Mooresville Graded School District
3.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.mgsd.k12.nc.us Mooresville, NC 500 to 999 Employees

Mooresville Graded School District Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014

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Learning Experience

Lead Teacher (Former Employee)
Mooresville, NC

I worked at Mooresville Graded School District full-time for more than a year

ProsThe Leadership has great vision and will provide excellent support to their teachers.

ConsSome of the chains of command are difficult to understand and are constantly changing.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe clear about expectations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Small town district opening doors world-wide, the MGSD leads the way in innovative instructional strategies.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mooresville Graded School District

ProsCommunity pride in schools with support for teachers & staff members
Empowering of teachers to think outside the box
Providing for multiple needs of students
Strong advocates for the arts

ConsIncreasing student enrollment numbers lead to larger class sizes
Small district pains for finding funding (the MGSD competes with another school district for county funds)

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to empower your teachers to lead within the district across all academic & artistic fields.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Students scores are king; teachers are serfs

Teacher (Former Employee)

I worked at Mooresville Graded School District full-time

ProsSmall town, so many polite students

ConsExpectation that teachers report for 6:30 AM, late notice faculty meetings
Unusually cliquey, passive agressive faculty
Angry parents confronting great teachers who teach for the love of students
Lack of support from administration
HR quietly discounting your years' experience so they can pay you less
Lack of direct "correction" from supervisors-instead, finding out they're unhappy with your performance through gossip
Emphasis on glossy media image, rather than actual student learning
Threatening pressure to "volunteer" for after school/evening/weekend events
Lack of awareness that the Civil Rights Movement took place

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice, small school district...great if you love implementing technology in your classroom!

Teacher (Former Employee)
Mooresville, NC

I worked at Mooresville Graded School District

ProsMacbooks for all teachers and for every student in grades 4-12
District is small, so things can be accomplished in an efficient manner
Fantastic resources and facilities
Friendly staff

ConsThere aren't many drawbacks to this district other than with it being a small district, it is harder to obtain enough professional development that will satisfy your license renewal requirements. PD was usually geared towards technology which made it harder to fulfill reading credit requirements.

Discipline was a little lax in regards to misuse of the laptops.

Methods to improving EOG test scores seem reactive rather than proactive.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a no tolerance policy towards misuse of laptops.

To raise test scores, begin remediation efforts sooner.

Offer more non technology related professional development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place

Teacher (Former Employee)

I worked at Mooresville Graded School District

ProsI thought the staff was great and supportive. Very relaxed but effective school to work in. Small class size. Lots of supplies available. Great parent support.

ConsBetter communication between staff and teachers. Sometimes the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing so to speak.

Advice to Senior ManagementDuring this time of cut backs and budget problems it's best to be upfront and honest about everything with the staff members. Don't hide things until the last minute. It's always best to explain why things have to change and what we can do about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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