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Clayton County public Schools Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Pros
  • good work environment, schools are neat and clean (in 3 reviews)

  • I love working with kids and learning their different personalities (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of parental involvement; inappropriate parental involvement (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, the county level administrators are incompetent and have no understanding of the schools or teachers needs (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Substitute teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    hours are flexible, you get to pick and choose your hours and the schools you want to work for.

    Cons

    you may get a rowdy classroom and thats not fun at all

    Advice to Management

    better classroom allowances for teachers and subs. Like being able take the students out for breaks and things like that.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best experience. Great training. Supportive administration.

    Cons

    Great experience none really to report.

  3. "Need Better Pay"

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    Current Employee - Nutritionist in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Nutritionist in Morrow, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    everyone gets the summer off

    Cons

    They don't pay enough Money

    Advice to Management

    Pay raise


  4. "Improving with Room for Growth"

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    Current Employee - High School Art Teacher in Jonesboro, GA
    Current Employee - High School Art Teacher in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My kids are awesome! We've gotten a few bonuses over the past few years for staying in the county or teaching a high need subject. Some of the class sizes are really great and manageable.

    Cons

    Public education as a whole has some work to do. The politics of everything can be a bit stressful, and sometimes it feels more like we are on a horse and pony show than just being here for the students. Class sizes can be pretty large at times.

    Advice to Management

    Get more experience in the classrooms to see what teachers, students, and parents are actually experiencing. Otherwise, hire more people who have been here before so that appropriate changes can be made.


  5. "Substitute teacher"

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    Former Employee - Sub Teacher in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Sub Teacher in McDonough, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work when you choose and some of the good children you meet.

    Cons

    The administration, pay and children that are difficult to control.


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Jonesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Jonesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    Diverse population and multiple technogy use within curriculum

    Cons

    Lack of consequences for disciplinary issues. Lack of parental involvement


  7. "Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Operator in Rex, GA
    Current Employee - School Bus Operator in Rex, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Clayton County public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with kids and learning their different personalities. Taking them to and from there destination is an honor and the greeting I received from each child is priceless

    Cons

    I can say if they seem to be upset from a bad day in school and talking with and trying to brighten there spirit in the short ride home leave them on my mind going hoping I was a help

    Advice to Management

    To continue to work as hard as they do to insure the safe delivery of the children to and from home

  8. "Good Perks; Bad Job"

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    Current Employee - MIS Technician in Jonesboro, GA
    Current Employee - MIS Technician in Jonesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Getting weeks off when the children have semester breaks. Decently moderate pace.

    Cons

    Under-staffed, Under-paid, highly political, lack of pay advancement, no education incentive, top-heavy, large skills gap, incompetent staff

    Advice to Management

    Leave.


  9. "Wonderful perks too political"

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    Former Employee - Systems Support Administrator/BI Analyst in Jonesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Support Administrator/BI Analyst in Jonesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get holidays off. Part time salary is fair to start. If you have the right connections you can move around within the system.

    Cons

    Not treated fairly. Management in some departments have immunity to the hostile work environment rule. There is a pecking order and hard work does not mean advancement. The higher you are in the order, the more you can get away with.

    Advice to Management

    It's difficult if you're already in the system.
    Those in management do not leave for years and openings are filled with those in the inner circle or either you've been there too long to do anything else with you. Not always the most qualified either.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Clayton, GA
    Former Employee - Principal in Clayton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clayton County public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some very good people working in Clayton County.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management forgets to get needed input before making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Open conversations about what is needed and best to meet the needs of children in Clayton County.


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