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Dallas Independent School District Texas Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • There is sometimes lack of communication (in 7 reviews)

  • Absolutely no support from administration, admin have very little compassion or empathy for students or teachers, micromanagement by admin (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Think of afterwards"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about making a lesson plan and it's also a good job if I want to get a feel of being a teacher. You do get to impact children's life.

    Cons

    Your will floquat depending on holidays and schools. Also make sure you have a backup job whenever the holidays come up because you will not getting paid for those off days.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dallas ISD is where teaching careers go to die."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay more than other districts. There are always vacancies. It's a place to start your teaching career. I recommend leaving after a year. Get your feet wet. Then leave.

    Cons

    There is not sufficient or consistent training. Incompetent and unimaginative. Too big and disorganized. Human Capital Management takes too long to do things.

  3. "Campus Instructional Coach"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Dallas Independent School District is very diverse.

    Cons

    The school district is very large.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to experience.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Last Resort Only"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have met some great people and enjoy working with students.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized. Awful onboarding processes, outdated equipment, poor training opportunities.


  5. "Dallas ISD Psychological and Social Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LSSP/LP in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - LSSP/LP in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not much paperwork in this department. A lot of time off (Summer, Spring Break, Two weeks during the holidays, and paid time-off as well.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are not great and the pay should be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a stipend for Licensed Psychologist


  6. "I love teaching, but not everything else."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with at risk youth
    Good starting pay and vacation time

    Cons

    Your experience will depend on your admin team.
    Lack of effective professional development
    Earning Potential after first couple of years not the best
    Horrible Insurance, please don't get injured.

    Advice to Management

    Support and motivate your teachers.
    Provide effective support


  7. "Unfortunate Situation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Community work, great people who are not in leadership roles

    Cons

    Leadership, Overall professionalism, culture, thought process for kids is not there...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are working for you!

  8. "Excellent place for transition from industry."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful retirement plan and summer and winter break to re-energize.

    Cons

    Loss of student population will definitely affect employment outlook.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to plan lessons with some required curriculum, freedom to plan monthly PTA programs. Supportive parents and students who want to learn- most of the time.

    Cons

    Dallas ISD has a long history of allowing administrators to get away and ontinue to look the other way with hassling and bullying teahers

    Advice to Management

    Stop administrators from cruel treatment of teachers; give teachers a safe place to speak out about this complaints without fear of losing their jobs. Deal with principals who are guilty of this quickly. Stand up for teachers.


  10. "Teacher Assistant SPED"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Hillcrest, Colorado, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Hillcrest, Colorado, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work not everything is perfect within the school district, as well as the others school districts that has the different ethnics groups within the schools.

    Cons

    I thinking everybody that work within the schools are trying to educate children.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than going out looking for peoples to fill a vacancy, look within the school district a little harder to find the talent you are looking for.


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