Wake County Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Merrill
Dr. Jim Merrill
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Pros
  • More professional development and technology than most counties in NC (in 4 reviews)

  • Lots of great kids in the schools (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Unreasonable job expectations, low salary with no opportunity for raises, decreased benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • teacher pay, the pay is not equal to the work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Public School Teacher

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best paid school system in NC

    Cons

    NC is one of worse paying states for teachers


  2. Wake County is awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the principal
    They really try hard to keep kids from dropping out
    The administration really cares about teachers

    Cons

    ISS is mostly a joke and something the kids actually want
    Lots and lots and lots of extra paperwork and hoops to jump through


  3. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Has a good supplement that makes it the highest paying district in the state. Plenty of opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    #49th in pay for teachers compared to other states. Consistently adding new systems/protocols for teachers/schools to follow without taking anything away. This is overwhelming to teachers.


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  5. SPED

    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Wake County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great teachers to work with.

    Cons

    Very low pay for high demand.

    Advice to Management

    More support for teachers.


  6. 48th in nation

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    Former Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Elementary School Teacher in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a better supplement than most counties in NC

    Cons

    NC has 48th lowest teaching pay

    Advice to Management

    Legislature needs to value teachers


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    Solid Public school system

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    Current Employee - Head Football Coach/Teacher in Apex, NC
    Current Employee - Head Football Coach/Teacher in Apex, NC

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the top five paying school systems in the State of North Carolina. Very good local supplement and benefits.

    Cons

    It is a big public school system, so alot of politics. Coaching and extra duty pay is very poor. Have a tendency to promote unqualified, poor performers.

    Advice to Management

    Community schools is the way to go. Do your best to recruit and retain good teachers. Invest in teachers, not administration.


  8. Teacher Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are good. I like going in early and getting off early. The holidays off and being off during the summer is nice also.

    Cons

    The pay is kind of low, considering everything we deal with. A increase in pay would help a lot. Better pay, would make things a lot easier.


  9. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun to work with kids

    Cons

    Low pay, constant major changes in curriculum, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  10. Teacher Assistant

    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Angier, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Angier, NC

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Benefits

    Cons

    Pay is not where it should be and WCPSS knows this is true. There is a small pay raise in the future....heading in the right direction. Unfortunately one is not able to build upon a retirement base built up over many years if it has not been in the state of NC - in other words, if you worked for a public school system in another state, when you get to NC, you start at year one again...


  11. No Support by WCPSS

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Wake County Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    As an educator, you love working with students. Depending on the school you are at, the student body can be amazing.

    Cons

    There is little support for teachers or accountability for those support positions at the central office level. Teachers are leaving education at a rapid rate. I make it a point to advise students about the concerns of starting a career in education in NC.

    Advice to Management

    Its not just state/board decisions. Its how we are treated like second class citizens by our own employer.



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