DeKalb County School System

www.dekalb.k12.ga.us
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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Benefits, Salary, Vacation time, Advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • Many teachers are hard working and want the best for the students (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Too much nepotism in the administration (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Substitute Teacher

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DeKalb County School System part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you don't like a school, you are able to immediately transfer to another on.

    Cons

    No disciplinary system in place after Elementary school. The upper level kids are allowed to do and say whatever they want. Full time staff shows no professional respect to substitutes.

    Advice to Management

    Show more support to substitutes.

  2. Operational Specialist Accountant

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    Current Employee - Operatialist in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Operatialist in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Realiable income summer vacation, spring, and christmas breaks.

    Cons

    no raises in seven to eight years.

  3. I enjoyed working with this company because I love children. They are full of energy and love to ask questions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    I would tell a friend about the split shifts. We do 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the even.

    Cons

    Learn how to communication with the parents and school system about policies.

    Advice to Management

    Time off polices should be discuss at the meeting, how we can improve our personal growth and work - life balance.

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  5. Teaching is rewarding, but not respected and underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in North DeKalb, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in North DeKalb, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Teaching students and seeing them grow every year.

    Cons

    Teachers are scape goats in society. Parents don't have any accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers what they are worth and stop the age old statement "Teachers are underpaid".

  6. DeKalb County Schools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people.
    A variety of programs for students.

    Cons

    DeKalb stopped paying into the agreed Tax Shelter. DeKalb does not pay into social security.
    First raise in 5 years was one percent..
    HR department is not supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Honor your word, Improve the HR Department.

  7. Dekalb County School System

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    Current Employee - Custodian
    Current Employee - Custodian

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement plan are a plus.

    Cons

    They haven't given a cost of living increase or step increase in several years. Thus you feel like you're working in a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly and show that you actually care about the welfare of your employees.

  8. Student Support Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeKalb County School System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There was alot of peer support.

    Cons

    Overall, the administrative offices has alot of dysfunction as a result of a recent scandal.

  9. It's all about the administrative team. Schools with great principals are great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    Some schools are in the top five in Georgia & the top ten in the nation.

    Cons

    Past financial mismanagement has left lasting scars. Has affected everything from physical school improvement to teacher salaries & workload.

  10. NOT WORTH IT

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Lithonia, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    hours of work were sufficent

    Cons

    they play the favorites game, you have to fight for field trips,THEY DONT TAKE OUT SOCIAL SECURITY

  11. Its challenging at times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System

    Pros

    A pay check every two weeks.

    Cons

    Keeping the school clean.

    Advice to Management

    Im a dependable & hard working person.

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