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Dallas Independent School District Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff and awesome supervisor. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Not too much structure in the program


  2. "Good District"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues - very knowledgeable, dedicated professionals

    Cons

    Very siloed offices - often a lack of communication and coordination among offices

  3. "TEACHER"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large city with hundreds of jobs, if you speak Spanish

    Cons

    Dallas ISD seems to think that bilingual classes mean that children are taught Spanish all day, not actually learning the English language as the classes were designed to do initially. So critical that high schoosl are beginning to require Spanish speaking teachers because 9-12 students don't know English.

    Advice to Management

    Structure programs with the intent to teach English to Pre-K students as Federal funds to the schools are appropriated to do.


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    The vacations and the holiday breaks are unbeatable.

    Cons

    Executive Leadership is awful and the Board of Trustees argue constantly. Cohesiveness lacks greatly in this organization still to this day.


  5. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong Professional Development Model for leaders

    Cons

    Very Large Organization, which can cause the necessary change to occur slowly

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of support from teachers of various departments. Though it could initially take quite a while, most teachers ended up with proper tools and technology for their classrooms.

    Cons

    Certain students and employees can seem to get lost in the crowd in large school districts. Certain under-funded inner-city schools need particular types of leadership and administrators that I found to be lacking. The student population was often very hostile.

    Advice to Management

    A stronger, more disciplinarian type of leadership could potentially make all the difference in this particular learning environment.


  7. "Work Hard!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for new teachers.
    Makes you acquire a lot of useful information to becoming a teacher.
    Lots of teaching resources.

    Cons

    Like any other teacher will say, the extra hours working.
    To get a raise as a teacher it has become hard, plus the system keeps making changes to it.

    Advice to Management

    Umm not sure what to say here?????????? Wasting words so It won't bother me.

  8. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Oak Cliff, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Oak Cliff, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Independent School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Awesome kids, many learning experiences, something new every day

    Cons

    Unpredictable parents, unpleasant neighborhood, unpredictable district wide changes.


  9. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    High starting pay but does not increase much

    Cons

    Can be placed in a rough area.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Experience in DISD"

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

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

    Pros

    Help students and work with great people.

    Cons

    No support for growing first-year teacher. Forced to teach towards a test due to the fact your rating and pay depend on students scores. No resources and books at out campus.


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