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DeKalb County School District Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2020

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3.2
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DeKalb County School District Superintendent Stephen Green
Stephen Green
36 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Yikes"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kids are great. Time off is nice.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Too many terrible teachers.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-07-26
  2. "Educators Need a Voice"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, In some schools students who want to learn, Dedicated teachers

    Cons

    Administration uses fear tactics to make teachers "stay in their lanes". Teachers are expected to accept directives without questions, and if they don't, they are labeled as troublemakers and admins look for a way to oust them from their school.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-07-08
  3. "Needing Attention"

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    Current Employee - Professional School Counselor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The district in many areas are Culturally diverse

    Cons

    Teacher retention needs to be addressed seriously

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    DeKalb County School District2019-07-02
  4. "Dekalb County School District"

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    Current Employee - Art Teacher 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay. Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    Transfer Window is very small. Once you get into a position, it is very hard to get out unless you quit.

    DeKalb County School District2019-06-30
  5. "difficult management"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good hours, benefits and the kids are great

    Cons

    difficult management, varying management styles

    DeKalb County School District2019-06-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Small Neighborhood Elementary school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    supportive environment. extensive staff development.

    Cons

    lot of work outside of teaching hours on lesson planning

    DeKalb County School District2019-06-08
  7. "The Only Constant is Inconsistency"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time

    Pros

    The students and teachers.

    Cons

    Leadership from the top down is corrupt and lacks the skills to lead.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-06-09
  8. "Great school district!"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Stone Mountain, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always provide teachers with PL opportunities. Teachers have the ability to grow within the school district.

    Cons

    Great teachers are often stuck in the classroom because of academic gains with low students.

    DeKalb County School District2019-05-22
  9. "It was complete and utter torture to be a part of something so dehumanizing and as corrupt as this school system."

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District

    Pros

    They’re desperate, so they’ll hire just about anyone.

    Cons

    The lack of support and respect from administration is atrocious. Teachers sincerely hold no power.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-06-26
  10. "Good if in the right school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time

    Pros

    Always a need for new teachers

    Cons

    Pay could be better for all

    DeKalb County School District2019-05-14

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