Compare Achievement First vs Achievement Prep BETA

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Achievement First

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Achievement Prep

Employee Ratings

  • Achievement First scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 481 reviews)
Achievement First employees rated their Overall Rating 1.9 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
1.9
(based on 74 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Achievement First employees rated their Career Opportunities 2.1 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Achievement First employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Achievement First employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
1.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Achievement First employees rated their Senior Management 2.0 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
1.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Achievement First employees rated their Culture & Values 2.1 higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
1.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Achievement First Ceo Dacia Toll and Doug McCurry
85%
85%Dacia Toll and Doug McCurry
Achievement First employees rated their CEO Approval 69% higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Achievement Prep Ceo Shantelle Wright
16%
16%Shantelle Wright
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Achievement First employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 66% higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
12%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Achievement First employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 57% higher than Achievement Prep employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
10%

Salaries

Achievement First has 637 more total submitted salaries than Achievement Prep.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher116 Salaries
$69,102/yr
Associate12 Salaries
$67,438/yr
Executive Assistant10 Salaries
$59,887/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher18 Salaries
$55,388/yr
N/A1 Salaries
$60,821/yr
Attendance and Records Coordinator2 Salaries
$45,862/yr

What Employees Say

  • Achievement First had 8 more reviews than Achievement Prep that mentioned "Scholars" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Achievement First.
  • "Scholars" was the most mentioned Con at Achievement Prep.
Pros
Pros
"Scholars"(in 21 reviews)
Pros
"Scholars"(in 13 reviews)
"Achievement prep"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 112 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 79 reviews)
Cons
"Scholars"(in 16 reviews)
"Achievement prep"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Lead Teacher

I have been working at Achievement First full-time for more than a year

Pros

As a lead teacher who started as a teacher-in-residence, I had multiple coaches who coached me on how to become a better instructor, make my curriculum more rigorous, implement structures and... routines for students in order to set culture in the classroom, and how to manage my time to be the most effective. As a teacher coming into this network as a "student", I felt welcomed, appreciated, and a part of a team. I truly do love my job, and care for my students even more.

Cons

Achievement First is still a growing network, and with growth comes some growing pains. Communication from top (management) down (teachers and non-instructional staff) can sometimes get muddled, and... while feedback is always well intentioned, it doesn't always appear that way. This is both between teacher-to-teacher and management-to-teacher. As a network, we are slowly getting better.

Advice to Management

Teachers who are hired with 0 teaching experience and those who have never taught in a high school before should have additional coaching around mindsets. From what I've seen, and take this with a... grain of salt, teachers with 0 experience underestimate the duties required for their role and burn-out quickly, while other teachers with prior teaching experience (not in a high school), tend to be set in their ways and struggle to adapt. It's something to keep in mind.

Current Employee - Assistant Principal

I have been working at Achievement Prep full-time for less than a year

Pros

Achievement Prep has intentionally brought in a skilled, mission-aligned, and passionate team of people while downsizing to ensure scholars' needs are met. Our team is hard-working, mature,... experienced, and well-positioned to lead our school through past challenges to fulfill our mission and get back to and exceed where we were when we first opened. We have examined and addressed our challenges head-on and have a plan to address each obstacle.

Cons

I've been a part of many organizations that work long hours, and while hours are long here, the team is positive, the goals are achievable and the work is much more energizing than draining!

Job Postings

Achievement First has 105 more recently posted open jobs than Achievement Prep.