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- 5.0Sep 1, 2023SubstituteCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
The pay was better than I thought it would be, and they hired me quickly.
It was difficult being a long-term substitute teacher: lots of kids with behavioral issues, and I had little understanding of the subject matter.
- 4.0Aug 25, 2023Extended Day AideCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsArlington, VA
Hours allow you to go to school, good for people who want part time, kids are fun, staff for most part are good and enjoy children
Under staffed, low starting pay, with 0 holiday pay ( only get paid for snow days) while they close almost 2 weeks In December , they hire people who don’t enjoy kids and are vocal about it. Hiring people who don’t speak much English and don’t talk or interact with children or staff. Yearly raises aren’t much at all. Health benefits cost too much unless you work over 30 hours which they won’t allow you to do. They don’t seem to value staff that I’ve been there for a while.
- 4.0Aug 2, 20237th Grade ELA TeacherCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
A lot of support and ways to move up
Staff can be difficult to work with, vacancies make things hard, a lot of catering to parents
- 3.0Jul 26, 2023Instructional Technology CoordinatorCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
Learn some great strategies and science behind learning to establish a foundation of teaching skills.
Poor culture in central office that seeps down to every school
- 4.0Jun 7, 2023TeacherCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
Arlington offers high pay relative to other areas in Virginia, and there is a lot of teacher professional development opportunities. School admin is supportive for staff and students.
Coming from a state where teacher pay was much higher and union advocacy was a huge part of the job, it has been a shock to see how underrepresented the career of teaching is even in a highly affluent area such as Arlington.
- 4.0Apr 28, 2023TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
The pay, I think, is better than most teaching positions across the country. Most of the kids/families are great--just depends on your school.
Typical dysfunction in the higher levels of the county. Out of touch with day-to-day. Principals and teachers pushed too hard imo. Need more support.
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Arlington Public Schools has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 256 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Arlington Public Schools to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.
75% of Arlington Public Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Arlington Public Schools 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.