DC Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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DC Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee (no image)
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23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and if you're fortunate - you will be able to increase your pay quickly(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great benefits for all the family(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I don't know nothing bad in DCPS so far(in 30 reviews)

  • "Most of the people in central office do not communicate with people in the schools(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Special Education Teacher

      Apr 14, 2021 - Special Education Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great students, support, and resources

      Cons

      Traffic getting in and out of the sitting. There are some late nights.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Mar 28, 2021 - ESL Teacher in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay is good on paper. Benifits are great.

      Cons

      DCPS is insane, no realistic aid, PDs are worthless, and as far as salary goes, taxes, other with-holdings, and basic cost of living is so high that you will feel more like you are working at a Starbucks. The pay is NOT BETTER COMPARIBLY when you factor in all those things.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A technology high school that promotes academic excellence

      May 4, 2021 - Administrative Assistant/McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Support Staff, excellent educational programs

      Cons

      need more budget money for employees

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Middle School Teacher

      May 3, 2021 - Teacher in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, location, opportunities for learning in the city

      Cons

      High turnover and complex evaluation systems

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty standard city school system

      Apr 26, 2021 - Special Education Teacher in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stronger union and a good administration depending on the school at which you work.

      Cons

      Politics and the use of IMPACT to grade teachers can inhibit raises.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Cool job

      Apr 29, 2021 - Custodian in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits good pay off weekends

      Cons

      Loved the job no cons

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good job

      Apr 28, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Annandale, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This place has good pay

      Cons

      The commute was very far

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      dcps

      Apr 26, 2021 - Esthetician in Baltimore, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      its wonderful place to be

      Cons

      there is always room to grow

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It has its flaws but overall it is getting better

      Apr 1, 2021 - Teacher in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - WTU is strong - Pay is higher than national average - Relatively a small community

      Cons

      - bureaucracy is real - many changes within the district and the only constant is that nothing stays the same - Seems like there is always top down pressure that negatively affects student learning

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good district

      May 3, 2021 - LMS Specialist in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay and lots of opportunities

      Cons

      There is lots of Traffic

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