Compare Chicago Public Schools vs Explore Schools BETA

See how Explore Schools vs. Chicago Public Schools compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Chicago Public Schools

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Explore Schools

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 924 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 58 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Chicago Public Schools Ceo Janice Jackson
80%
80%Janice Jackson
CEO Approval
Explore Schools Ceo Carrie Mauer and Christina Froeb
100%
100%Carrie Mauer and Christina Froeb
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
51%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
39%
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher375 Salaries
$58,620/yr
Project Manager10 Salaries
$83,670/yr
School Psychologist8 Salaries
$64,048/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Teacher16 Salaries
$69,735/yr
Program Manager3 Salaries
$68,538/yr
Social Worker1 Salaries
$73,191/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 30 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 28 reviews)
Pros
"Staff members"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Principals"(in 30 reviews)
"Central office"(in 19 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 10 reviews)
"Prep time"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review
"AP at CPS"Oct 9, 2019

Current Employee - Assistant Principal

I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good salary and benefits are a plus

Cons

The bureaucracy can be hard to manage

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Explore Schools full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

As an employee of Explore Schools for over 5 years, I can honestly say I've never worked in a more supportive, dedicated work environment. I've loved expereincing how hard work & expectations... translate into significant growth in student achievement, and on a personal level, as a working mom, it's been wonderful to work for colleagues that value work/life balance.

Cons

You're held to high expectations, which can be a pro or a con... :)

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