Recovery School District

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Recovery School District Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Public School Science Teacher

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

    I have been working at Recovery School District

    Pros

    Get to work with great kids!

    Cons

    There is a high turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build culture

  2.  

    A terrible experience, not exactly the best use of time.

    Current Employee - Teacher in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    You can have some good stories afterwards, but that's about it. Everything about this place is horrifying.

    Cons

    The kids are nuts, the principals are scoundrels, and nothing works the way it should. You will find yourself continually overworked and stressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation was good, but there needs to be major overhauls of the area in order to change some of these issues.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recovery School District full-time

    Pros

    I worked with great people aka fellow teachers.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and very little accountability. The district was more focused on gaining charter schools than trying to fix the existing schools. Students weren't given their necessary services and things were just a mess.

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  5.  

    My experiences with RED have been positive with the students.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High School Science Teacher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - High School Science Teacher in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Recovery School District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best aspect of the job is the students. The students make the job worth getting up early in the morning and staying late in the afternoon.

    Cons

    Leadership, employee turnover, pay, constant leadership philosophy change, frequent curriculum changes, emphasis on testing, emphasis on data and lack of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees by communicating with them and paying them fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great on Teamwork; Challenging; Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Recovery School District

    Pros

    The RSD culture is founded on a mission focused work environment. One of the key core values of the RSD is that is always puts kids first -- before politics or adults.

    Cons

    The main con is the uncertainty as to how long the RSD will continue to last before it is eventually dissolved and its functions return to the Orleans Parish School Board.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed working there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Recovery School District

    Pros

    I love the hours, the pay and weekends off. The workers were nice to work with, well some of them were.

    Cons

    Always changing policies and not considering the effects on the children and teachers. Top heavy salary wise. Need to go back to Poland avenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit the schools more often, sit down and talk to the teachers and students.

  8.  

    Enjoyed opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Control in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Property Control in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Recovery School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to be employed.

    Cons

    Listen to new iteas for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Recovery School District was very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Teacher in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Recovery School District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Recovery School District include the following:
    1. Salary was great
    2. The administrative staff was outstanding
    3. The students were very good

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Recovery School District were:
    1. Taking the newly built schools and making them chartered
    2. Students making outstanding test scores,and closing the school that are successful
    3. Students catching buses to school 5 and 6'oclock in the morning
    4. Not opening district schools, students being bused all over the city to schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of charter schools

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dysfunctional, disorganized and not student-centered.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    The students are lively, humorous and lovable.

    Cons

    Exceedingly low student achievement, limited resources, long hours and extended school days/years, no consequences for absenteeism, unrealistic expectations of teachers, continual band-aid solutions to root problems (i.e. providing "a laptop per student" when students cannot read), poor staff support, constantly changing policies, and corrupt district bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Recovery School District

    Pros

    You get paid year round and only work 9 months

    Cons

    You are working for a failing school so you have to work harder with the students.

    Recommends

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