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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
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Pros
  • The district provided excellent professional development trainings and funding for EC instructional materials (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay good benefits and that's it (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay scale for most staff including Administrators (in 21 reviews)

  • When applying to the school system the hiring process is long and no one is willing to help you (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Cms teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kids can be great Holidays and winter breaks. Always new people to meet. Nice benefit to go outside during lunch in nice weather.

    Cons

    Poor pay no raises, bad morale, high turnover, treat assistants disrespectful and disposable. Unorganized, poor communication, and little training provided.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee with respect and rally for perks


  2. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    very few pros due to change in retirement plans.

    Cons

    no professional development for staff

    Advice to Management

    stop using the guns blazing approach

  3. "Teacher in a big, undermanaged school system"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits. The coworkers were great. They had similar issues therefore it was easy to confide in them.

    Cons

    When applying to the school system the hiring process is long and no one is willing to help you. The school I worked out had many students with behavioral issues. They under played how difficult the students would be. That's all I will say because I don't want to be unprofessional. I'll just put it this way; I had a student put a sucker in my hair during class time. There was a lack of respect from the students in general.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce rules. There should be a manual for a code of conduct for students. I was never given one nor was I informed of an existing one.


  4. "Teacher (master's degree)"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always hiring, great for new teachers to get that first job and gain experience but don't expect it to be your lifelong school

    Cons

    Low pay, nepotism,treat employees as "indentured servants", roaches problems, administration tends not to "back" teachers, when you have a child in your classroom with behavioral issues do not expect administration to handle the real problem (example: sending students to the office for fighting and they come back with snacks).


  5. "Classroom teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    higher pay than surrounding districts

    Cons

    too stressful, too focused on test scores, not developmentally appropriate for young children, outdated reading/phonics curriculum


  6. "Public Schools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many very dedicated and talented teachers to work with

    Cons

    One of the worst places in the country to be a teacher based on independent rankings


  7. "It is NC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The children are worth it

    Cons

    The supervisor only think about numbers not the morale and culture of the school

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your staff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "New Teachers Beware"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Summer and winter break are nice.

    Cons

    As a new teacher you receive very little support. I started in 2009 as a high school science teacher. I had a "mentor" who really didn't do much.

    At the high school level it is really hit or miss as far as your experience goes. So much varies between high and low achieving schools. Who your principal and administration are greatly impact how much you enjoy your work. When I started you couldn't transfer to a new school.

    You'll work like crazy for little compensation.


  9. "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Associate Security
    Former Employee - Associate Security

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits and that's it

    Cons

    Two much back stabbing by administration CMS will never have your back they tell you one thing and do another alot of politics involved if you don't kiss butt you will never succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for those that work for you.


  10. "Little respect for employees"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The schools are Near my home and aligned with my education and training. I am able to help young people in our community

    Cons

    Must be friends with the right people to advance career. Good ole boy system. The management has little respect for the employees. Poor compensation and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of principal pool and look at data and employee's merit. Consider employees and families when it comes to decisions that are made that effect them


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