Spring Independent School District

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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
25 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job ever!

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified executives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spring ISD is hurting your children's education!

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great set of teachers to work with!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    To many chiefs, not enough Indians. .

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    Odds are good that you won't lose your job, no matter how terrible of an employee you may be.
    Few, but some great co-workers who want the best for students in Spring ISD.
    A new superintendent that says he will change things.
    Great kids!

    Cons

    Benefits stink, favoritism, lack of support from administration, large class sizes, low pay, lack of parental involvement, teachers buy their own paper, no substitutes so classes must be divided, lack of resources

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  5.  

    Administrators are the issue

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    Former Employee - District Wide Computer Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Wide Computer Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers are fantastic, the majority of everyday school staff understand the kids come first. A lot of the school are doing well and have experienced teachers

    Cons

    any district or administration level employee that does not have everyday experience " in the field " cannot understand how to do there job schools are not a business, administration just looks out for themselves. Never the students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every district building employee should go to a seminar that explains why the kids come first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Difficult to maneuver through the "good ol boy network who is trying to be taken seriously" politics

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    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Spring, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some very dedicated teacher in the district and supportive parents; HR staff is wonderful

    Cons

    Campus and district administration is a joke. There is too much deadline weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically run, no control over disciplinary issues.

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor morale, unmotivated students and teachers

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get paid to work with children

    Cons

    Staff and administration are run on politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Embrace change

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Tired

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Train your management before placing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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