Northside Independent School District Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Great People, Great Kids, Great Community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District

    Pros

    Great People, Great Kids, Great Community

    Cons

    Not one thing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Sixth Grade English/Reading teacher

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    Current Employee - Middle School English Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Middle School English Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good district in San Antonio

    Cons

    Seeing less and less respect for the teaching Profession as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand behind your teachers at all times!

    Recommends
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  3. Large district that takes care of their employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northside Independent School District

    Pros

    Great school district that has plenty of great benefits. Excellent administration and training programs.

    Cons

    Office culture can be challenging. It depends on which department or school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great pay!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District

    Pros

    It is a large school district so you are able to move around to find your perfect fit.

    Cons

    Since it is the 4th largest school district, the possibility to get lost in the big pond is greater.

    Recommends
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  6. On their way down.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are on par with other school districts in the area.

    Cons

    There is a move afoot to reduce operating costs by reducing the cost of salaries by eliminating any staff member or teacher that is approaching 50 years old. At this point many employees have left and more are being shuffled out. Numerous employee complaints have been made to the state and federal organizations and law suits have been filed. According to one state education official Northside has the highest number of employee complaints of any district in the state. Be prepared for hassles, micro-management, close supervision, and constant counseling and critiques.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Inconsistent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District

    Pros

    Time off. Alot of time off, not paid, but you'll need the time to regroup pretty often. Some friendly people.

    Cons

    The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Superintendent has good ideas but it doesn't trickle down to the different departments. Technology is decades behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Get some new people in there. Fortunately, many people have retired this year. Good riddance.

  8. Northside is a great district

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    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great and I love working at Luna Middle School.

    Cons

    The pay for instructional assistants is very low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Working through them was great!

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    Former Employee - Substitute Para-Professional in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Substitute Para-Professional in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy being a Sub. Para-Prof.

    Cons

    Don't get called every day to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Great School District for a First Year Teacher

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a first year teacher in this district, I was given a great deal of support from other teachers within my school and the central office. The first year is always the hardest, and I am thankful for all of the support and guidance I was given. I've worked in a couple of other school districts since then, and none have been so supportive as Northside.

    Cons

    It is a very large school district, so I often felt like just another number within the crowd, but I'm sure that goes away after working there for a few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Ok place to work but Directors are very unfair with their employees

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Security is one of the benefits

    Cons

    Directors or upper Management positions are always absent while being absent is highly discouraged among the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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