DeKalb County School System

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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
40 Reviews
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    It's a Job!

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Lithonia, GA

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

    Pros

    Having time off All Summer good for Vacation time.

    Cons

    Interaction with Students and Parents is sometime Negative.

    Recommends
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    career equivalent of spousal abuse

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    its a job i guess

    Cons

    achievement not recognized.
    they treat you like crap then wont let you out of a contract when i got another job offerthat was proportion and more money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Poor management, too big

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

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Caring teachers and school level administrators
    Still has special areas (music, pe, art, etc)
    Many families are truly invested in making the school district better

    Cons

    The school district always seems to be in dire financial straights. And when they make cut-backs, they get rid of really amazing employees solely because they have been there the least amount of time. They keep poor, ineffective teachers even though there is no union presence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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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 (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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Employees are good to work with.

    Cons

    Nepotism and Cronyism reign severely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 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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