Dallas Independent School District
2.7 of 5 81 reviews
www.dallasisd.org Dallas, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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43% Approve of the CEO

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles

Mike Miles

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging and Rewarding

Teacher (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsRewarding if you have a heart for helping kids.

Consstruggling administration across the district

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep kids in mind first!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not the school district you want to work in

Teacher (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay is decent for being a teacher.

ConsPoor feedback, mismanagement at every level. Kids are pretty difficult

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dallas, TX

I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

ProsManagement is very detail and really into each employee bettering themselves. You have the opportunity to grow and transfer to other departments within the district. I like the fact that beyond the drama you see on the TV, many employee really love what they do and desire to bring their best to work everyday!

ConsIn any job you have the good and bad. I really don't have any..

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop and train employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a time to exit

Teacher (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsSummers off and great teachers to work with.

ConsMicromanaging Principals and Executive Directors, LOs and DOLs.

Advice to Senior ManagementTeachers respond much better to support and encouragement rather than a barrage of negative feedback.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed my first 23 years, however, when Mike Miles came, things got much worst.

Principal (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsI liked working with the teachers and students.

ConsToo much paper work from central office

Advice to Senior ManagementMake changes a little at a time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Custodian (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Dallas Independent School District part-time for less than a year

ProsWonderful People to work for

ConsLarge school district difficult to get paper work completed

Advice to Senior ManagementClear communication works wonders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't apply here.

Elementary Teacher (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsYou will learn how a school district shouldn't be managed. You will learn what bad pedagogy looks like and experience bogus methodologies.

ConsIt's an education version of FoxConn! The current management is destroying everything that worked in the past and running off experienced teachers. Do not apply here. Find a district that isn't focused on high-stakes testing.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease leave town.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overwhelming

Bilingual (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey have a great bilingual program. Summer vacations and breaks are very good. Many good teachers.

ConsThere is too much pressure on teachers. You have to work 10-12 hours a day, with one small break. Too many programs going on at the same time and not enough time. Really tight supervision, and expectations to follow everything by the book, with no flexibility whatsoever.
Everybody is new, many teachers and principals with little or no experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the teachers, not only the students. They are leaving in flocks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be prepared for a lot before you jump in with the district

Teacher (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time for less than a year

ProsA lot of support at the new campus I began working at as a first year teacher.
Pay is very good for a recent college graduate.
Great staff at my specific campus.

ConsPossibly too much teacher training (bi-weekly) after school days.
The district tests out too many unproven methods that just add to the already stressful environment.
Most of the young teachers are only there to pad the resume, the older ones are just finding somewhere to start.
Very long hours (60 a week on average)
All about the state tests, not so much about actually enjoying school.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a new superintendent who actually wants kids to learn and become successful individuals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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it was a wonderful experience.

Consultant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Dallas Independent School District as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe district provided excellent professional development.

ConsI didn't experience any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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