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Houston ISD Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Houston ISD Superintendent Terry B. Grier
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  1. "Lovely place"

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    Current Employee - General Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, school schedule, salary based.

    Cons

    LOW Salary, no room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Need nurses in every campus!


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - RN, Bsn
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn
    Recommends

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Work life balance,

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

  3. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston ISD part-time

    Pros

    They allow me to schedule my hours around my college classes.

    Cons

    Part timers get no benefits.


  4. "Program Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and I work with a great team. I like how my management have an open door policy.

    Cons

    Benefits are extremely high especially if you have a family. Jobs are never secure unless you are grant funded.


  5. "Training Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Expect changes all the time


  6. "HISD Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good base pay salary for beginning teachers. Stipend available for bilingual teachers.

    Cons

    Low income schools have limited resources, support, and funding. The focus is teaching to the test.


  7. "Dance teacher"

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

    I worked at Houston ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great arts programs, good pay, opportunities to grow professionally, diverse work environment, great educators, feeder schools connect well program wise to prepare students, wonderful community of diverse students

    Cons

    Politics, poor administration, lack of funding, Little Support for the teachers, lack in professional communication in a timely manner, Little time to meet all students needs due to large teacher to student ratios

    Advice to Management

    Train administrators to lead with positivity to have a peaceful working environment, provide funding for arts and physical education, allow safe teaching environments by not over crowding class sizes and refusing to provide safety measures for athletes, take notice of how charter schools in Houston are making leaps and bounds in testing scores and mode what works for them, allow change management to be handled seamlessly and understandably so as not to lose good teachers.

  8. "SPED Chair"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houston ISD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with Special Education co-workers.

    Cons

    Not enough training for assistant teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Need qualified teachers and administration.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent, opportunities to earn extra with tutorials is abundant

    Cons

    Insane demands on time, expected to be at school all the time after hours and on weekends without pay , time wasting acyibio during planning time, no discipline structure (they want to keep suspensions down so they ignore serious problems like fighting and attacks on Teachers), last minute changes and deadlines, unrealistic expectations


  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Houston ISD full-time

    Pros

    I have a lot of freedom in teaching at my own pace.

    Cons

    Terrible insurance coverage and district admin that is incompetent.


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