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"Loved job until Morton Sherman"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great children. Talented hard working coworkers. Some outstanding principals

Cons

Central office staff. Expensive health. Really messed up School Board. Worthless initiatives.

Advice to Management

Spend money on proper school staffing and the children not central office staff or initiatives.

Other Employee Reviews for Alexandria City Public Schools

  1. "I really enjoy working with ACPS."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alexandria City Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Diverse students
    Strong leadership
    Great pay and benefits
    Dedicated teachers and staff
    You feel like you are making a difference

    Cons

    Small system, so there may not be as much opportunity for growth for certain positions

    There is a high turnover rate for people who don't know how to work with diverse populations

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of special education teachers and reading specialists
    increase the number of deans at the secondary level
    create sped coordinator positions at each grade level


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alexandria City Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    You can see people trying everywhere. This is a district made up of educators that are really trying to do the best they can for their students.

    Cons

    Demographically, ACPS has a tough population to teach (highest percentage of English Learners in the state, massive income gap between the haves and have-nots, minority-majority racial demographics). This plus a rather checkered history of district leadership creates a feeling of being the underdog of Northern Virginia school districts. This is a place where a lot of teachers begin their careers before high-tailing it to Arlington or Fairfax.

    Advice to Management

    Teacher turn-over is abysmal. Part of that is the transient nature of the region, but other districts are far better at keeping their people than ACPS. It is time to a take a good and hard look at why people are leaving.

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