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Updated Jun 29, 2022

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3.3
58%
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42%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The school district pay is good and based upon the collective bargaining agreement of the WTU(in 62 reviews)
  • "good salary and teaching opportubnities(in 59 reviews)
  • "While the benefits here are good, the quality of life and pay don’t make up for it.(in 51 reviews)
  • "Lots of great colleagues willing to help(in 22 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with, lots of interns go on to full time positions(in 17 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent

    Jun 29, 2022 - Athletics 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Pay, Care for their employees, longevity of job.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high, Poor communication sometimes

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 27, 2022 - Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Depends school you’re at, but so many great new initiatives and focus on the Whole Child.

    Cons

    Can be disorganized, lots of turnover

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Jun 23, 2022 - Behavior Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to add

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Overall good

    Jun 20, 2022 - Budget Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good place to upward growth

    Cons

    senior leadership are unaware of big issues

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    School Psychologist

    Jun 27, 2022 - School Psychologist in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding work serving children with special needs, you can also so a lot of consulting, Professional Developments and Collaborations

    Cons

    There are many assessments to complete at times you may feel like you have to much to do,

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Tough Job/High Salary

    Jun 26, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay/ High Salary scale compared to surrounding districts. Most schools provide afterschool/tutoring opportunities. Many school options throughout the various wards of D.C. Can earn bonuses for High Evaluation Scores

    Cons

    Working as an Educator is tough overall No Tenure IMPACT evaluation system is flawed

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Cool

    Jun 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility to work in multiple roles in the company. Attempts to be innovative and progressive.

    Cons

    Difficulty with follow through when rolling our initiatives. Rolls out new initiatives every year and none is carried out with fidelity which leads to frustration and lack of satisfaction for all stakeholders.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Enjoyed my years

    Jun 4, 2022 - Private Tutor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Employment Opportunities within the DC Public Schools

    Cons

    Not enough Educational Aides for Special Education Students

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent

    Jun 2, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Loved it there.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can even think of at this time.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    School

    Jun 2, 2022 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I love my team and teaching the first grade!

    Cons

    More first year teacher support.

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DC Public Schools Reviews FAQs

DC Public Schools has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 722 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at DC Public Schools to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, DC Public Schools employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at DC Public Schools. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

58% of DC Public Schools employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated DC Public Schools 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at DC Public Schools to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be management, culture, senior leadership.

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