Austin ISD Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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3.3
61%
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Austin ISD Interim Superintendent Paul Cruz
Paul Cruz
119 Ratings
Pros
  • "excellent professional development opportunities and continuing education(in 15 reviews)

  • "AISD is a fairly progressive district earnestly trying to best serve its population(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, standard public school bureaucracy(in 17 reviews)

  • "AISD is complicit in providing unsafe conditions for students in which they're treated as prisoners rather than students- and children(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Large School District with Family Feel"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relationships with individual campus staff, fun atmosphere, opportunities for leadership development

    Cons

    Work/ life balance, some communication concerns from central office

  2. "sdf"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Austin ISD part-time

    Pros

    great staff very helpful in training

    Cons

    low pay and minimal resources


  3. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant 

    I worked at Austin ISD full-time

    Pros

    Ample time off, PTO, Health insurance

    Cons

    The only cons was the hourly pay

  4. "AVID Tutor overview"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AVID Tutor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin ISD part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You have the ability to help students who have a high probability of falling through the cracks.

    Cons

    It's easy to be overlooked when you're a smaller employee.

  5. "Aisd"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great community and services available

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

  6. "It’s Teaching"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love my campus, co-workers, admin

    Cons

    Pay is not what it should to other districts in large cities. Communication from District HQ could be better.

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  7. "A mixed bag"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time

    Pros

    Fulfilling, Professional development opportunities, Access to teacher technology.

    Cons

    The most segregated district in the state. Under served, little consideration for teachers, principals hold tremendous power.

  8. "Social Security is Good not Bad"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary School Mathematics Teacher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    So many negative reviews about paying into Social Security. Of course you will receive it as long as you work enough years in Austin ISD or worked other jobs before you came to AISD you will have an even better retirement when your golden years begin. I think the Windfall Eliminations Provision is a ripoff but as long as you work at AISD enough years it will be fine. The only people negatively affected by this are those who started teaching right out of college and have few years in the Social Security system, then teach in Austin for a few years and go somewhere else. They will pay into it without ever seeing anything, which is wrong. My fahter worked for the state many years and paid into both and gets two nice checks at the end of the month. So paying into Social Security is not absolutely a negative thing, it depends on your situation.

    Cons

    Too liberal. Openly support the plight of illegal alien students(no it's not the students' fault) in the district when they should remain neutral instead of being advocates. It's not the district's place to do that.

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  9. "Inclusive and Equitable for All?"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Elementary Teacher in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    AISD has adopted policies and promoted initiatives that support inclusivity, diversity, and equity for all students and staff.

    Cons

    The schools themselves are run very differently based on administration, and there is a lot of inequity despite AISD's mission to close educational gaps for students.

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  10. "no training and benefits are expensive"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin ISD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    time off is good, hard to do if you need a second job

    Cons

    no training, no manuals, had to ask everything and when i didn't know something, they said why don't you know Medical Benefits are super expensive

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