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DeKalb County School District Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2020

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DeKalb County School District Superintendent Stephen Green
Stephen Green
36 Ratings
  1. "Food service within the school system"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in North DeKalb, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The only good thing about working in food service in DeKalb County Schools, was being off for the summer and receiving pay.

    Cons

    The worse thing is the pay, hard labor, and unprofessional managers, no fairness, work is not distributed equally. If you don't know anyone in the school system, advancing is a problem. I applied to many admin positions, positions that I am highly qualified in and did not get a job offer.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-04-24
  2. "Horrible County- Hopefully You Get Lucky With Good Admin Team"

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    Current Employee - History Teacher 
    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

    If you happen to get lucky to get a good principal and admin team in DeKalb then your experience may be better

    Cons

    -Good principals seem to be rare in this county -The county has horrible miscommunication issues -Benchmarks for the curriculum guide have incorrect questions and answers in them, benchmarks also tend to be incorrectly ordered for the units -Curriculum guides are NOT correct for block schedule schools

    DeKalb County School District2019-04-22
  3. "Good place to work but not much upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Para 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 8 years

    Pros

    The staff love their students and work hard every day to provide a high-quality educational experience for their students.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, nepotism keeps many of these high-quality staff members from landing in positions that could administer needed changes from the top down.

    DeKalb County School District2019-04-01
  4. "Great place for the right person"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time

    Pros

    If you are beginning your career and in a stable school, this could be the right place for you.

    Cons

    If you have a great deal of experience, you may find the leadership challenging.

    DeKalb County School District2019-03-29
  5. "Typical feeling of working for a big company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    my school was amazingly run and performed well

    Cons

    years of superintendent strife always made it seem like we were climbing out of the whole dug for us by a previous administration

    DeKalb County School District2019-03-11
  6. "Great district with some bumps and bruises"

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    Former Employee - Counselor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really get an opportunity to work with students and assist them with reaching their potential

    Cons

    Culture and climate can become somewhat stressful at times. Must always be mindful of your surroundings and who you are talking to. Can at times feel extremely political

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    DeKalb County School District2019-03-21
  7. "Educator in Dekalb County"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than most counties, PTO, holiday breaks

    Cons

    Unorganized, multiple scandals at highest level, no appreciation.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-03-19
  8. "Classroom teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    This district has some excellent, well trained educators.

    Cons

    The district from the top down is very unorganized.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-03-09
  9. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Consistent Salary and great students

    Cons

    Pay raises came at pace that lagged behind other districts in metro-Atlanta

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    DeKalb County School District2019-02-11
  10. "Work for your goals"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Stone Mountain, 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

    They have good medical benefits.

    Cons

    The medical benefits cost. The schools in the southern part need to be redone.

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    DeKalb County School District2019-02-22

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