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Guilford County Schools Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice Green
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  • "Low pay but I am doing what I like" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Unrealistic expectations, large class sizes, and lack of resources, especially technology" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and learn new things

    Cons

    Pay increases are calculated by the state


  2. "Good support, but not enough resources"

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    Current Employee - 7th Grade Science Teacher in McLeansville, NC
    Current Employee - 7th Grade Science Teacher in McLeansville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Administration tries to be supportive

    Cons

    There are not enough resource for students

  3. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    students, professional development opportunities, chance to grow

    Cons

    administration, pay, work/life balance


  4. "Ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Countless opportunities and resources. Dedicated co workers. Diverse working conditions. Variety of schools and missions. Strive to grow the Greensboro community

    Cons

    Large district so hard to get individual help from county workers. Schools unofficially segregated. Push to focus on data and testing.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to help the starting teachers. It’s super easy to fall through the cracks. Don’t mandate PD rather allow a choice in training


  5. "Varies from school to school"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    higher county supplement, lots of opportunities, AMAZING lateral entry training program

    Cons

    school sizes in general too large to be well managed

    Advice to Management

    Back up your teachers when they reach out for support, especially in regards to discipline. Backing your teachers up from the beginning sends a strong message to students and can minimize future behaviors. Hold your judgement on whether the behavior issues are a result of poor teacher classroom management - maybe they are but your support can go a long way.


  6. "Huge difference between rich and poor schools"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paycheck. Seeing your students and watching them grow. Being part of a larger community. Contributing to the lives of young people .

    Cons

    Seeing how some schools have great admin and treat their staff well and are consistent, whilst others are not as lucky. Seeing how some schools have new buildings and supplies, whilst others have classrooms in moldy basements and teachers are purchasing supplies out of pocket. Huge differences in the quality of schools.

    Advice to Management

    Forgive the tornado days. Call snow days earlier.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good salary compared to other districts

    Cons

    Difficult administrators to work with

  8. "Assistant 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to work off on weekends

    Cons

    Don't get no pay in summer


  9. "Business Education Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    We work toward helping every child achieve.

    Cons

    Teachers are overworked and underpaid, but if you love what you do, it is worth it.


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guilford County Schools full-time

    Pros

    There are great opportunities set in place for the students in this county.

    Cons

    No Summer stipend for teachers


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