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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison
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  • Very low pay scale for most staff including Administrators (in 20 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. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    Diverse population of staff and students. Great group of people to work with. Supports collaborative opportunities

    Cons

    People that make the rules are not active in the classrooms and do not provide to support in order to meet their expectations and the expectations of the state.


  2. "Lunchroom Monitor"

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    Current Employee - Lunchroom Monitor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lunchroom Monitor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with children daily.

    Cons

    No communication for employees of upcoming events.

  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. "School Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    Flexible. Get to make a difference

    Cons

    Long hours. Very Low pay


  5. "Misc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, and coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, low pay low pay


  6. "Learned and had to leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    great place to learn, great city

    Cons

    the pay made me have to leave North Carolina despite loving the city and my students

    Advice to Management

    pay teachers a living wage


  7. "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).

  8. "If you want to work in a big school district, you could do much worse."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Among the best-paid public districts in NC. Some very smart, talented and dedicated colleagues.

    Cons

    Typical of any large, public-school system: bureaucracy, limited resources, thankless tasks. Charlotte doesn't have the socioeconomic problems of other urban districts, but it has problems and they are challenging. Also the district has a tendency to change philosophy and focus in educational initiatives too quickly so it is impossible to implement programs with fidelity. Things can get political and how many degrees you have will ALWAYS come before your experience and talent when it comes to promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck. The district is too big, so I don't know if there is a "right way" to do things.


  9. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools full-time

    Pros

    summers off and holidays too

    Cons

    low pay; no pay during summer

    Advice to Management

    Respect teachers, not micro manage. Teachers are not children.


  10. "Math Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Administrators and staff at schools

    Cons

    Need more resources for teachers.


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