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Hartford Public Schools Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. "Excellent co workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Public Schools (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -colleagues
    -professional development
    -Great kids
    -creative staff
    -great programs

    Cons

    -the office of talent management
    -poor management of finances

    Advice to Management

    revamp your talent management department!!!


  2. "Classroom 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 Hartford Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved working with the students - teaching here was incredibly fulfilling and challenging. There was never a dull moment and I still hear from many of my former students.

    Cons

    I was highly disappointed with the support I received in the classroom. Teachers were constantly judged and blamed; extreme favoritism existed. This unprofessional behavior from the administration was noticed even by elementary aged children.

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to your teachers. You hire well-educated and experienced teachers; trust that they know what they need and can have important input into how the school can be improved. Everyone is there for the students but that doesn't mean staff should be abused.


  3. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun Hours coworkers atmosphere food

    Cons

    stressful parents annoying hours parking


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  5. "Teaching"

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    Former Employee - ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT MATHEMATICS TEACHER in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT MATHEMATICS TEACHER in Enfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hartford Public Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff and training opportunities, good salary and benefits, parking garage, nice classroom with huge supply closet

    Cons

    Disorganized, not enough staff for the middle school model, unfair administration, some PD totally unnecessary, unfair expectations

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to staff and be more fair - give them appropriate independence


  6. "Current Status"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hartford Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    There are tough times and many challenges associated with teaching in an inner city environment, but for the most part, the kids make it worth the challenge.

    Cons

    Management is top down, there is no effort to speak with educators before making decisions. A new superintendent comes in, a new set of programs are implemented, there is never any consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to educators in the classrooms, find out how you can help them in the classrooms. When implementing programs, make an effort for substantive PD and consistent support.


  7. "Urban Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hartford Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The district is making big strides in closing the achievement gap.

    Cons

    A lot of dead weight.


  8. "Hartford Public school"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Hartford Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    working in the Hartford Public School system was amazing.

    Cons

    no cons, very good job. I recommend.


  9. "Municipal School System"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hartford Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    School day, schools hours, schools year

    Cons

    Frequent turnover, budget issues plague continued progress


  10. "Doing the best they can"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - High School Biology Teacher
    Current Employee - High School Biology Teacher
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hartford Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of schools to choose from. Hartford is a great place to live

    Cons

    New teachers often cut along with the budgets. The district office is so unbelievably unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest getting rid of a lot of the old cranky employees and replace them with people who actually care about the students in our district


  11. "Some Improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Paid time off

    Cons

    Tough getting administrator support
    They don't utilize all tools and opportunities to better the environment for their student or their staff



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