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Dallas Independent School District Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "Very siloed offices - often a lack of communication and coordination among offices" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No support for growing first-year teacher" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Great People, wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    None. Everything is great. I really like it there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Assistant Principal"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Principal in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to help students reach their potential.

    Cons

    Student lack of concern for self and community.

    Advice to Management

    Empower teachers to impart in students.

  3. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promoted job autonomy, and support provided by area nurses, and exceptional nursing supervisors

    Cons

    Administration mostly unaware of role of registered nurse on campus, resulting in hesitation to coordinate with health services.

    Advice to Management

    Include nursing staff input for benefit of students


  4. "More free time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    More free time on your hand

    Cons

    It's real hell and lots of mess


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Classroom Aide in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Classroom Aide in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    The teachers were really awesome friendly and goal oriented

    Cons

    They weren't willing to pay us enough


  6. "School Bus Driver"

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    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - School Bus Driver in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Children, keeps a DRIVER on their toes. Also driver's get to attend ALL types of activities, of the kid's, if they desire to make up hours of pay. Plus driver's get to have weekends off, if they choose not to take a TRIP. Also driver's get Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break, & staff days off.

    Cons

    It's a hustle to get field TRIPS, if the Trip coordinator is unfair, which sucks. During the summer, no work in some isd's. This is extremely tough if you're a beginner driver. Because you must learn to pay your rent two months in advance, for the summer out. Or you have to go get a summer job to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    It would be truly helpful for the company manager to make sure trip coordinator, is fair at all isd's. Due to this being part time job, it makes life hard for the driver's to maintain a living. It's here where drivers tend to look @ other companies, When the company aren't using wisdom, in care of all their drivers. Then drivers seek expertise & experience to seek higher-paying careers elsewhere. Because they're not being VALUED, & overlooked with simple issues as such!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Art teacher"

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    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Art Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good staff and campus morale

    Cons

    The time has become an 80 hour a week job with no compensation for extra time needed to make the position successful.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of TEI where salaries are tied to test scores.

  8. "Too much stress for the salary"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Elementary Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Only your colleagues.

    Cons

    Too much stress and observations, teachers ask for "let me do my job".

    Advice to Management

    Too big school district to make changes.


  9. "Not caring amd ignorant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very nice teachers in the schools

    Cons

    greedy and uncaring administers who blame the subs when they are asked to help

    Advice to Management

    learn to communicate with your substitutes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is ok, but with the amount of work that they expect you to do, it's really not a "pro".

    Cons

    TEI is ridiculous!! Dallas ISD is the only place on earth that you can actually earn less after you have been working there longer. I'm SERIOUS, you can actually go down in pay! You can be making 60,000 one year, and go down to 55,000 the next year, even though you have more experience and have been loyal to the district. TEI is ridiculous! The superintendent is horrible and has no clue what he is doing. Dallas ISD is the single worse district I have ever seen. They offer no support. They take all of your time with so much busy work that you can forget about ever having a family. The district walks around with their noses up in the air and throwing their weight around. I cannot believe education has turned into this! I am not even allowed to grade my students homework assignments if it lowers their grade!! I can only count it if it improves their grade. Dallas ISD WILL DESTROY you passion and heart for teaching. Lastly, the benefits are SO EXPENSIVE!! I mean, with a business of 20,000 employees, the best Dallas ISD can do is charge me 800 a month to add my spouse? And that's not even including my kids!!! I have worked for places with just 10 employees before and management did better than that. THIS DISTRICT IS HORRIBLE!


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