Spring Independent School District

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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Spring ISD is hurting your children's education!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great set of teachers to work with!

    Cons

    the so called 2015 goals. the district will never make it

    Advice to Management

    quit!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst job ever!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you leave in the district it is close to home. They pay more than most surrounding districts..

    Cons

    They are unorganized. No chance for promotion because of nepotism. The schools don't support teachers. The kids are not disciplined.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified executives


  3. A terrible place run by liars at best; incompetence at worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working here teaches you that you a number of valuable lessons including don't trust a word the administration says. It's a job.

    Cons

    The management here has no real direction, no real plan. They also believe they can make no mistakes. If you have kids in this district, get out FAST!

    Advice to Management

    Pick a positive action plan and then implement it. Stop placing students above the teachers and staff. Every single teacher working in Spring ISD, and everywhere else for that matter, graduated from a four-year college or university; they are not dumb.


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  5. Avoid it

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not really any at all

    Cons

    This place has turned into a hell hole. Idiotic people running the place thinking they are doing good things, when in reality they are making your job harder.

    Advice to Management

    go


  6. "Rome has fallen..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher/Coach
    Current Employee - Teacher/Coach

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Great team members to work with (of they remain with the district) * Children truly want to learn when they believe/trust YOU

    Cons

    * ZERO support for staff (new and veteran members ) * Bully-tactics used to "threaten and scare" staff into mgmt ideology of 'compliance' * No compassion (don't get sick or have an unforseen and unavoidable event happen to you...you may end up UNEMPLOYED) * Passive, bubble-thinking mgmt who only communicate within their own circle, yet expect the "team" to read their minds of strategy

    Advice to Management

    No way am I sexest, but at this districts current state (particularly at the high schools), there is absolutely NO WAY discipline and structure can work or be implemented when the ALL FEMALE leadership team carry on daily like mean girls in an elementary school. Nothing about the leadership at my campus has been leader-like since the arrival of this new regime. Advice? How about hiring more quality father-figure-like leadership at the high schools and less 6-fig salary members at the top...stop beating up your TEACHERS....what superintendent tells his staff "I would NEVER send my children to thus district".... How about picking and STICKING to a simple plan of action and admitting when you've made a mistake? Why does there need to be a 7 to 10 step process of consequences for a student who breaks a rule, yet you fire a staff member on site for defending them self or for having an opinion?


  7. Tired

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The majority of your coworkers are hardworking, depending on the school-a team environment, some of the specialist really do try to help the students instead of sitting in their office.

    Cons

    It depends on who you know in order to move out of the classroom, discipline is a joke at most of the schools.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management before placing them.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Spring HS principals have no control

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    Former Employee - Spring HS Teacher
    Former Employee - Spring HS Teacher

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some good kids, nice schedule

    Cons

    Principals have no control of the school. The students run it and they know it. They would institute new rules at the beginning of the year, kids didn't follow them, so they would eliminate them mid-year, making the kids think it's a joke. The discipline there is unruly. There are fights every week of the year, and multiple fights every day around any holiday. For all the good kids, they were unable to learn because there was so many discipline issues that principals didn't deal with. It is a violent, and unruly place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to "catch" your teachers doing poorly. You should be empowering them, and following through on discipline, especially with the worst offenders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Embrace change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some colleagues have a true heart for working with students that come from low demographic areas and put their best food forward.

    Cons

    management; leadership; professional developments not as engaging or meeting needs of what is required to get staff to stay committed; high staff mobilitiy; students do not respect each other or staff-management brushes "small issues" under the rug creating bigger incidences to occur repeatedly; district seems to work backwards and not embrace change-recreating the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Stop recreating the wheel when there are things that work just fine and CHANGE with a positive attitude including staff---be consistent and motivate staff continuously.


  10. Poor morale, unmotivated students and teachers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Get paid to work with children

    Cons

    Staff and administration are run on politics


  11. Helpful (1)

    Politically run, no control over disciplinary issues.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary & benefits are competitive, majority of the staff is very committed to providing a high quality education.

    Cons

    Politics, rather than work experience and results, determine who gets promoted! Schedule changes can happen at any time across the board to protect those favored teachers and make their lives easier... how is this fair to the child let alone the teacher?

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting with the Superintendent and look closely at the principals.



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