Frederick County Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jan 1, 2021

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Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Linda D. Burgee (no image)
Linda D. Burgee
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  • "Low pay for workload and responsibilities(in 5 reviews)

  • "School system leaders can be out of touch with the realities of the school building(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    I really really really like

    Cons

    I have no issues here

  2. "Passive Aggressive Leadership"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Behavior Support Specialist in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frederick County Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its crappy pay, but consistent. Love my little kiddos!

    Cons

    I started my role in the fall [mid-COVID] so I may be too new to judge harshly. In my opinion, the principle at my school too harshly because I think empathy is important. That said, the principle is the most passive aggressive person I have ever met. I have been trying to help improve the behavioral maturity of the teachers and be there for the kiddos during this difficult time and I get roadblocks and disrespected at every turn. In my opinion, this school doesn't care about their little one's mental health.

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  3. "You learn something new everyday."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - User Support Specialist I in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    User support is a a good place to work. Patience is a must

    Cons

    No job training and would like to have more evaluations.

  4. "An ok place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Educator in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great colleagues, salary is competitive

    Cons

    School system leaders can be out of touch with the realities of the school building.

  5. "FCPS is growing - Change is ahead"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Educator in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and more often than not, very helpful, and cooperative employees.

    Cons

    There can be hiccups with Central Office and miscommunications.

  6. "Usually supported"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Frederick County Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good community and good colleagues

    Cons

    Too much site-based management, little support for the arts

  7. "Just Ok"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commute is good. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    pay is low compared to surrounding counties

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  8. "FCPS is a Good Employer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Counselor in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frederick County Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    opportunities for training, growth oriented, good colleagues, nice kids

    Cons

    The district is getting very large so the experience of working there and knowing people is diluted.

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  9. "Good if you have nothing else to do, but not if you're trying to make a career in education"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher 

    I worked at Frederick County Public Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, most of the kids are easy to work with.

    Cons

    When there's a major issue in the classroom, few schools are equipped to properly handle the situation and progressively discipline. The secretaries of each school are the gatekeepers of your employment; if they send a letter to the admin that they don't like you, then you will be removed from the rosters for that school with NO RECOURSE. This is a frank violation of basic labor law and needs to be changed immediately.

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  10. "Good county to work for."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Frederick County Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits were really good for my family

    Cons

    Sometimes it was difficult to balance family and work.

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