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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Tom Forcella
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great school system with outstanding students.

    Cons

    Very hard to get a regular fulltime position; I'm working as a sub.

    Advice to Management

    Get some input from the subs; they would be more objective and less guarded.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Liberal community, great teachers, supportive parents, variety of honor/AP classes and funding.

    Cons

    Compete environment for below average students. Not enough career training/classes for students that do not want to attend 4 year college.


  3. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    The diversity of culture in this cosmopolitan demographic college town made with a broad range of talent in the young eager to learn inquisitive minds!

    Cons

    Being only a substitute teacher was a glimpse of what could have been a truly challenging work experience as a mentor!


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  5. "Great people, not so good system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A positive aspect of working here is the many good-hearted people with similar passion & goals.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, public perception influences policy & procedures at the expense of the employees. The management tends to use antiquated strategies that results in an environment that stifles creativity & innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be brave to step outside the box and instead of using many strategies to get ideas, open up and watch for the imaginative & fresh ideas that will unfold. Knowing how to have efficient & effective meetings would go a long way.


  6. "Math Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great team to work with.

    Cons

    Ridiculous parents with unrealistic demands.

    Advice to Management

    Filter parent input and explain common core.


  7. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team building community
    Parent Support
    Advocates for faculty/staff
    High performance

    Cons

    Close-minded
    Drive
    No room for advancement
    Different schedules than surrounding district
    A little too small


  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Administration and fellow teachers are very willing to help you find creative ways to acquire items needed for class instruction. In other districts I've worked, technology tools for instruction were way behind current standards.Teachers are allowed to be as inventive as needed to create environments for learning. Since this is a college community, be ready for diversity! The number of ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds will challenge you to be socially conscious while preparing lessons that reach learners from all areas of the world.

    Cons

    While I appreciate the comfort of wearing jeans to work often, there doesn't seem to be a dress code for teachers that supports the notion of professionalism. Student also aren't held to a standard dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Put more rules in place that have specific consequences for dress, behavior and attendance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Looking for Sorority Politics 2.0? Work here"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to excellent resources and specialists

    Cons

    Hard work does not pay off, office politics, lack of support from administration, parents run the school not educators or administration

    Each year they will cut your position due to budget, and leave you hanging as to if you will be employed in the fall, side-stepping the proper and legal steps that would allow you to file for unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback


  10. "I have been working in this school system for 2 years and it has been a great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coordinator and office staff, good pay for the amount of hours worked, love the hours, and flexibility.

    Cons

    only getting paid once a month

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to get paid twice a month like the substitutes in Wake County are! Overall, I think they are doing great! Keep doing what you are doing!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Solid school district. Excellent and smart teachers that work in most schools."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have control over what happens on a day to day basis in my classroom.

    Cons

    Too much testing for students that takes over in depth curriculum projects. Compensation is better compared to other districts but still is not enough.

    Advice to Management

    There does not seem to be much support when teachers do "outside the box" teaching. Positive support and relationship building with faculty can go a long way.


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