Dallas Independent School District

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Dallas Independent School District Reviews in Texas

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
109 Reviews
2.6
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Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The vacation time and paid time off is good but not any better than any other district in Dallas, Texas (in 5 reviews)

  • i really like working with students (in 3 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the school district you want to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for being a teacher.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Rewarding if you have a heart for helping kids.

    Cons

    struggling administration across the district

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep kids in mind first!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    I could not believe this place! Run don't even think about applying....oh wait they already filled the position...smh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Controller in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Data Controller in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The time off helps to tip the scale just a little.

    Cons

    They don't update the opening like a professional organization should. You don't know your salary until AFTER you have accepted the position. The benefits are so expensive you would be better off paying out of pocket. The salary & how they conduct promotions are unbelievable. This district is too big to be handled like a corner store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fresh faces, fresh ideas that benefit all not just Mike Miles!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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 (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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    a time to exit

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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
  7. 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 (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
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overwhelming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bilingual in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (less than an 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

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