Washoe County Schools - One of the best school districts in country | Glassdoor
  1. "One of the best school districts in country"

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    Former Employee - Upper Management in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WCSD has made enormous strides in terms of education, programs, and hiring good teachers, and is the best school district in the state by far. Their graduation rates are the highest of any urban district. They had the superintendent of the year for the country in Heath Morrison, and current superintendent Pedro Martinez is hard-working and efficient. WCSD has good schools and struggling schools, good principals and... poor principals, good teachers and poor teachers, just like in every large district. It's the largest employer in northern Nevada, so lots of room for movement as an employee.

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    Cons

    Nevada as a state does not value education. The voters continuously vote against funding for schools. This hurts WCSD more than anything, since it has to do more with less resources. The district is struggling to shake off a perception that it doesn't manage funding well. This is bogus, since it's pretty lean.

    Advice to Management

    Fire poor teachers and principals quickly, don't just move them to different schools.

    Washoe County Schools2013-11-25

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "BAs in English and Music & Theatre; Masters in TESOL"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love working with young people motivating them for future happiness and success.

    Cons

    Teaching can be stressful with many hours of overtime required.

    Advice to Management

    WCSD should take advantage of well educated instructors who want to continue working after retiring from full time teaching with the district.

    Washoe County Schools2019-06-17
  2. "Overworked and no sight of a salary increase"

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

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collaboration with knowledgeable co workers

    Cons

    Too many demands Not enough time

    Washoe County Schools2019-09-24

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