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Chicago Public Schools Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
1883
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K-12 Education
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Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools providing education to approximately 400,000 children. Our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional ... Read more

Mission: Chicago Public Schools is looking for teachers, leaders, and non-instructional staff to transform the face of urban education. We are a team of passionate, committed, and talented professionals who believe that every CPS student will graduate prepared for success in college ... Read more

Chicago Public Schools Reviews

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    Pros

    Wonderful teachers an principal and vice principal and amazing! Most important office staff. The run school. The kids too of course. Pre k through 8. Paid well made a difference,

    Cons

    Only con is everything depends on which school you are placed. It depends on morale of principal teachers students.

    I just really lucked out. Pay is good due to unions.

    Advice to Management

    It’s Chicago!!! I don’t “advice” school board. Give the teachers money for supplies, smaller classes wage increase. Keep amazing teachers who could easily earn more and go to suburbs.

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Chicago Public Schools Photos

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Chicago Public Schools photo of: The CPS Physical Education Policy requires that all students in grades K-12 receive daily physical education (or the equivalent of 150 minutes per week at the elementary level).
Chicago Public Schools photo of: Teacher and students collaborating
Chicago Public Schools photo of: CPS Students building trebuchets through a Fall STEM event
Chicago Public Schools photo of: CEO Forrest Claypool
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Chicago Public Schools Interviews

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    Community Outreach Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chicago Public Schools (Chicago, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    There was two admins and three other staff in the office when I got my interview. They took turn and ask questions respectfully related to the employment. The interview was about 30 mins long.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your strengths that are beneficial to the school?
      How do you handle stress?   1 Answer
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Chicago Public Schools Awards & Accolades

  • National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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