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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • More organized and better professional development than other districts (in 6 reviews)

  • She was a great listener and was open to new ideas (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The health insurance isnt that great (in 3 reviews)

  • open concept can be difficult with the distractions, very competitive hiring process (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "substitute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD part-time

    Pros

    great diversity in schools nice

    Cons

    lower pay than other districts


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large district that works hard to take care of students and faculty. For students willing to commit themselves, the district offers every conceivable academic and extra-curricular opportunity. For faculty, pay is competitive and working climate is positive.

    Cons

    From an academic standpoint, almost nothing done the first time by a student counts. Every assignment can be turned in late without penalty. Almost every test can be retaken and passed. Lateness (tardies) have few repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Set students up for success in life by making them accountable for themselves in everything everyday (this can and should be done in a very positive manner). Make them understand that this personal accountability is what is going to make them successful in life. Being late, turning assignments in late, expecting to be able to redo poor work is going to absolutely KILL them in life.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Club Rewind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, TX

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think a pro would be working along side the kids all day. Really good for a first job kind of thing

    Cons

    The staff is young and the coordinators are very iffy. They'll say whatever they need to, to make sure that they are covered.

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader. If someone at your site fails, you've failed


  4. "Great Place to be a Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time

    Pros

    Very organized, professional environment; Higher level staff are in general supportive and the counselors are amazing

    Cons

    Teaching in general is a lot of work; hours spill into evenings, but this is no different at any other school district.


  5. "Great district....not so great pay"

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

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely love the school I work at

    Cons

    Pay isnt enough to survive independently


  6. "Food Production Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    TRS, weekends off, vacation time, sick leave

    Cons

    Racist, Cliquish, Discriminative, Lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leadership.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No concern for Title I teachers and schools"

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    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked with wonderful teachers, and the district does implement PBIS pretty well. Pay is excellent.

    Cons

    Don't work at a Title I school in CFISD. Our unique needs and concerns were completely ignored, as was the crisis with the severity of our behavior problems. Administration is given principalships with only 2 years experience in the classroom and none in a testing grade! Lip service is paid to "Not teaching to the test" while you are under a constant barrage of pressure to force your kids to pass an impossible standard.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers! We are struggling. Support us, we can't solve the socio-economic crisis single-handedly!

  8. "Educational Diagnostician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Take a lot of work home with you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Program Support Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Support Staff in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Split shifts
    Health Benefits
    Discounted district daycare
    High hourly salary
    Teacher discounts
    Holidays off
    Traveling position
    Opportunities to be picked up for full time at campuses

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Part time hours with 25 hour cap
    No paid holidays
    Late meetings
    Little chances to move up
    Weekly reports that nobody reads

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally, refocus trainings to actually cover important subjects in fetal such as headcount and security, completing reports, email corresponding., wouldn't hurt to have better activities for children in 4th 5th grade students


  10. "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Houston, TX

    I worked at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the kids.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


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