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Updated May 24, 2023

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Found 577 of over 614 reviews
3.7
79% Recommend to a Friend
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Pros
  • "Pay is good; administration lets you teach unless there is a problem(in 35 reviews)
  • "There is a good salary.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Great people to work for in and out of the school(in 13 reviews)
  • "The staff is friendly, meetings are held before school,(in 12 reviews)
  • "Great training!(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Brand New Special Education Teacher

    May 8, 2023 - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School 
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    Pros

    The lessons are planned for you mostly. It gives you a guideline to use starting out as a new teacher.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Cyfair pushes to student to teacher ratio to its limits.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    You're worth a lot more than you make.

    May 4, 2023 - Resource Aide in Cypress, TX
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    Pros

    Great people to work with. School environments are like family.

    Cons

    Low pay, cost of benefits takes half your paycheck. District Admin don't value (pay) the work In-Class support provide to many of the most difficult and consuming students. We work with students with special needs, behavioral conditions, etc. We have some classes where a single in-class support Para has 14 special ed. students, most on behavior plans and all on academic plans.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great colleagues

    May 24, 2023 - Teacher in Cypress, TX
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    Pros

    Colleagues are eager to assist and creates a family-like culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes the person who is the best for the job does not get the promotion.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent district to work for

    May 24, 2023 - Special Education Teacher, Elementary School in Houston, TX
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    Pros

    work life balance, strong community

    Cons

    cons depend on the school

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great ISD

    Mar 9, 2023 - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome district to work for - it is a very large district and has specific work-culture. Overall, It’s a great district to work for. This is excluding the current systemic crisis.

    Cons

    Not the best work - life balance, unless you have a really good system in place. Even so, it is hard not to take work home with you - there is still a huge achievement gap that causes additional stressors. There should be pay increases for the constant additional expectations. As well as, additional sick days. After Covid, the days 10 days per year went back into place. I still noticed sick employees returning to work because of the worry of exceeding days and that means sick kiddos. That results in low attendance and so forth.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    It is not what it used to be

    Apr 13, 2023 - Educator 
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    Pros

    Lots of support with curriculum and paperwork that needs to be turned in for data purposes. Professional development courses are relevant.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. The district let’s their principals treat their campus staff however they want. Employees file complaints about the treatment to the students and staff and nothing is done about it. It seems like the district is trying to put out fires everywhere and is currently lacking in meeting the needs of their employees who are needed to meet the needs of their campuses and its students.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great School District

    May 15, 2023 - Educator 
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    Pros

    A very diverse school district with amazing teachers.

    Cons

    Salaries need to increase to retain effective teachers.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Pros and cons

    Apr 15, 2023 - English Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Lots of training, workshop and PD opportunities - lots of materials available to the teachers

    Cons

    - constantly changing outlook on education, seem to always have a new “thing” every year but never enough time to follow through - zero consistency in behavior management for the students - the school I work at seems to turn a blind eye on unsafe behavior from children and instead of helping teachers give out consequences, asks them to have “conversations” with them - to no avail

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Get certified.

    Apr 6, 2023 - Substitute Teacher 
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    Pros

    You get to make a difference. If you never done this job before you get to mature, grow as a person.

    Cons

    As a substitute, you may often find that you are not given the respect you deserve. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for teachers, administrators, or even the school itself to undermine your authority. Furthermore, the pay is extremely low, and you must exercise caution with long-term assignments because if the school decides to end it prematurely, you may be forced to cover the remaining pay out of your own pocket. If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, I would recommend working as a substitute for at least a year. During that time, you should take the opportunity to visit schools across all academic subjects and grades to determine what you enjoy most and get certified in that area. However, I advise against working as a substitute for more than a year. There is no guarantee of long-term assignments, and even when you do secure one, the pay increase is marginal compared to that of a regular substitute. Unfortunately, this job can be overwhelming at times. As previously mentioned, some teachers or schools may expect you to perform like a regular teacher, but for significantly less pay. Additionally, the challenging behavior of some students can be frustrating and emotionally taxing. Therefore, in my opinion, the job may not be worth it.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Former SLP

    Nov 28, 2022 - Speech Language Pathologist in Cypress, TX
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    Pros

    SLP leadership is INCREDIBLE. Very willing to listen, encourage, empower, and support in difficult situations with a problem solving approach. Transparent and honest about what's tough, but positive and encouraging about what's possible.

    Cons

    Different schools are run by different administration, so experiences can vary greatly, which isn't necessarily a con because different people fit into different cultures. Sometimes things are left up to campus discretion (e.g., additional duties, meeting times, etc.), so it's just nice to figure those things out upfront so you can find your best fit!

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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 614 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

79% of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Cypress-Fairbanks ISD 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to be benefits, coworkers, career development and the cons to be culture, management.

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