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Henrico County Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Henrico, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Henrico, VA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Supportive admin teams.

    Cons

    Salary needs improving. No raises for many years has hurt our field. Most teachers need second jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to increase teacher salaries dramatically, especially for 20 year employees who have lost a decade of salary increases while all other costs have risen.


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    "Former Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers. Fellow special education teachers want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Challenges of working in the EAST end. Supplies and resources are not given equally between East and West end schools.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of middle management.


  3. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henrico County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    This was an opportunity to learn about contemporary public education.

    Cons

    The work was too sporadic.

    Advice to Management

    Administrators: Please remember that substitute teachers are guests at your school.


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  5. "Instructional Assistant"

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

    I worked at Henrico County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    They do provide some training, although it is not fully adequate.

    Cons

    Lack of support from school administration

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge issues faced by instructional assistants and take their concerns seriously


  6. "Marilyn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Seeing children grow not only academically but also as a person. Having a part in assisting children and helping them change their life for good.

    Cons

    There are no cons.. I enjoy working for the school system


  7. "Too many demands, not enough support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Henrico County has a good reputation.

    Cons

    Every year more and more demands are placed on teachers, yet there is little support. Too much time is spent analyzing data, documenting student progress, testing students, etc. There is too much emphasis on test scores and not enough on actually knowing and teaching the students.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to support your teachers. Hire more aides. Demonstrate true respect for your teachers. Make teacher morale a priority so they can make teaching the students the priority.


  8. "Life of a Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, Good class sizes, Administration that helps, Summer time off, Staff that cares and is willing to help you out

    Cons

    County is too big, it takes a very long time for things to get down at the county level, Salary is not guaranteed to increase with the rate of inflation, Transferring schools is impossible and extremely unfair because you can only do it during the transfer window (three months).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on help employees and provide excellent health benefits. Break county into equal parts so that everyone is getting same response time


  9. "Do your research before excepting any maintenance or custodial position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice Human Resource department

    Cons

    They employ a lot of people that don't speak English or speak it poorly. They even put them in supervisory positions, that makes communication very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Henrico County Public Schools really need to implement a system where their employees can submit concerns and complaints on their supervisors. Some supervisors, both maintenance and custodial are terrible to work with.


  10. "Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    Stable School System with lots of support. A good place to grow and develop as a teacher. Really strong curriculum support.

    Cons

    Can be a bit overbearing int


  11. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sandston, VA

    I worked at Henrico County Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wonderful co-workers
    great kids
    excellent educational opportunities

    Cons

    not a lot of support from adminstration



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