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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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  • "Low pay to teachers having one of the highest operating budgets in the state" (in 5 reviews)

  • "No benefits as a part time employee" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Middle School ELA teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I am excited to work for this school system. I have never worked for Dekalb before.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons right now about the school system.


  2. "Starting Salary for non-certified teacher on an induction path"

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    Current Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    3 years window to complete certification. If achieving certification with a MAT degree, salary will increase close to 10K.

    Cons

    Starting salary for a non-certified teacher is 4K less than APS

  3. "Fun and Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Precinct Manager
    Current Employee - Precinct Manager

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System part-time

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about the elections process

    Cons

    The pay is low, but you don't do it for the pay alone.


  4. "Educational Review"

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    Current Employee - Certified Staff
    Current Employee - Certified Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I appreciate the work put in for Increasing CCRPI scores and increasing pay raises. This system is investing in more professional development for teachers.

    Cons

    Lack of equitable resources for all students, including teachers for SWD students and access to resources for homeless students, regarding transportation and resources wraparound services

    Advice to Management

    DeKalb should hire more bus drivers and classified staff and pay them more money as well as certified staff.


  5. "Good place to work but not much upward mobility"

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

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (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.


  6. "Great place for the right person"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at DeKalb County School System 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.


  7. "Typical feeling of working for a big company"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (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

  8. "Great district with some bumps and bruises"

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

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit and not on who you know.


  9. "Educator in Dekalb County"

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

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher pay than most counties, PTO, holiday breaks

    Cons

    Unorganized, multiple scandals at highest level, no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    encourage your teachers and pay them more


  10. "Classroom teacher"

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

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This district has some excellent, well trained educators.

    Cons

    The district from the top down is very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    The Human Resources department of the DCSD needs to be completely reorganized.