no feeling what soever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    The pay is great for a new teacher, and the students are amazing. I worked with a lot of very intelligent, dedicated educators.

    Cons

    My principal made my first year of teaching an absolute nightmare. The district pushed arbitrary policies and offered no support to teachers who were in need of help. Our school was COMPLETELY out of control--veteran teachers felt helpless and unsafe at work, and nobody was willing to help. Instead, teachers were constantly threatened with termination, and everybody was just miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work load is fair. Great place to gain experience in the field.

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    Current Employee - Temp in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Temp in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    stability, great time off, flexible work schedule, work load is manageable, great starting ground for someone just entering the field

    Cons

    limited income growth potential, office culture can be negative at times but this is with any job, poor communication chain of command, expectations of employees are unclear, work environment can be dull

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Average Experience

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many available jobs for teachers

    Cons

    Once hired the process took too long to actually start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the human resources team

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dallas ISD review

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get a chance work with great people, have a good salary, and opportunity to impact the lives of children.

    Cons

    There are a lot of bureaucratic nonsense that goes around. The work load is hefty at times, and there are lots of misconceptions from the community in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and support your teachers. We are the front line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are among the highest in the state.

    Cons

    A lot of recent changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down and let us teach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Micromanagement at it's Best

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    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people, rewarding job. Amount of time away from the job is great and about the only real positive to being a teacher.

    Cons

    Awful pay and benefits, high stress environment. Administration loves to breathe down your neck. Policies come in the form of trends. Next year, there is a new buzz word that will magically solve every problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being hypocritical. Remember what it was like being a teacher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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