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Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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3.2
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41%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
Approve of CEO
Marty Pollio
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Job Security, Good Pay, Good Benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good pay and helpful staff and teachers(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Teachers are not valued in JCPS schools(in 6 reviews)

  • "No support for part-time staff that has no income during the summer months(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Government Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable and reliable raises. Get to help kids.

    Cons

    Politics and people who are just riding out for retirement.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-07-28
  2. "Frustrating to work with the district"

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    Current Employee - High School Science Teacher 

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Seeing growth in your students and the typical rewards of being a teacher. Decent pay

    Cons

    The district is very bureaucratic and it takes forever for anything with paperwork or contracts or technology to go through.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-08-18
  3. "Becarful which schools you choose to work at"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work the days you want

    Cons

    Admin in schools some times will take advantage of you. Make you work every class period. Some will switch jobs assignments on you and put you in a class that the teacher there does not want to teach and put you in that class for the day even though you accepted another class.

    Advice to Management

    Report the schools that take advantage of you for whatever reason

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-07-18
  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Salary is better than surrounding counties and private schools

    Cons

    Frequent behavior issues. Student discipline is non existent.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-07-10
  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Long Term Substitute Teacher 

    I worked at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, supportive teachers

    Cons

    Not much guidance, low performing district

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-06-24
  6. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Classified 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Schedule hours benefits location summers off

    Cons

    Pay pay pay pay pay. Lack of management support

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay for better employees

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-05-29
  7. "Needs to work on disciplinarian actions toward disrespectful children"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)

    Pros

    flexible hours , pay great

    Cons

    Drivers are step kids to the company

    Advice to Management

    Need to have strict rules and structure for parents and students so that they are her accountable for they’re actions

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-05-20
  8. "Zero Growth Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can't get fired unless you commit a major crime.

    Cons

    Culture is survival based Zero opportunity for growth Frontline responsibility with no appreciation for accomplishment

    Advice to Management

    Focus on service instead of ego.

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-05-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big pond A LOT of small fish"

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    Current Employee - Certified Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) full-time

    Pros

    -Highest paid in KY -T1 schools receive decent support -PD's available all year.

    Cons

    -Work load is horrendous -Discipline is not working

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-04-28
  10. "Nutrition"

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    Former Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The kids and people to work with are great

    Cons

    Could use a little more pay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really

    Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)2019-03-18
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