Dallas Independent School District Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.3
56%
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54%
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Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa
Michael Hinojosa
128 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "large inefficient organization, TEI, inefficient principals are allowed to advance after years of failing scores(in 26 reviews)

  • "administration - tei thing is too much(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Need to have diversity in kitchens"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some workers are understanding and catch on fast

    Cons

    Need to make cafeterias more diverse instead of having all hispanics in one kitchen and when they got to other kitchens they expect the supervisor to understand them

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    Dallas Independent School District2020-05-03
  2. "It’s okay"

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

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Working with kids of Dallas

    Cons

    Test focus, stress, lower pay for your experience than in other area districts

    Dallas Independent School District2020-05-30
  3. "Reviewing Work Atmosphere"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Love working with students and colleagues

    Cons

    Micromanagement from administration can be intimidating

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    Dallas Independent School District2020-05-04
  4. "Decent district"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 5th Grade Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, location, And ease of upward movement

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, working conditions vary greatly.

    Dallas Independent School District2020-04-15
  5. "Enjoyed my time with DISD"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Human Resources was always very helpful. You can always get a sub assignment.

    Cons

    No benefits, and pay in low.

    Dallas Independent School District2020-04-09
  6. "Growth and Resources"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Classroom Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Due to the nature of a large school district, Dallas ISD has TONS of resources and training for staff. Teachers are encouraged (and required) to attend professional development. There are hundreds of partnerships and various platforms that Dallas ISD has to offer teachers and students. Not to mention their mission statement is awesome.

    Cons

    Transient population of students and staff. Sometimes the evaluation system is flawed due to natural bias and other factors.

    Dallas Independent School District2020-04-07
  7. "Rough"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well, kids are there, so that's a plus. Other than that, the district has huge problems.

    Cons

    Not really great at running things smoothly.

    Dallas Independent School District2020-03-26
  8. "Scattered Administration"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Math Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No micromanaging, great teacher to teacher camaraderie

    Cons

    Limited development opportunities for new teachers

    Dallas Independent School District2020-03-26
  9. "6th Grade Math Teacher"

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

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Resources to get the job done

    Cons

    The evaluation system is a lot and prevents promotion

    Dallas Independent School District2020-03-24
  10. "Tough"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Time off, diverse student populations, extensive instructional support and materials provided by district, fun coworkers, salaries once you achieve DTR

    Cons

    Exhausting work hours and work loads, feeling underappreciated, TEI only works well for some

    Dallas Independent School District2020-03-18
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