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Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.3
63%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
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Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee (no image)
Lewis Ferebee
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Opportunity to make a difference with youth(in 7 reviews)

  • "pay benefits(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, understaffed, not enough support from district(in 7 reviews)

  • "Hires warm bodies to fill classrooms as substitutes(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      3rd yr ESL Teacher's salary

      Jun 3, 2021 - ESL Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employers over all, salaries can be better for teachers

      Cons

      Have to move with the ENL population

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoyed my time

      Sep 14, 2021 - Resource Associate in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great boss, tangible positive impact on students

      Cons

      Sometimes long hours and great need in school

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Working with a great team of teachers

      Aug 31, 2021 - Lower School Principal/Pyp Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with a great team of teachers

      Cons

      Lack of budget and resources

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      I loved my students

      Sep 9, 2021 - English As A Second Language Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, awesome students I will miss them.

      Cons

      Racism is very present in the district.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Aug 17, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good hours, good pay for teachers, flexible

      Cons

      If you are a perfectionist you will be working all the time, always.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Schools are amazing, HQ is not.

      Aug 10, 2021 - Registered Behavior Technician in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best pay in the state for employees, decent benefits and a family feel within the school. You get to change the lives of your students and leave every day feeling like you made a difference. Also, you are a union employee. No THC testing.

      Cons

      At times we don’t have the resources we need.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Typical public school district

      Jul 28, 2021 - Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good principals, depending on school, of course. Bonus for effective rating as a teacher.

      Cons

      Many hoops to jump through to get that effective rating and the bonus. Lots of wasted time on things that are not teaching.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Don’t teach for IPS

      Jul 19, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get paid even when school is out for the summer

      Cons

      If you are a new teacher you have little to no support

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Somewhere in between

      Jul 13, 2021 - Family and Community Engagement Liaison in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay is better than many other districts. Equity and inclusion is being introduced to help staff better serve students. Diverse upper management.

      Cons

      There are too many people who should NOT be working with children and are being give passes because the need for staff is greater. Quantity over quality. Management of resources is not student driven.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      IPS Shows you the money

      Jun 11, 2021 - Tutor%2FSpecial Educator in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teachers and administrators are more intune with the union and communication.

      Cons

      New Downtown management does not know the demographics and force new initiatives on staff.

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