Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
26 Reviews

2.9
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Classroom Experience

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Easy to plan, test, be creative.

    Cons

    Evaluation should not have a portion on how a 7 year old perceives his teacher. Test scores should also be looked at and taken into consideration class make up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit me more often and see all the wonderful things I do with my children

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good leadership and great people to work with

    Cons

    You have to stay after school a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Special Education Teacher

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    personal growth, challenges, professional development

    Cons

    limited resources for special education teachers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Classroom teacher

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, lots of training, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of classroom management issues. High burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways for teacher growth and combat burn out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good school system to work in.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary compared to surrounding counties.

    Cons

    Very long hours outside of interact time. Difficult to balance work and family. Never compensated for evening, weekend, or time spent outside on tract hours.

    Recommends
  7.  

    MNPS is corrupt.

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bad experience with this school district.

    Cons

    The district is corrupt and needs to work on professional behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your policies. Reprimand administrators. Follow the law. Do not protect administrators from teachers when they're wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not where I want to stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, TN

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The breaks (although unpaid) are fantastic. And the benefits are great. Other than that there are no perks to working here.

    Cons

    High-crime areas, low pay, little to no parent support for 50% of students, high-need students, demanding hours, your school climate depends on the principal and not all are qualified for their position, lots of politics and red tape, little support for the classroom teachers, central office folks have no idea what goes on in their schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit a real school, in a bad part of town, see what teachers and others go through every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    8th Grade Math Teacher in MNPS middle school.

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    Current Employee - 8th Grade Math Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - 8th Grade Math Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At my school, the teachers do a good job of supporting each other. It has been easy to foster good relationships with other teachers.

    Cons

    Though not entirely bad, the data-driven, "top down" approach to education results in all responsibility falling on the teachers. Thanks to the utopian-minded demands passed down the hierarchical ladder, an exorbitant amount of time and effort is spent by both teachers and students producing documentation and data to "prove" that teachers are effective and students are learning. The result of this lost time is decreased student achievement and development, as students are primarily trained to perform well on standardized testing. Additionally, in removing responsibility from students, a sense of entitlement has developed among the general student population to go along with a diminishing work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many failing students are promoted to the next grade because teachers don't want to deal with behavioral issues two years in a row and administrators don't want their school to look like a failing school. Students who don't pass their grade should not be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My Experience with MNPS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to learn

    Cons

    Poor pay for so many hours to commit

  11.  

    Moving in a horrible direction!

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students can be great when they want to learn. Coworkers are enjoyable as well.

    Cons

    The district is changing all aspects of the way teachers do their job, making it nearly impossible to teach. The bottom line is upping graduation rate, and that all they care about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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