Mapleton Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Love this place!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School

    I have been working at Mapleton Public Schools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great little school district with the benefits of a large district and the feel of a family! Great people all around! From the very top of the organization and throughout the district - people care about on another!

    Cons

    Not enough money to meet the needs!

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there. Thanks for keeping our school board positive.


  2. Teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

    I worked at Mapleton Public Schools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small school district creates a sense of community. Leaders have great intentions and support staff to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Constant change is difficult to deal with. Teacher and student turnover is high. Class size is too large. Students with emotional issues and behavior problems need to be supported more.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce class size so that teachers have the time to really get to know students. Allow teachers some freedom to use their own creativity to reach their students.


  3. Will miss the students, will not miss HR favoritism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mapleton Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Community
    Loved working with the students
    The choices afforded to families is pretty comprehensive given the resources available

    Cons

    There seem to be no discernible standards concerning how HR decides on salaries. Across all levels of staff you will find very strange pay arrangements. It seems that the people the staff in HR likes will get the best pay. The HR manager uses very interesting justifications for the disparities and refuses to negotiate pay.

    They also don't check into people's resumes to verify their qualifications. I know quite a few people without GED's or proper certifications that are employed within their Classified staff. A lot of focus, however imperfect, is placed on their Certified staff, while Classified staff are sort of forgotten. All of the custodians and paraprofessionals I have spoken with feel this way.

    HR also spreads gossip freely in an apparent misunderstanding of the idea that they should treat employee matters with care and confidentiality.

    Advice to Management

    HR Department needs to be completely replaced.


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  5. Obvious nepotism and favoritism from the superintendent down..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mapleton Public Schools

    Pros

    The student population is diverse and offers a rich community feeling.

    Cons

    Some of the population is transient, class lists change quite often

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing the early childhood programs as feeders who are doing work relevant to the test scores 3rd grade and up are pulling in.


  6. Minimal support for new teachers, new evaluation system, superintendent that loves to "switch things up" every few years

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at Mapleton Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    small district, family feel, somewhat competitive salary

    Cons

    small district, lacking funding for support, poor leadership, superintendent likes to change admin regardless of success in all schools, nepotistic at the top, very little support or understanding for new teachers

    Advice to Management

    change everything


  7. It's a positive environment with a small family feeling.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Mapleton Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Teamwork, positive community, high student success and growth

    Cons

    Lots of uncompensated overtime hours



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