Compass High School Reviews
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Updated Dec 16, 2021
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- 5.0Feb 25, 2020Administrative AssistantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearTucson, AZ
Supportive environment, Friendly owners, Great resources and tool, Management is supportive but not overbearing, Questions, concerns, and ideas are always listened to.
MUST be self-disciplined and able to multitask as some days are more hectic than others.
- 4.0Dec 16, 2021High School TeacherCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTucson, AZ
Great co-workers and staff Good student body
Occasional long days that are mandatory (dances, events)
- 2.0Jul 26, 2016ILC Coordinator/TutorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTucson, AZ
The students are (mostly) wonderful, and the other teachers care very much for the students on an individual level. Flexible with hours, I was going to the University and I would be allowed to come in late if I needed to work on a paper or do homework.
Severe lack of structure from the owners and high level administration. They encourage creativity in new system development, however, they will not support the process and then wonder why things are not getting done. Emails are not returned and meetings are often put off indefinitely.4
- 2.0Jan 4, 2020TeacherFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTucson, AZ
Teachers and Staff work hard to keep school working properly. Sometimes, bonuses are paid. Well kept campus, and budget for students appropriate for needs.
Unreliable leadership that doesnt support teachers. The two administrators that run the school contradict each others directives and most requests are ignored or forgotten. Emails are never responded to when support is needed. Mostly nice administrators, but they are not leaders . Reactionary versus preventative leadership styles, and a dehumanizing approach to staff and their value despite fake smiles and lip service.1
- 3.0Jul 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Administration understands that life happens, and are flexible when it comes to things like part time work, leaving early for childcare, appointments, etc. There is also a lot of room for creativity here.
This flexibility also means there is no structure, however. Administration often comes up with ideas on how to improve things, but then gives the staff little direction in how to actually implement these changes. It is also extremely difficult to contact administration about anything, even important and time-sensitive issues.4
- 2.0Apr 11, 2017TeacherFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTucson, AZ
laid back, pay is ok, some cool programs, Good hours
Too many family members employed and not enough caring for students. They only let family members or close friends do the fun out doors stuff with students. The school operators use the schools vehicles for personal use. The students are not really learning anything and they are just reeled in for enrollment numbers. They do not seem to care about the education of these youth. No real certified teachers in school. Programs in catalogs are not really offered.3
- 2.0Jul 30, 2019TeacherFormer Employee, more than 3 years
The students were the best part of my time with Compass
Long hours (extracurricular activities make for 16+ hour work days pretty regularly), not enough planning periods, large classes, no time to grade, no substitute teacher so expect to give up your already small amount of planning and lunch times to cover for co-workers, monitoring underage students smoking during breaks in the middle of the school day, shady dealings with 301 payouts.2
- 4.0Aug 25, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Project funding, expansion of facilities, teacher and student support, small school atmosphere, lots of options for classes, field trip funding and approval
Urban school system located in the middle of the city, some students who are unwilling to be motivated or engage themselves positively, tardiness and attendance policies are very lenient3
- 1.0Jan 31, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The only two things that kept me going at this place were the few students who enjoyed coming to school and weren't lazy and the down to earth teachers.
Very little direction, school is literally a circus each day, students can get away with talking to teachers very disrespectfully and the directors do not reprimand those students at all. The pay is horrible considering you get paid hourly so for all those extra hours you stay after for projects, activities, etc and what not, you do not get paid. School day goes until 5 pm. Directors do not thank you for doing anything extra or acknowledge any favors you do to help out. Most poorly run school if you can even call it a school. Students barely do any work, they don't get homework, etc. As a teacher you are expected to be a guidance counselor to these students too, since the school does not want to hire a psychologist to actually help these students who are going through a troublesome time. It is a shock to me that students who graduate from here even get a HS diploma. This school needs to be restructured. Teachers leave here so fast because administration does not support/help you at all. They really just need bodies since this place is a revolving door with their employees. Most unorganized place; you go in for an interview and you end up waiting 5+ hours on 2-3 different days since they are so all over the place. Biggest waste of time- do not work here. Really is a shame because there are some great kids who deserve all the resources and tools they can to succeed. The bad truly overshadows the good here.5
- 5.0Dec 26, 2019Administrative AssistantFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsTucson, AZ
• Family Owned and Operated • Generous Staff and Teacher Support • Close Knit Team of Employees • Nearly Unlimited Resources / Tools • Motivating
• Requires a certain level of self discipline and work ethic.