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Acton Public & Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Acton Public & Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools full-time

    Pros

    Supportive administration, amazing students, involved comunity.

    Cons

    High Student to teacher ratios compared to our "peer" districts


  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Recess Monitor in Acton, MA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acton Public & Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay compared to other districts in the area; friendly, competent staff.

    Cons

    Very limited hours for part time staff

  3. "Special Education Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acton Public & Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -The students are fantastic to work with.
    -Nice to work on a team of dedicated, intelligent people all striving to support the students
    -Rewarding when you witness social and academic milestones

    Cons

    -Not enough hours in the school day to brainstorm and consult with staff over important issues
    -Teachers show varying degrees of respect to assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Screen people better. Please train all new assistants.
    Don't keep slackers in the school system.


  4. "Nice, friendly school atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
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    I worked at Acton Public & Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools full-time

    Pros

    Hi Tech System
    Smart Students
    Excellent Buildings
    Little to no disciplining needed
    Excellent Office & Support Staff
    Not lacking in supplies

    Cons

    Department chairs & Principals NOT seen in classes enough for any clear evaluations to be correct.
    Teachers let students call them by first name, not teaching respect for the adults
    NOt enough teaming with classes

    Advice to Management

    I would highly suggest 2 things.
    First, take time to make unannounced visits to all the classes for a true look at what happens in class. When you only come in by appointment staff & students actions will change just for you.
    Second, kids need to learn the correct addressing to any adult. Would you have called any of your past teachers by their 1st name? No, they would have asked you to readdress them. This is not a new concept. We need to sometimes stop being friends and teach this generation simple ideas.


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    "Working at the Acton Public School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acton, MA
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    Pros

    High interest in educational attainment of staff and wonderful gene pool of the community provides a highly academic place to work.

    Cons

    No real complaints about the school climate although there is a high level of competition at the middle and high school level, and with that comes stress.

    Advice to Management

    More respect for the teachers, who are a dedicated team, is needed from the school committee and from the town leaders.