DC Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.0
41%
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52%
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DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson
Antwan Wilson
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "This is true for any DCPS position(in 33 reviews)

  • "Good Pay and rewarding experience working with the community(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "UELIPs are always unpaid at DCPS(in 28 reviews)

  • "Central office is poorly organized(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "n/a"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DC Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a very fun opportunity.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

  2. "Is the salary worth it?"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Focus on diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Lack of vision in school leaders, poor communication

  3. "school by school"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Coach 

    I have been working at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, room for growth

    Cons

    culture depends on the principal

  4. "Rewarding"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you work at the right school, it won't be stressful.

    Cons

    Depending on what school you're working at, it can be a good situation or nightmare.

  5. "Good experience. Too much red tape."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Care 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and teamwork for greater good of students in the district

    Cons

    Too much red tape to get work done

  6. "Experience really depends on the school"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and colleagues, Work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of parental involvement, administrators who don’t care, lack of resources

  7. "Okay"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Aide in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DC Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    DC is a city at the forefront of innovative educational policies aimed at closing the achievement gap

    Cons

    District changes expectations often, hard to get into a flow because of the vacillating expectations

  8. "Good school district to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    students, pay, colleagues, leadership roles available

    Cons

    professional development is not quality

  9. "Challenging"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will meet some very talented teachers and resilient kiddos.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is stifling and caters to ivy league grads and economically-privileged gentrifying families.

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  10. "Without passion for public school, it's a tough place to be."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Teacher in Washington, DC

    I worked at DC Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved being in an environment where I can serve the public.

    Cons

    It was a very high-stress working environment.

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