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Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  1. "Varies from School to School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Based on the school you work in, the resources can vary. The school were I was located had great culture and energy.

    Cons

    It's a very large district and with that there can be limited resources and communication can be tricky.


  2. "Moving forward"

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    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Definitely progress being made in the district as outside and private money is kept from the district and changes.

    Kid-focused, working to incorporate national standards and make prepared graduates

    Cons

    Underpaid in comparison with districts nearby. LPS pays $1200/year more; Cherry Creek pays $5k/year more for the same education and experience.

    Sub pay is abyssmal.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out budgeting so that you can pay your teachers somewhere between LPS and Cherry Creek. You'll attract more hires and retain those who have been here.

  3. "Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Evergreen, CO
    Current Employee - Secretary in Evergreen, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Breaks, work schedule, working with kids

    Cons

    Wages are not competitive, always doing more with less


  4. "Special Education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed worked for Jefferson county and will eventually go back to work for this company. I am currently taking a year off to care for a new grandson during the week. I liked having the summers off paid to stay home with my children as well.

    Cons

    Overall the only complaint I have is staff members complaining, you just have to learn to listen and not get involved in office politics.


  5. "Instructional Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The schedule is awesome for moms.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with other school districts. I don't always feel like a valued employee since I am "just a para" and not a teacher.

    Advice to Management

    Pay support staff more and value them more. Offer better benefits like paid time off and offer career paths like other districts. DPS pays tuition for Paras to get their teaching license. That would be a nice benefit for Jeffco.


  6. "Education Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Arvada, CO
    Current Employee - Educational Assistant in Arvada, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with students in the most rewarding thing about working at Jefferson County Schools. One-on-one interaction, aiding in their education, and watching them grow, both intellectually but as individuals is the best and most rewarding aspect of working for Jeffco Schools. The school district as a whole is a very positive environment

    Cons

    Unfortunately, being an Education Assistant, the hours in public education and the wages are limited. People tend to think that teachers and EA's chose to do this job because they "can't do something else," or they just want the summers off. Most educators actually end up working well over their "scheduled time," and invest their own money to make sure that students have what they need to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase wages of the teachers and education assistants who are actually working with the students rather than the upper levels of the district administration.


  7. "Staff are under-appreciated and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to work with amazing students and families.

    Cons

    Politics often get in the way of what is best for children and families.

    Advice to Management

    A strong student focus is key.

  8. "Working at Jeffco schools was not a positive experience for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Pay scale is higher than some other Colorado districts

    Cons

    Teachers and staff not respected by administrators

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and use the talents of employees


  9. "Higher Ups Don't Know"

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    Current Employee - Para Educator in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Current Employee - Para Educator in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are absolutely wonderful and if you are lucky enough to get a CR teacher that knows what they are doing, the experience is life changing.

    Cons

    If your CR teacher is bad at their job, you take on the extra burden. The job is physically and mentally exhausting. It is not uncommon to change diapers, feed the kids, run after them, and get beat up/hit/bit by them. The pay does not reflect how difficult the job really is.

    Advice to Management

    See what we actually do and pay us accordingly.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - School Psychologist in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - School Psychologist in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County Schools (Colorado) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Responsive administration, beautiful location, good pay

    Cons

    Politics, bureaucracy, lack of resources


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