Northside Independent School District

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Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Great district for employees and students

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professional and supportive administrators; there were numerous resources available to me as a teacher to help with lessons, technology or implementing new procedures

    Cons

    Like other districts, there were too many responsibilities delegated to teachers to manage and have time to teach students

    Advice to Management

    Educational system should be reformed by teachers and administrators, not politicians


  2. Warrants Its Reputation As The Best District In Texas

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The highest salaries in the state, unparalleled professional resources, excellent facilities, great attention to employee satisfaction, an extremely talented pool of educators centered in one place.

    Cons

    Unspoken pressures to accommodate students (whether they are overscheduled and highly competitive or the opposite) rather than support for teachers to maintain rigor. For teachers with multiple preps and extracurricular responsibilities, the workload can prove overwhelming (as it did for me).

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the work your employees, affirm their efforts and trust their expertise and you will continue to see remarkable results.


  3. Great program to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northside Independent School District part-time

    Pros

    Great program for kids that have to stay after school due to their parents working. Lots of different lesson plans/activities to keep the children engaged.

    Cons

    On occasion the lesson plans would arrive the day the lesson is to be presented, not giving much time to prepare the materials and to know what exactly you are to present that day.

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay ahead of the lesson plans, since it does get hard for the youth leaders to prepare for the lesson if there is no lesson yet. Even having a list of backup lessons on hand that could replace the one that should have been presented.


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  5. HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staffing Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staffing Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Northside Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work schedule. Nice being off during for 2 weeks during Christmas.

    Cons

    Limited to no employer investment in its employee development. Administraters get riled if you go over their heads to complain about situations.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your leaders and their people skills. Employees need to be treated with respect and professional. Take annual employee surveys about their work environment and take action on glaring results you obtain. They claim its a great place to work but yet they never make the best place to work list!


  6. Teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District full-time

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

    Pros

    Northside is a huge district with good schools, good benefits and job security. Pros and cons are highly dependent on the school you work for.

    Cons

    Northside has become such a huge machine that the departments are segregated from one another, and don't always see the whole picture. Public education has become all about cramming for Benchmark tests and the State STAAR test, and less about providing an interesting education for children.

    Advice to Management

    Administration needs to return the focus to the children and creating a love of learning. We need to stop living and breathing the STAAR. It's disheartening to go to work when we know that we are being judged and berated on the results of the test scores.


  7. Substitute

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher-State Certified in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher-State Certified in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good district to work for. Pay is decent for a day's work. 90 full day/ 60 half day. The schools are always welcoming because they NEED you.

    Cons

    Last minute phone calls are a hassle

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Great Job for a Full Time College Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AVID Tutor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - AVID Tutor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Go on field trips with the students, great feel of being a role modeling, you get holidays off to go home to be with family

    Cons

    Lose hours due to special school events, the pay can go up and down due to budget cuts for the AVID program.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that NISD have a solid budget for the AVID program. It is a great program for kids and it helps them become motivated to go to college.


  9. Great People, Great Kids, Great Community

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northside Independent School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great People, Great Kids, Great Community

    Cons

    Not one thing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Sixth Grade English/Reading teacher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very good district in San Antonio

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your teachers at all times!


  11. Large district that takes care of their employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northside Independent School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.



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