Loudoun County Public Schools
4.3 of 5 17 reviews
www.loudoun.k12.va.us Broadlands, VA 5000+ Employees

Loudoun County Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014

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    I have been a high school social studies teacher for three years in LCPS

    High School Social Studies Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsThere's the good stuff that comes with most districts in Northern VA (mostly good kids, new buildings/infrastructure/growth, job security, etc.).

    Some perks that are specific to LCPS include not having to make up the many snow days that are called, traffic/commuting is easier if you live within the county, and the high schools don't start until 9AM so you can walk in and teach feeling mostly awake.

    ConsInferiority complex with Fairfax County Public Schools. Poor pay, among the lowest in the Washington DC area. While it's transitioning into less of a politically conservative county, the Board of Supervisors don't give the School Board enough money to work with considering the wealth that is found in the county. Seems as if many households in the county want their kids to get an exceptional education but don't want to pay slightly higher taxes for it. The county doesn't recruit enough teachers from upper-echelon universities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith a new superintendent coming in, I hope he focuses on promoting educational technology, improving bandwidth, limiting class sizes, and advocating for higher teacher pay in order to keep the best teachers from leaving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Ashburn, VA

    ProsThe area has great students and the schools are fairly new/equipped with appropriate technology.

    ConsPay raises are far and few between. You could work in a neighboring district and make far more money. Class sizes are very large. Lots of new initiatives without proper follow through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work!

    Guidance Secretary (Current Employee)
    Purcellville, VA

    ProsI am a secretary at a high school. It is a very rewarding post that I enjoy greatly.

    ConsI wish that upward mobility was more within my grasp.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease value your employees in an honest way, treat them like family and you will never go wrong.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Leesburg, VA

    ProsIdeal location for an easy commute.

    ConsLack of technology available to students and teachers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Special Education Teacher (Former Employee)
    Sterling, VA

    ProsOverall positive co-workers, great training and material supports. Availability of administration if needed. Parents were very involved with classroom and readily volunteered. Technology was available and required in classroom instruction--very helpful supports from assistive technology department whenever you needed them.

    ConsToo many after school demands--teacher meetings, school events, committees, etc.--that could easily extend your work day to 12 hours. Along with other teaching duties (lesson planning, etc) meant that work-life balances were difficult to maintain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI liked the principal and assistant principal at my school--very supportive and encouraging!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supportive School Environment with great support structure

    Volunteer BEARS Mentor (Former Employee)
    Sterling, VA

    Prosgreat faculty support
    welcoming environment
    excellent opportunities for students to feel encouraged
    outstanding administrative support to volunteer tutors
    material provided suit students well
    Students seem to enjoy the program

    ConsFrom my personal perspective, there are zero to few cons about this position. It is well planned out with thought given to the support of the children in the program and support / materials provided for the tutors. I can't say enough about the positive work structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing to support your volunteers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo-workers and administration are really friendly in general.

    ConsToo much paper work required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a good experience. Just have to find a way in.

    Special Education Teacher (Current Employee)
    Ashburn, VA

    ProsBenefits are excellent. Pay is good for teachers.

    ConsThere could be more shared planning time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDepends on school how management operates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Teach

    Certified Teachers (Current Employee)
    Ashburn, VA

    ProsSupportive administrators, decent benefits and reasonable parents...

    ConsNormal overwhelming paperwork and outside work that needs to be done in order to teach children...

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good experience for a teacher

    Teacher (Former Employee)
    Ashburn, VA

    ProsThe administration at my school was very respectful of the teachers. They encouraged teachers to take an active role in the community. They were supportive in dealing with students and parents.

    ConsTeaching never pays as much as it should, considering the long hours teachers put in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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