Success Academy Charter Schools

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Great place to work if your desire is to close the achievement gap and create quality schools for all children.

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Current Employee - Lead Teacher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Lead Teacher in New York, NY

I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Unlimited resources, Friendly Staff, Supportive Leadership, Career growth opportunities

Cons

Some parents aren't invested in their scholar's education.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The most successful members of upper management know their employees strengths and support / help improve their weaknesses.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Really high stress, really high rewards.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of support, resources, engaged parents, career growth opportunities

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership, high teacher turnover, shifting priorities, low teacher morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Very low morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Success Academy Charter Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. You're surrounded by adorable and intelligent students. Beautiful aesthetics in the building. Many opportunities for advancement and professional development.

    Cons

    All teachers are extremely overworked. 12-hour work days are the norm. Very, very little prep time during the day, as meetings are held during "prep" periods. Management encourages bizarre competition between teachers, and as a result, morale is low.

    Students are pushed out of the school if they exhibit any negative behaviors or if their data is low. In either case, management will meet with the family to tell them that this school is "just not the right fit for them". If that doesn't work, they will suspend the child ad nauseum or even push them down into a lower grade, so that their exhausted parents give in. It's absurd that this school is publicly funded when it does not serve the population it purports to serve. It is honestly more a school for gifted students than a school working to close the achievement gap. I include this in my review because it contributes to the low morale of the school - your students who you love are constantly being kicked out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your teachers more by making their workday more manageable. This will lead to teacher retention. 6:30am - 6:30pm is not sustainable, as the teacher turnover rate clearly attests. Also, value the children who are told they don't belong at our school. If we can't help them, what are we doing in the education business?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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