Fort Worth Independent School District Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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3.4
59%
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60%
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Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent  Walter Dansby
Walter Dansby
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Salary compared to other districts(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great place to work; friendly colleagues; great city(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "The principals jobs required them to babysit test scores(in 7 reviews)

  • "Health insurance doesn't cover much, except the bare minimum(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Long Term Substitute Teacher in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District part-time

    Pros

    Excellent support and classroom development

    Cons

    non competitive pay and high insurance cost

  2. "Teacher Salary"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mathematics Teacher in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some good schools in the district.

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked and underpaid. Not a lot of opportunities for growth.


  3. "SPED"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tons of support from program managers and plenty of useful training available.

    Cons

    Too many unqualified teachers are hired. Needs more teachers with a passion for teaching.

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  4. "Urban District"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - School Principal in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Cares about the kids in the district

    Cons

    Typical large district struggles you find elsewhere

  5. "Okay teaching job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, nice colleagues and students

    Cons

    Inefficient management, wastage of money, slow responses/ decisions

  6. "It takes a special person to work at FWISD"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is good and if you enjoy a split shift, that's a bonus

    Cons

    No Holiday/Break pay; communication between superiors and drivers isn't the best

  7. "Difficult"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Middle School Math Teacher in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hardworking teachers Competitive salary Math Stipends Summer break Christmas break

    Cons

    High administrative staff and teacher turnover Unsafe environment to work Unreasonable expectations

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  8. "Great job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Care about kids and teachers

    Cons

    No cons that I know of

  9. COVID-19

    "Not great for teachers with disabilities"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Educator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    Job security- They never fire teachers unless they are in the news. They strive to do what is right by the students.

    Cons

    They could care less about their teachers needs even when they show years of evidence and documentation of needing "supports" to do their jobs.

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  10. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fort Worth Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    good people and good work environment

    Cons

    understaffedf for the size of the district

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