Arlington Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 11, 2022

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Pros
  • "Good pay and high expectations(in 14 reviews)
  • "friendly staff they are very welcoming and appreciative towards sub(in 11 reviews)
  • "APS offers extremely competitive salaries.(in 10 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are supportive, kids are great, parents want the best for their kids(in 9 reviews)
  • "Good benefits, pays, etc.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Loved my job

    May 11, 2022 - Speech Language Pathologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Support was fantastic. Provided a comprehensive inventory of therapy materials and a variety of testing protocols.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to be only SLP at school.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great district!

    Apr 25, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great location. Active PTAs and a solid amount of resources.

    Cons

    A lot of movement of specialists between schools year to year it seems

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great colleagues, great kids, difficult administration

    May 11, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunities for curriculum leadership, collaborative and supportive colleagues, wonderful community, you can teach practically anything.

    Cons

    District-level administration is often tone-deaf and difficult to work with.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Better than others

    Apr 6, 2022 - Special Education Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    above average pay, manageable caseload for special education teacher, plenty of resources and beautiful buildings

    Cons

    Overcrowded schools, understaffed, pay freezes

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Apr 12, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Arlington Public school is truly a great community

    Cons

    - The pay for Teaching assistants is low

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Best public district to work for

    Apr 6, 2022 - Special Education Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart, committed colleagues who cared about kids.

    Cons

    No room for advancement usually.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Educator

    May 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    APS has 1:1 technology, lots of hard-working coworkers

    Cons

    no textbooks, always changing curriculum

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good district

    Mar 20, 2022 - School Counselor in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's small and intimate and can make changes more swiftly

    Cons

    Small and it'a public school which are all underfunded and not truly setup to provide students what the need to succeed. Though APS is well funded comparatively.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Slow decline public school system

    Apr 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people and staff, 1:1 technology ipads

    Cons

    no curriculum offereing, teachers are left to plan and develop everything on their own, limited PD offereings,

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work enviroment

    Mar 26, 2022 - Substitute Teacher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    friendly staff they are very welcoming and appreciative towards sub great pay flexible schedule

    Cons

    can be stressful at times

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Arlington Public Schools Reviews FAQs

Arlington Public Schools has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 199 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Arlington Public Schools to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Arlington Public Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Arlington Public Schools. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

77% of Arlington Public Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Arlington Public Schools 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Arlington Public Schools to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, culture.

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