Henry County (Georgia) Schools

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Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good students and parental support.

    Cons

    Henry has very little technology!


  2. Henry County Schools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry County (Georgia) Schools full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A few great teachers and principals

    Cons

    Most concerned with themselves and a paycheck, not students

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on evaluations and politics


  3. Teaching

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Henry County (Georgia) Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Analyzing performance data to differentiate instruction. Blended learning classrooms. Before and after school tutoring. Using research based strategies in lesson planning.

    Cons

    Paperwork! Paperwork! Paperwork!, Lack of after school transportation for students (wanting to participate in extracurricular activities), Bus Duty and Lunch Duty.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear and high expectations. Surround yourselves with great people. Train student teachers and TAPP teachers, only with exemplary teachers.


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  5. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great calendar, mostly good schools

    Cons

    We are overworked and overwhelmed!


  6. Not all that great!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools

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

    Pros

    No micromanagement from the top down to the individual schools. Usually there's some flexibilities in how schools and classrooms can modify the assignment to improve conditions at the school level.

    Cons

    The system is 10-20 years behind current methods and practices when it's involving technology and resources to assist the teachers and students daily. Usually, decisions are made to save money and not invest it in the children and teachers. At this date, progress monitoring on the students are done with outdated xerox papers when ten years ago a neighboring county had palm pilots and a computerized system to collect the data.

    Advice to Management

    Since textbooks aren't being purchased, and technology for the students/teachers are not adequate, it would be nice to see funds diverted back to the students/classrooms.


  7. 7 years of working with EBD students.

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

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The administrator really love students and wants them to do well. Helpful colleaques, and staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Like every school we have our share of teachers who do not love students. Paper work really gets in the way of instruction at times, and the communication skills of administration is not servant leadership, which I prefer.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with staff faculty before you decide to move them, at least make them think they were part of the process.


  8. Henry County School

    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Locust Grove, GA
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Locust Grove, GA

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One thing about Henry County Schools is that they are constantly looking for ways to make teaching better. Leadership seems to be very supportive of the teachers.

    Cons

    The pay is a little lower than some of the other districts that are closer to downtown Atlanta. In most buildings, it is hard to get cell phone reception.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the software programs used for education should be piloted and reviewed more thoroughly before purchasing them.


  9. Good Place to be

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    Current Employee - Science Teacher in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Science Teacher in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people working within the schools. Not as hectic as the bigger districts. Out of the city but not too far.

    Cons

    Out of the city but just too far if you really want to take advantage of Atlanta city life. Changing with every whim from the top, trying to prove they're doing something about education.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep blaming the teachers and don't keep changing the system. Let the teachers teach so the shildren can learn and develop a strong foundation of knowledge and skill.


  10. great school system

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

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    parents are supportive, competitive salary, building is clean, good resources, kids are good for the most part!

    Cons

    short lunch breaks! paper work!


  11. A lot of work, not a lot of pay

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Henry County (Georgia) Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, lots of time off due to school breaks

    Cons

    A lot of work, especially in the special education department; very low pay for the hours worked; furlow days cut the pay even more; little appreciation shown for the hard work put in by staff

    Advice to Management

    If pay doesn't get improved, at least show more appreciation for the staff



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