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Cleveland Metropolitan School District Reviews

Updated February 28, 2019
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  • "No benefits that’s all , no big complaints" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Little to no opportunity for advancement" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love CMSD, Eric Gordon's genius Cleveland Plan, and the talented leadership of this district. The central office knows what they are doing and they are bringing in so many research based practices.

    Cons

    Cleveland Teacher's Union have way too much power.

    Advice to Management

    End CTU power, either teachers are laborers (union repped) or professionals (no union rep). End CTU (teachers and union chairs only abide by the contracts when it is convenient for them)


  2. "Intervention Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Intervention Specialist
    Current Employee - Intervention Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing student experience with higher pay along public school districts.

    Cons

    Lack of administrator support and no real evidence based placement of students or staff.

  3. "CMSD"

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    Current Employee - Linkage Coordinator
    Current Employee - Linkage Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    Administrative staff was extremely supportive and great benefits.

    Cons

    The disorganization and leadership caused stress. I did not feel like it was always about the kids.


  4. "Exciting environment"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    You definitely feel needed there

    Cons

    Lack of any direction. Must be self motivated


  5. "Absolutely Terrible"

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

    I worked at Cleveland Metropolitan School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro to working here is the pay.

    Cons

    - Large class sizes (I was stuck with almost 50 kids in my classes...)
    - Little to NO support from administration
    - I had experience in three buildings last year... two out of three were disgusting. I'm talking mold, rats, cockroaches... terrible.
    - Majority of the students I worked with were terrible. And not much was ever done to help with their behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to teachers. Help them. Many of the ones I worked with/talked to were miserable. It was impossible to teach in a lot of cases. I am in a different school district now, and it is CRAZY the difference. So much better. My advice if you're working at CMSD now? Get out while you can. Go somewhere else, do something else. I would not recommend working here to anyone.


  6. "Janitor"

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    Current Employee - Janitor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Janitor in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the crappiest school district do not go here

    Cons

    they treat the students like their prisoners which is not right

    Advice to Management

    dont go here


  7. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Not many raises in the positions

  8. "Difficult Environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More relaxed work environment in terms of dress code and expectations.

    Cons

    Absurd amount of prep and work required, teachers are teaching too much to really be experts on content until they've been teaching for multiple years.


  9. "Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Secretary in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays
    Summers off
    Snow days or heat days

    Cons

    Low pay for position
    Ineffective administrative management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with new hires
    Promote within


  10. "Cleveland needs to do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland Metropolitan School District full-time

    Pros

    health benefits, summers and holidays off.

    Cons

    the pay is un- livable especially for the amount of work you have to do! You have to have to have a second job for sure.