Palo Alto Unified School District

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Palo Alto Unified School District Reviews

Updated April 25, 2014
Updated April 25, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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    Very well run school district with an involved parent community

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Palo Alto Unified School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent technology and IT support, smart and visionary STEM teachers, involved community, high standards, excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and competition can be a barrier to innovative programs. Stressful work environment, particularly for new teachers.

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    Lighthouse School District

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palo Alto Unified School District

    Pros

    The district provides excellent, relevant and meaningful professional development, coaching and collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no cons for me.

    Recommends
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    A School District that truly respects you as a teaching professional

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    Former Employee - Elementary School Teacher  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Palo Alto Unified School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High salary and compensation that recognizes continuing education, access to quality educational supplies, art, music and PE programs and lower classroom sizes.

    Cons

    The cons associated with working with the public school system. While our school wasn't as focused on testing as in other districts, the standards are still present and taught. However, as a teacher you are given much more ability to be creative in your curriculum development. Some teachers complain about pushy parents, other teachers appreciate the parent-involvement.

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    Work with soul and heart

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Palo Alto Unified School District

    Pros

    Overall PAUSD is a fair district with a strong commitment to teachers, students and staff. There is a great amount of solidarity among colleagues.

    Cons

    Part time staff is not given full benefits which is petty and short sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate more for full benefits for part-time staff. Improve public transportation options.

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    professional, supportive administrators and teachers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palo Alto Unified School District

    Pros

    Lots of professional development, collaboration and support!

    Cons

    They are a little behind technologically....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to offer lots of professional development and support for teachers

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