Clayton County public Schools Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2020

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Clayton County public Schools Superintendent Morcease J Beasley
Morcease J Beasley
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  • "Low pay and disrespectful all around rude people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Over the past 5 years CCPS continues to decline(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent school - Stilwell School of the Arts"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Registrar in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    There was none to report.

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    Clayton County public Schools2020-04-20
  2. "Like most big school districts"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time

    Pros

    decent pay, good work life balance, treated fairly.

    Cons

    poor communication, too big, mismanaged, slow response times.

    Clayton County public Schools2020-04-10
  3. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative 

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid holidays for teachers each year

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration time among grade levels and instructional coaches

    Clayton County public Schools2020-02-14
  4. "Complete Incompetence"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Elementary Art Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools

    Pros

    There are very few pros. The pros that do exist can be found in any other school district.

    Cons

    The district has made every step of my experience miserable. I could not get anyone to help me in the hiring process. I called and emailed over and over and no one would respond to my inquiry about why I had not been sent my contract and obviating information. I had to drive to HR and wait in their office until someone would finally talk with me. There were many things they had not communicated that they were then requiring me to do. They almost left no time to do those things before the year began. I am at a school with almost 1,000 elementary students. As an enrichment teacher, I see all of them. I do not get planning time at all. My planning time is what is left between my last class and dismissal. I teach 30 classes a week, almost all of which have more than 30 students. Some of my classes have up to 40 students in them, which is highly illegal. There were barely any supplies and I had to fundraise about $3000 and use at least $500 of my own to provide my students with the bare minimum in supplies. The district took months to order my supplies. I had $600 for my almost 1,000 students. There is no support when students misbehave. I have been threatened, yelled at, and physically abused by students with very little support from my administration. I was only just told that I need to submit paperwork from a previous employer and that I will not receive an offer or even an evidence based TKES evaluation until I provide my evaluation from three years ago from a different district. My employment and employability are being threatened because the district has failed to communicate with me prior to now. The district even messed up my salary information. They had me on the completely incorrect salary lane despite having provided evidence of my credentials. I have worked for two other school districts in and around Greater Atlanta. Clayton County has far been the most disorganized, disrespectful, and incompetent one. They fail to communicate expectations and requirements often. They only communicate once they’ve realized their errors and then blame everyone else for their errors. Additionally approximately 1/3 of my coworkers are rude and disrespectful to me because I am a different race. They have made that evident in how well they treat newcomers of their same race. They have treated me this way from day one and while I understand what may cause this, I am not an appropriate outlet for them to take out their past traumas.

    Clayton County public Schools2020-02-29
  5. "Paraprofessional"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Attorney 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits is the only thing I could think off..

    Cons

    Its really disorderly and the chaotic.

    Clayton County public Schools2020-01-28
  6. "Technology Rich"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten in Hampton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    School board representatives and county office employees are prompt, responsive, and professional. Cutting edge technology tools for classroom instruction. Professional development opportunities as well as continuing education/endorsement programs. Staff representation for planning curriculum.

    Cons

    Low moral due to low pay, changes in curriculum every 2-3 years, screening for special education understaffed, also no streamlined process.

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    Clayton County public Schools2020-01-20
  7. "substitute"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great flexibility, nice school, great enviroment

    Cons

    can only work 16 days

    Clayton County public Schools2019-12-30
  8. "Educators at Clayton"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great leadership, great resources, great training

    Cons

    Disadvantaged population primarily the clients

    Clayton County public Schools2019-12-30
  9. "Excellent Opportunity for Growing Professional"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, Technology, Training, REsources, EAP, Work Schedule

    Cons

    Politics, Student Behavior, Workload at Times

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    Clayton County public Schools2019-12-04
  10. "An great experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Jonesboro, GA

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The culture is amazing and everyone takes you in.

    Cons

    It’s a very stressful because of things dealing with the district.

    Clayton County public Schools2019-11-15
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