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Chesterfield County Public Schools Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome
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Pros
  • Chesterfield County highly values growth in teachers and therefore provides a multitude of opportunities for professional development (in 4 reviews)

  • Great school district to work for (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much control by central office; excessive county-required assessments took away valuable instructional time (in 3 reviews)

  • Budget cuts have affected everyone, so making less 4 across the board (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, professional development opportunities, and good schools.

    Cons

    The salary was not very competitive when compared to neighboring school districts


  2. "Not for Hire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Location
    Work hours
    Pay
    Network links

    Cons

    Discrimination
    Wrongful Terminations
    Poor Leadership Programs
    Poor Training
    Poor Communication

  3. "Good culture, Mediocre pay."

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

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work culture is positive and fresh. The school system is trying to be a leader at both the state and national level.

    Cons

    Many administrative positions are compensated below the regional market value. In particular when compared to Henrico County and Richmond City.


  4. "Summer School Was Fine"

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

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Students in both classes were enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    I was running between two classes - literally - and it got exhausting sometimes


  5. "stay away from this organization"

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    Current Employee - Datal Tech in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Datal Tech in Midlothian, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    lots of time off when wanted

    Cons

    low pay,not recognized for talents,to many higher paid chiefs not necessarily better educated

    Advice to Management

    realize the talent that is near you and praise it instead of trying to run it out and find new


  6. "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, free weekends, benefits, can pay bills

    Cons

    Administration, pay, lack of leadership, dysfunctional setting


  7. "BBMS"

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

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to write regarding employment at this school.

    Cons

    Vicious and toxic environment. Principal overstepped boundaries.

    Advice to Management

    Principal and Assistant principal were reassigned to upper management, so the working environment may improve.

  8. "I'm done . . ."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers/teachers. Good facility.

    Cons

    Salaries are not commensurate with experience. New teachers make a few thousand dollars less than a teacher with 10+ years of experience. Much time needed for administrative duties. Meetings are held to "check boxes" and most do not add any helpful information for job performance.


  9. "Public School Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in a young person's life

    Cons

    Pay does not equal the amount of work that is poured into this career.

    Advice to Management

    Give teachers a significant pay increase


  10. "Instructional Aide"

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

    I worked at Chesterfield County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Fun & Rewarding. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Benefits. Recovering from budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Get creative


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