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DeKalb County School System Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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DeKalb County School System Superintendent Stephen Green
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  • Too much pressure for tests and lack of support with challenging students (in 4 reviews)

  • they play the favorites game, you have to fight for field trips,THEY DONT TAKE OUT SOCIAL SECURITY (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good community"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best teaching community that I have ever worked with. I have supportive administration and collaborative fellow educators.

    Cons

    The pay is too low. Teachers need to be paid like the professionals that we are.

    Advice to Management

    Work to give teachers raises more often and fund restoration for old school buildings.


  2. "Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was able to touch the lives of children and make a difference.

    Cons

    Very little resources and you tend to burn out.

  3. "Special Educator"

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    Current Employee - Middle School Special Education Teacher
    Current Employee - Middle School Special Education Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really enjoy the diverse culture. Student progression has improved in general in last 3 years. CEO has delivered on his promises.

    Cons

    Must be flexible.
    Pay for teachers with more experience is lower than other ATL counties.

    Advice to Management

    Some meaningful ideas up top don't work out as planned.


  4. "IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All Paid Holidays; Weekends off; State of GA Benefits

    Cons

    K-12 pays ($$) lower than the corporate sector

    Advice to Management

    Management pays well


  5. "Caveat Emptor"

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    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - pay can be competitive in executive-level positions
    - teachers are paid fairly competitively
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    Cons

    - the separation between the politics and hiring practices/promotions is thin
    - experience does not help your earning potential if you are NOT instructional
    - business decisions are reactive as opposed to being proactive
    - performance management metrics are not clearly defined nor are they consistently applied

    Advice to Management

    Classroom teachers may be the first, but should not be your ONLY priority.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Corruption abounds"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in North DeKalb, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in North DeKalb, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A chance to teach children

    Cons

    Dr. S. Green is in the AJC for corruption so its business as usual
    Dekalb county office employee's are rude, unprofessional and incompetent
    Low pay to teachers having one of the highest operating budgets in the state
    School administrators are tyrants

    Advice to Management

    None as they are too corrupt to listen anyway
    Gov. Deal fired 6 Dekalb board members. The plea is for his office to remove Superintendent Green, and his cronies immediately. Do not allow cries of racism deter from the fact that this is the most morally bankrupt school system in the State of Georgia, if not the South Eastern United States.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Business as usual in DeKalb"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Stone Mountain, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb County School System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teachers got a couple hefty salary increases in the last couple years

    Cons

    Know-nothing administration, rampant cronyism, terrible facilities

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all these useless higher ups that do nothing but bully employees and make it easy for their friends!

  8. "ESOl / Special Education Para Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I enjoy enriching children lives.

    Cons

    I wish my students received more support at home.

    Advice to Management

    It is my opinion, that it takes a village to raise a child. Treat all teachers with respect.


  9. "Subpar"

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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 like the school where I work very flexible hours with employees.

    Cons

    The system is ran by parents and lack of knowledge for what's best for children. Too many children are being promoted that illiterate!

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the whole curriculum, not working for today's children.


  10. "Dekalb Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great county to work for

    Cons

    It is a school system with a lot of problems from the government impeding our teaching time


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