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El Paso Independent School District Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "Great District to Work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many schools in the district, highly qualified teachers, amazing students

    Cons

    Pay increases are minimal and some years there are no increases

    Advice to Management

    More pay raises, please. Once a year at the very least would help provide more resources and supplies for students.


  2. "Horrible treatment, pay, and benefits."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at El Paso Independent School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good people wanting to help students succeed. They have so much room for improvement and potential to take students to the 21st century successfully.

    Cons

    Central office is too departmentalized they have too many unnecessary positions that could be eliminated. They also have too many Garcia thinking people still working there so harassment, threats, and unethical issues are still happening. Administrators at schools are not leaders, they are still micro-managers who are supervising the 8 hr shifts for teachers by making them do kill and drill techniques. Huge bond money awarded; however district did not inform public of all the current CAPS they have by TEA and not every school will be helped. Pay is low hours are long and benefits are too expensive-sometimes you have to chose between making rent or paying almost 1k for insurance. All politics so you either play their game or else you are blacked-ball!

    Advice to Management

    TEA needs to reconstitute central office and administration throughout the district along with certain under performing schools. If not I see no hope for improvement.


  3. "Teacher review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary Science Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at El Paso Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The vacation is great obviously also you can call in sick anytime you need to.

    Cons

    Expectations increase every year
    Pay is low for amount of hours needed
    Health insurance is expensive
    Schools (older) need repairs

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and fair.
    Understand teachers are working hard.


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  5. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at El Paso Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Working with the community has been very rewarding.

    Cons

    There is too much emphasis on testing, and sometimes we can't be as creative as we once were as teachers.


  6. "Playground monitor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Playground Monitor in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Playground Monitor in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros for this job

    Cons

    Extremely low pay while being overworked

    Advice to Management

    Pay your paraprofessional more money


  7. "secondary math teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Secondary Math Teacher in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    It is an innovative district using technology

    Cons

    The district is overloaded with administration...top heavy

    Advice to Management

    reduce admin employees not teachers


  8. "Counselor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Counselor in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Counselor in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Human Resource Dept. If you enjoy working with children and teenagers, it provided me that opportunity. Meaningful, impactful work.

    Cons

    Paperwork became proportionally greater with time, leaving less time to concentrate on student' counseling along individual, peer-related, or familial concerns. Emphasis on testing became increasingly more important leaving again, less time to help students with above-mentioned concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Personal Integrity is a must for all employees of a school district. Worry less about test results and more about what, as a district, are we really trying to teach and mentor our students.


  9. "substitute teacher"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at El Paso Independent School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is great to teach in this district

    Cons

    You are lacking some power when you are a substitute


  10. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Instructor in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Instructor in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at El Paso Independent School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have learn to work with different grade levels and gain much experience in the classroom. I had a good experiences in some schools and feel my work matters.

    Cons

    I like working as a substitute but is hard to get your foot in the door as a teacher. The schools don't all have the same environment or respect to substitutes as other schools. I feel some schools don't appreciate substitutes.

    Advice to Management

    I believe all the schools should have the same environment and be consistent. All schools are different and some treat substitutes better than others.


  11. "Clerical"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are good, holidays off, vacation time

    Cons

    Administration is below average, favoritism, and low moral. Very hard to advance to new job positions. They already know who they will hire for that open job position.

    Advice to Management

    Needing to improve on employee issues, need to listen to the dedicated and loyal employees who know the district. Give advancement to the clerical staff that have their degrees from credited universities. Be able to advance, with just a transfer to a professional or mid level job position. Needing change in all departments.


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