Dallas Independent School District

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Dallas Independent School District Reviews in Texas

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
104 Reviews
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Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles
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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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    Workers Compensation Specialist

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Management 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop and train employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    a time to exit

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Summers off and great teachers to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanaging Principals and Executive Directors, LOs and DOLs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teachers respond much better to support and encouragement rather than a barrage of negative feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Principal  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Principal in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I liked working with the teachers and students.

    Cons

    Too much paper work from central office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes a little at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Custodian  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Custodian in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Wonderful People to work for

    Cons

    Large school district difficult to get paper work completed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication works wonders

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

    Don't apply here.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Please leave town.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overwhelming

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the teachers, not only the students. They are leaving in flocks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Possibly 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need a new superintendent who actually wants kids to learn and become successful individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it was a wonderful experience.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The district provided excellent professional development.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    DISD offers tremendous opportunities if you work hard for students.

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Department Head, Coach  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Department Head, Coach in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    DISD has amazing students, and I believe they have the right leadership in place now. The district suffered previously from some corrupt leaders. Excellent growth opportunities if you network and lead your students to gains.

    Cons

    Long hours if you do your job right, but the children make it worth it. Pay for performance money began to run out, and I do not know where they stand on this now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure your principals are ethical people motivating their staff in the right ways. Teachers like clear expectations and transparent leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at Dallas Independent School District.

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

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My best reasons for working with the district. {1} Enjoyed working with the kids and staff. {2} I also felt like I had a purpose in the community.

    Cons

    The various teachers lay-offs. And the news rules that have been in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work with the limited funds that you do have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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