Norfolk Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Samuel T. King
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  1. Special Education Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Norfolk Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    There are so many incredibly talented, dedicated teachers working for this school system.

    Cons

    Central administration does not support teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow teachers to be treated poorly by employees in Central Administration.


  2. Upgrade needed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having a love for children and wanting to make a difference their lives is one of the few things that kept me working with the district this long.

    Cons

    The mirco-managing, the inconsistency with expectations, failure to follow through with the children's reprimands and/ or reward systems, low moral.


  3. Work experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Norfolk Public Schools is a rewarding experience. It allows one to feel the direct impact made to the community.

    Cons

    Working for this school system requires a lot of effort, which in turn brings many challenges and growth for an individual.

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints. I am satisfied with the management style and structure. Management does a great job fostering teamwork and work morality.


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  5. Assistant Principal

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    Current Employee - Elementary Assistant Principal in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Elementary Assistant Principal in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent school district. Teachers and administrators are care about the academic and well being of the students.

    Cons

    Support from central administration could be stepped up.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support from the central administration to the schools.


  6. No!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    colleagues are highly qualified

    Cons

    Administrations are more concerned with the numbers than the students. And they wonder why they're the lowest in the state...

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  7. I loved working for Dr. Clark and Mr. Zitt, at Azalea Gardens Middle School.

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    Former Employee - Latin Teacher
    Former Employee - Latin Teacher
    Recommends

    I worked at Norfolk Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was held to a high standard but I was trusted to do my job to the best of my ability. The leadership was professional and helpful. I miss working in such a warm facility.

    Cons

    I was rarely observed and wanted a little more help with growing to become a better teacher.


  8. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very few good kids to teach

    Cons

    Bad kids, obnoxious parents, terrible administrators


  9. It has definitely been an experience and not necessarily a good one!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Me personally, I can take off when I want to, but that doesn't go for every other departments

    Cons

    Hiring from within the company is rare. Too many part time opportunities and you don't get any raises!

    Advice to Management

    Management should review employees for raises and advancement opportunities!


  10. Dependable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with the kids

    Cons

    Artistic kids and some just behavior problems


  11. The worst school system in the tidewater area.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norfolk Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting some of the people that you work with is one good thing. Holidays and summer vacation

    Cons

    Pay is not good, no advancement unless you want to teach or become an administrator, administration doesnt hold kids or parents accountable, class sizes too large, no support from some principals

    Advice to Management

    Dont do it, No career advancement



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