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Alief ISD Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Lack of support, especially for new teachers (in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely high teacher turn over rate each school year (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Happy Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part is the staff at the school that i work at. The administration is great and the staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Teaching can be a little difficult at times, but i assure you it is worth it to see the spark in those kids eyes!


  2. "It is what it is"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sustitute Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sustitute Teacher in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team-support. Inviting staff. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Other districts have better compensation procedures. For instance Pasadena ISD gives incentive pay to their subs who have worked more than 20 days.


  3. "It's just not worth it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Alief, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Alief, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    School is open late everyday.

    Cons

    You will need every hour of your life to keep up with paper work.

    Advice to Management

    Alief ISD values more whom you know that what you know. Some teachers/admin can get away with murder or just making your life a living hell just because that's what they do. You will constantly be docked pay for missing trainings or deadlines. So that extra money you thought you would make by working here will soon evaporated. Your expected to pay for everything since your the best paid teachers is Harris county, also you can forget about having a life outside of work. Good luck to you if you hired here. Your going to need it.


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  5. "Biology Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Additional $4500 for teaching science

    Cons

    There are no cons. My first yea teaching is a breeze


  6. "Great place to WorkBenefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attendance Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Attendance Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and longevity for their employees. Be accountable for your actions!!!

    Cons

    Better pay for Aides or Paras

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Bilingual Elementary Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Elementary Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alief ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In general excellent and professional coworkers

    Cons

    The administration works under pressure for the school testing performance.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused in your job


  8. "Associate Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Associate Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity and ongoing Professional Development throughout the entire school year and summer break.

    Cons

    Not being able to move around.


  9. "Band Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Band Teacher in Alief, TX
    Former Employee - Band Teacher in Alief, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was close to my home.

    Cons

    The Administration did not produce a positive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers more and your principals less.


  10. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alief ISD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling and rewarding work. Great teamwork and collaborative environment. We looked forward to working everyday. Students responded well to having staff involved with their success

    Cons

    Funding and organization: positions were always contingent upon funding for the next year making turnover high and unnecessary worry about stability from the employees.


  11. "Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary SchoolDiversify in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary SchoolDiversify in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alief ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Latest Technology, opportunity for growth, offer professional development, they offer good benefit and good competitive starting salary amongst other districts in the area.

    Cons

    Still most of the administration building to positions are held by Caucasians who have been there too long in a majority minority district.

    Advice to Management

    District needs to diversify to management, end the who you know mentality and based on ability. Change the routine professional development.


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