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Clark County School District Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Easy to change schools if you want to try a different school or want to work closer to home" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Las Vegas is fun, and has many recreational activities" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Offensively low pay for teachers" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Too many hoops to jump through; health insurance getting worse (fewer benefits); no salary increases in several years" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Most of the people there are nice people

    Cons

    -sometimes it takes a while for some of the higher-ups to get things done


  2. "Great place to work where I feel valued"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clark County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Special Ed programs
    Excellent pay

    Cons

    Health benefit options really suck

    Advice to Management

    Shop for better health plans and consider contributing to HSA's as the HDHP is the best choice for 90% of your employees!

  3. "Working for CCSD"

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

    I worked at Clark County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Clark County School is a huge, so most of the district schools have the newest technology. It is very current on best teaching practices. He district offers multiple professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The district is extremely assessment driven and does not always back its educators. The pay and benefits have not grown with the cost of living. At this time, educators are fighting for pay increases and the pay scale has gone through huge changes based on experience and training / professional development not in the teachers’ favor. There is a lot of red tape within the district.


  4. "Teaching in a large urban school district"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clark County School District full-time

    Pros

    It all boils down to your school team. If you have a strong administration at your school, your experience can be great.

    Cons

    The district is so big it is bogged down by bureaucracy. I taught there for 7 years and it's taken me months and I still haven't been accepted back as a substitute.


  5. "MIS/DP Technology Specialist (One-size-fits-all job title)"

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    Current Employee - MIS/DP Technology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - MIS/DP Technology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clark County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Serving students and helping them succeed in the classroom through information technology. New Superintendent of Schools Jesus Jara succeeded Pat Skorkowsky as District CEO; too soon to tell if Jara will make a difference or maintain the status quo.

    Cons

    Low wages with no raises/COLAs, poor and ineffective support staff union (ESEA-NEA), poor morale. Department heads/adminstrators take advantage of generic job titles to take advantage of employees by having people work above/beyond their classifications without fair and commensurable compensation. Training/growth opportunities are slim to none, and favortism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Stop standing in the way of support staff getting the new union representation that a majority of employees voted for. Start valuing your employees once again by proving step increases/COLAs, more training/paths to advancement. Don't just say that you care and appreciate support staff; prove it to them.


  6. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clark County School District part-time

    Pros

    Working at Clarke County schools as a substitute teacher provides great experience for teaching.

    Cons

    The district is Title 1, so it is in need of some things.


  7. "Fulfilling work"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clark County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Help cater to students with behavioral issues, Learn from different instructors and co-workers, Trainings to further and Master workmanship, benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough information for growth and development, Lack of Support from District

    Advice to Management

    Support from district not only funding but self-development and career-opportunity growth. Support administrative efforts to help teachers and support staff to do their jobs efficiently.

  8. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Clark County School District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; I had flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor communication: among employees, with community, with parents; political


  9. "Special Education Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clark County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the benefits are pretty good. You get a defined benefit plan, although it has been watered down considerably for new employees. Health insurance is covered for employee, but family coverage is pretty steep.

    Cons

    Very heavy work loads, CCSD has the highest class sizes in the country. My workload is 33 students, which is 11 higher than guidelines dictate.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to lower class sizes, and get a district wide curriculum.


  10. "Too Many Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clark County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work as a teacher; great colleagues; safe atmosphere; steady wage

    Cons

    Too many hoops to jump through; health insurance getting worse (fewer benefits); no salary increases in several years.

    Advice to Management

    Cut a lot of the leadership, and get people in there who actually remember what it's like to be a teacher. Value your teachers, and don't hold them hostage and force them to fight for what they've earned.


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