IDEA Public Schools Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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IDEA Public Schools Co-founder, CEO and Superintendent JoAnn Gama
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42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Team and family environment, and culture(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good pay, but not worth the workload(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "no work-life balance, long days(in 40 reviews)

  • "Long hours, being a teacher anywhere during covid(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      After school job

      May 12, 2021 - 21st Century Enrichment Specialist in Brownsville, TX
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      Pros

      The pay was very good

      Cons

      The job requires you to do many things you do not expect for an afterschool part time job

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Demanding position

      May 13, 2021 - Math Teacher in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to make a difference in students lives.

      Cons

      it will take a lot of additional time to prep lessons

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Social Work Job at Idea Public Schools

      Apr 17, 2021 - Social Worker in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I genuinely love my job. I feel that I work really hard and I am rewarded for it. I feel like I have access to resources so I do not have to spend out of pocket. I feel like I am give the creativity and flexibility to do my job well. I feel that I have really been given good development opportunity and feel like there is room to grow.

      Cons

      I feel like the hours are pretty long- at minimum 7:15-4:15

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      May 5, 2021 - Co-Teacher in Edinburg, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good school and great environment

      Cons

      Nothing bad good people to work

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great job

      May 3, 2021 - Tutor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Positive Encouraging Rewarding Great for learning

      Cons

      There were no cons to working here

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pay isn't worth the workload, If you drink the kool-aid you'll be fine.

      Apr 22, 2021 - Testing Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      School staff is awesome - they are the reason I stayed as long as I did Summers off is great Kids are cute in general, so it's a happy place

      Cons

      You are expected to take care of 2 full scale campuses with hourly pay. hourly pay employees only get paid 65 hours.. not the 80 so your holidays will be paid.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love idea and how it's taking over the community

      Cons

      Need more time to be with family

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Admin

      Apr 21, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Brownsville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to grow in

      Cons

      Work outside of work hours

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      its ok

      May 10, 2021 - Special Education Teacher in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      mission and values are good

      Cons

      Not enough money spent on students

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 17, 2021 - Graduate Student in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tight knit teams, understanding of work-life balance, attentive to needs of staff, DEI-focused

      Cons

      Have not had any, can not recommend enough.

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