DeKalb County School System

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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
38 Reviews
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    Good Company

    Current Employee - Football Videographer
    Current Employee - Football Videographer

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, great supervisor

    Cons

    not enough work, only seasonal

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    Substitute Teaching

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    Former Employee - Supply Teacher  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Teacher in Stone Mountain, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to move around and learn how to help kids on various grade levels as well as assist the teachers

    Cons

    The job is flexible you work when you want to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your Subs, they cover for everyone and get the least.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    didn't care anything about there employer.WENT IT C AME DOWN TO HAVING WHAT WE NEEDED

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver  in  North DeKalb, GA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in North DeKalb, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    training was excellent SCHOOL BUS TRAINING IT'S Was very helpful, and safety was good

    Cons

    to many bosses I mean tell you what to do and not your boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not good on there on policy

    Positive Outlook
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    The actual classroom experience was great, but the management is totally out of control.

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher  in  Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Decatur, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At my school, the students were eager to learn and respectful. My peers worked hard in spite of multiple challenges.

    Cons

    Financial ineptitude at all levels
    Lack of focus on students
    The system is well known for its "friends and family" network and if you are not part of that, you are not valued or promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on the classroom. Hire the best people for the job...not just those in a specific circle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    If you work there, seek something else Immediately

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    Former Employee - Sergeant CID  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Sergeant CID in Stone Mountain, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    Nepotism and Cronyism reign severely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Its great if you are friends with someone high up

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher  in  Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Tucker, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Paid for every non-school function at the district level

    Cons

    1. They do not make teaching and learning their 1. priority
    2. They make hiring decisions based off of friends, family, and black sorority and fraternity ties.
    3. The parents run the schools and the districts, they just fold every time a parent has a complaint right or wrong
    4. They do not give their teachers the appropriate tools to be successful educators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make teaching and learning your number 1 priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teaching itself is rewarding, but doesn't always seem to be appreciated

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher
    Former Employee - High School Teacher

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time

    Pros

    Being able to have a positive impact on students, Working with other teachers, Summers off

    Cons

    Compensation does not reflect the time dedicated, Teachers don't have much of a say in policy/curriculum changes, Healthcare premiums ridiculous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you ask for suggestions from teachers, try to implement some of them so that they know you value what they have to offer . Advocate for your teachers more.

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    Special Education Paraprofessional

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The teachers and staff work hard for and care about the children. It is a good job in that it allows time to spend with your family.

    Cons

    The administration is very controlling in the worst possible ways. Nothing they do helps the students. Everything they do creates more work for the teachers and staff. Class sizes are impossibly large. Accommodations students are supposed to receive are not provided. IEPs are not followed. There are no special education substitute teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to let teachers teach. Cut down the ridiculous class sizes and support the teachers. Hire some substitutes for special education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Teachers are not treated with the respect the job deserves, yet they hold DCSS together!

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most fellow teachers and the kids are a positive. Many teachers are hard working and want the best for the students.

    Cons

    No pay raises, No step increases, No Tax Shelter Contributions, Politics, Poor Leadership at the county level and in some schools, Reverse Discrimination, Awful RTI Process,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the county office and do a forensic audit while actively searching for a new Superintendent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Work Hard and Move up

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver
    Former Employee - Bus Driver

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay, Good Overtime, Off on Weekends

    Cons

    Bad Management and disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to build a good relationship with your drivers

    Recommends

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