DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  • Benefits, Salary, Vacation time, Advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • Most fellow teachers and the kids are a positive (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Some students and parents can be very disrespectful at times (in 2 reviews)

  • The administration is very controlling in the worst possible ways (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was competitive compared to other districts.

    Cons

    The students lacked motivation and the district could have done more to help with discipline issues.


  2. Bus Driver

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Insurance Paid Time Off Helping Kids

    Cons

    Low Pay No A/C on buses

    Advice to Management

    Provide A/C on buses for drivers as well as kids!! It'll help the districts because the drivers want get burnt out as fast! Drivers will make themselves more available for runs, activities, and sport events!


  3. The current state of this school system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you can take off any time insurance is ok

    Cons

    Moral is low no leadership here every man for him or herself

    Advice to Management

    take charge compliment your employees


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  5. Paraprofessional Edcuator

    Current Employee - Certified Paraprofessional Educator in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Paraprofessional Educator in Decatur, GA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great job if you love children and want to be a role-model for them. If you have a desire to try and make a difference in the lives of children DCSS can help.

    Cons

    The children can be very disrespectful at times. The children can sometimes come to school hungry, etc. which will make it difficult for them to learn and concentrate on their studies.


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    Bookkeeper

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One you are hired, unless you resign or retire you Will have a job forever.

    Cons

    DeKalb is top heavy and you cannot advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are in a position that you are not qualified for, leave that postition and get someone qualified to do the job. As educators, it's not about you and your position (power), it's about the children.


  7. DeKalb School of the Arts is an educators dream

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale Estates, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale Estates, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing School, supportive and inspirational leadership. Students are a joy to work with. The best school in the DeKalb County School District.

    Cons

    Long hours. Its hard to maintain life/work balance. Typical day for students in 7:45 - 9 pm during performance season which is most of the school year.


  8. Paraprofessional

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As with working in any school system, you have an opportunity to positively impact the next generation and you have the summers off.

    Cons

    There's a major disconnect between teachers and administration that shows up in student's test scores.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to teachers and parapros more.


  9. Bus Aide

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    Former Employee - Bus Aide in North DeKalb, GA
    Former Employee - Bus Aide in North DeKalb, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable pay, simple, straight forward, no work on the weekends. paid a minimum of 40 hrs/ wk and benefits.

    Cons

    Temperature and climate not ideal for health. Can sometimes deal with difficult students and fellow employees.


  10. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Stone Mountain, GA

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great supervisor and working with children is rewarding

    Cons

    Reduction in force and salary reclassification to lower salaries

    Advice to Management

    current employees should have been grandfathered into their current salaries when salary and position reclassification was implemented. An employee should never have to worry about their salary being lowered when they are working in the same position they've been in for years. Just not fair.


  11. Special Education Teacher

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    Current Employee - Middle School Special Education Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Middle School Special Education Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with a diverse group of eager learner.

    Cons

    The students are given too many standardized test.

    Advice to Management

    Master teacher with over 25 years of working with students and children of all ages.



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