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Gwinnett County Schools Reviews

Updated April 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "The county offers professional development opportunities all year long" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great school system to work for" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is terrible, for the amount of work physically that is required in Special Education" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Little to no support from school staff" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "GCPS really does strive for Excellence"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dacula, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dacula, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    growth mindset and top of the area/job category pay and benefits

    Cons

    county office is strong which can be both good and bad

    Advice to Management

    keep supporting teachers


  2. "Large district"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good training and development for staff

    Cons

    Everything is decided by local school so if you end up with a department chair, Assistant principal or Principal that has poor leadership skills then there is not a whole lot you can do about it

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers

  3. "Great School System"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The school system is very professional and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    Support from the school administration could be a whole lot better. Pay is somewhat lower than surrounding school systems.

    Advice to Management

    Develop concrete consequences for children and stick to them.


  4. "Classroom teacher"

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

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and stipends for attending professional development

    Cons

    Overly micromanaged weekly meetings leaves almost no time for planning, grading, and pulling resources for teaching engaging lessons.

    Advice to Management

    Trust teachers to be the creative professionals they want to be in order to improve student achievement.


  5. "Stem Teacher"

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

    Pros

    Very nice people. Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Job responsibilities should be more clearly defined.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Paraprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Children are awesome great environment.

    Cons

    Pay sucks no room for growth and advancement without a degree.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources available through the county

    Cons

    Introduction of performance based pay

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Gwinnett County Public Schools is the best."

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

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative, always seeking to do more and better.

    Cons

    Class sizes too large and best interests of students gets lost in efforts to be the best.


  9. "High expectations"

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    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Art Teacher in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gwinnett county schools has very high expectations of its teachers and administration. Most schools are great, some are low achieving and need interventions. There is a lot of support at schools, professional development opportunities and very talented teachers.

    Cons

    Some of the lower performing schools don’t have the resources they need—metal detectors, safety precautions, agendas for students. Some things are overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Safety precautions should be a top priority to make teachers and students feel safe.


  10. "Overall a good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gwinnett County Schools full-time

    Pros

    The environment among coworkers at my school is very positive

    Cons

    No cap for classroom sizes of ELL or SpEd should be illegal