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Updated September 24, 2017
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Dr. Patrick K. Murphy
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Pros
  • Small school system, good pay, fair planning time, great support for teachers (in 5 reviews)

  • Working to the school system is a very secure job (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get a full time position due to the number of people interested working for the system (in 3 reviews)

  • ridiculous gimmicks from upper management who do not know the first thing about what it takes to truly educate a child (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Review of Arlington Public Schools"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arlington Public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to improve salary through CAP program. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Professional development was minimal.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Extended Day Aide in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Extended Day Aide in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not too exhausting, great human talent, decent salary

    Cons

    Not much growth oportunites within the organizastion.

    Advice to Management

    Create a process to review individual areas of opotunities and growth within the organization.

  3. "Arlington Public Schools"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, flexible schedules (make your own)

    Cons

    It's been six months since I started and no cons yet.


  4. "Failing system"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arlington Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the co-workers were supportive, salary decent

    Cons

    ridiculous gimmicks from upper management who do not know the first thing about what it takes to truly educate a child

    Advice to Management

    Let the teachers DO their jobs!!!! They are actually MORE important than you


  5. "Substitute teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very flexible hours, can work half days or full

    Cons

    the only con is the pay is about 15/hr


  6. "Spanish Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work in order to growth professionally and great team work crew !

    Cons

    There are nothing wrong to say about this institution.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great work and interested to train future leaders!


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many great resources- Teacher Professional Development, Technology Initiatives, support in classroom, small classroom sizes

    Cons

    There have been years of pay freezes. There are teachers who came in after me, but with the same experience, who make more money.

  8. "A reasonably good environment to work at"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Call Center in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Transportation Call Center in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arlington Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping families in the community with whatever transportation problems they may have. Providing excellent information and guidance to every call the comes in.

    Cons

    Listening to complaints about our drivers. We want everyone to be satisfied with us and it does not feel good when we fail to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees have to say


  9. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    Very professional and smart staff at all levels; most administrators have many years of experience; the schools are well appointed and well supplied ... many amenities

    Cons

    None, really; anything I ever complained about was minor and the administration always did its best to address the problem or fix it

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fine support for teachers ... thanks for not strapping us with so much extra conferencing and training, esp since most of us are well seasoned


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special/General Education Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Special/General Education Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry level training Program opportunities

    Cons

    Principals do not collaborate between schools to use the same curriculum. New curriculum is constantly being tested out on classes only to then be thrown away. This makes it extremely time consuming and difficult on teachers. In the lower preforming schools much of the classroom teachers time is spent testing the students.


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