Fairfax County Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2021

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Fairfax County Public Schools Division Superintendent Scott Brabrand (no image)
Scott Brabrand
76 Ratings
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  • "low pay if you are an assistant(in 17 reviews)

  • "We either need more money or smaller class sizes (both would be ideal)(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Many opportunities for professional learning."

    5.0
    Former Employee - School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional learning.

    Cons

    Each school/center views the positions expectation differently. So it is hard to demonstrate a united front or main focus for each job position/role.

  2. "Trusts Teachers"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supported by admin, opportunities for growth, lateral movement, as well as promotions.

    Cons

    Very large, decision making structure can be frustrating.


  3. "A Great Place to teach"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    FCPS loves students and provides exceptional professional development opportunities for educators.

    Cons

    I loved working for FCPS.

  4. "Highly Recommend"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Math Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have the best coworkers!

    Cons

    I wish our salary was a little higher.

  5. "Substitute teacher"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Choose your own schedule when to work

    Cons

    No cons I actually really enjoy the job

  6. "Working @ FCPS"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Special Education Instructional Assistant in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    For the most part it's great, as a SPED IA you are pretty much a teacher without going to IEP's.

    Cons

    Do just as much work as teachers and get half the pay.

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  7. "Here for the glamour and glory"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    -Decent benefits and insurance -professional development opportunities

    Cons

    -Not getting paid for the amount of work required -pay has been frozen for 2 years now

  8. "Great environment and people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff in IT/Administrations

    Cons

    Some staff occasionally and parent interactions

  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable salary for teaching. Good benefits. Generally very supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Expect to put in many hours outside of your teaching day, but that is normal for a teacher. Lots of meetings.

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  10. "Substitute teaching"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Fairfax County Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to choose which schools to work at

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't get the subject teaching that you want

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