Howard County Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2020

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Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Michael J. Martirano (no image)
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  • "I've heard from several coworkers that occasionally certain branches of central office can be slow, but I have yet to experience this(in 7 reviews)

  • "There were no cons for this job(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Top Notch School System"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been a substitute teacher in the Howard County Public School System for 9 years. In that period of time I have been fortunate to work with some of the most dedicated teachers and administrators that care about their students and strive to inspire students to learn skills that will last them a lifetime.

    Cons

    I have no issues with the school system as a functioning educational unit.

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  2. "Support"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher 

    I worked at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay was pretty good for subs.

    Cons

    Board and central office poorly run

  3. "Good Place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher 

    I worked at Howard County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good pay, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    last minute meetings and requirements

  4. "Great Students - Limited Growth Potential"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ellicott City, MD

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great students to work with

    Cons

    Higher pay needed Lack of opportunities to advance

  5. "best in the state"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    could have better work life balance

  6. "Happy with the work culture."

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agency Producer 

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Time. Online Job Assignment

    Cons

    Hourly Rate isn't good enough

  7. "Great Job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Building Supervisor II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, promotional opportunity, and overtime opportunity.

    Cons

    Like many other positions: stressful and monotonous.

  8. "One of the best in the country"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ellicott City, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, both from administration and parents.

    Cons

    Budget constraints, important programs are getting cut.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Elementary Teacher"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Howard County Public Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better pay than other school systems in Maryland. Health care is fantastic!

    Cons

    Lack of technology in the classrooms. County does all student inclusion which means students with special needs are not pulled out of the classroom for instruction, it is a push in model.

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  10. "A good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Para Educator 

    I worked at Howard County Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly staff, lots support when you needed

    Cons

    For me, there is no Cons.

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