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Baltimore County Public Schools Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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  • "More and more school leaders and central office are only African American" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Large class sizes, over-populated schools, no-ac" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Coach"

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    Current Employee - Coach in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Coach in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    supportive staff, flexibility, professional development, guidance, resources

    Cons

    long days, underpaid, driving, heavy workload, tight schedule


  2. "Counselor job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Benefits- summers off, good medical and dental

    Cons

    Quality of buildings, some are old and need to be updated

  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, decent pay, scheduled observations.

    Cons

    Policies geared toward equity need revision.


  4. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The acting superintendent is thinking outside the box. The State superintendent needs to give her a chance.

    Cons

    BCPS will graduate some students who can not read or write. Managment is out of touch with the needs of their students.

    Advice to Management

    BCPS needs more minority teachers and administrators. Hire teachers in their appropriate areas of expertise.


  5. "Teacher Burnout is real - just take care of yourself."

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    Former Employee - Middle School Math Teacher in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Middle School Math Teacher in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, made some life long friendships, and many students would come by to say how much I impacted their lives. I lived for those moments.

    Cons

    Too many changes too quickly, behavior issues were not handled appropriately.


  6. "Special Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, students, and parents

    Cons

    Administrators were not supportive at the particular school I was at


  7. "Disrespect"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dundalk, MD
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dundalk, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great kids, some great teachers/ fellow employees

    Cons

    Lack of appreciation for teachers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very strong and cohesive staff. Most of the teachers were very supportive and understanding of the needs of their co-workers.

    Cons

    There was very little support for new incoming teachers. I felt in the dark during most of my time there. Administratively, there was also very little support for teachers in regards to behavior management .

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible and available to offer support when needed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Internet search engines are your friend"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    received all of my steps after working in two different school districts for the past 11 years, which is basically unheard of
    lots of professional development opportunities, many of which are paid

    Cons

    So corrupt you'd think you're working in the city, one of my administrators was extremely unprofessional and possibly a sociopath, several of the buildings in terrible shape with little supplies and/or broken technology - but every K-12 student has a "device" (BCPS's outdated touchscreen laptops), nepotism abound, some extremely challenging behaviors w/little help from admin.

    Advice to Management

    Try listening to your teachers' complaints, then certain schools wouldn't have such high turnover rates.


  10. "Testing Testing Testing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary and benefits were good. Loved working with students. That was the biggest plus. Great colleagues also. Too much work.

    Cons

    All about the test now! So different from years ago when you could actually work with students and find out what they love.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about teachers.


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