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Chicago Public Schools Teacher Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2020

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Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Janice Jackson  (no image)
Janice Jackson
26 Ratings
  1. "Amazing school"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized administration team and helpful transition

    Cons

    The school closures due to increment weather.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-17
  2. "High School teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -fair wage -nice coworkers -active job

    Cons

    -somewhat hard to get a position -disorganized onboarding process

    Chicago Public Schools2020-01-02
  3. "Overall not a bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with a variety of students

    Cons

    More paperwork than actually teaching students.

    Chicago Public Schools2020-01-05
  4. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Long Term Substitute Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to visit several schools as well as interface with students from all grades, all backgrounds.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than you would expect for a college educated professional.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-24
  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, flexible days off, summers off

    Cons

    A lot of work, additional work on the weekends is necessary

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-20
  6. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent entry level position for a non- bachelor degree employee

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-03
  7. "Elementary School Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with Room for growth professionally

    Cons

    Expensive benefits Not paid during the breaks

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-01
  8. "Tired"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Paid well, health benefits and such

    Cons

    Have to fight every contract only to get dragged through the dirt.

    Chicago Public Schools2019-11-06
  9. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chicago Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Committed teachers and great kids for the most part

    Cons

    Administration at building level and above

    Chicago Public Schools2019-10-16
  10. "Working for CPS"

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    Current Employee - Long Term Substitute Teacher 

    I have been working at Chicago Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    No benefits or holiday pay

    Chicago Public Schools2019-09-29
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