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Jefferson Parish Public School System Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr.
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  1. "Job security."

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    Current Employee - Librarian in Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Librarian in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, able to transfer easily, largest district in Louisiana so many opportunities are possible, many professional development opportunities, time off.

    Cons

    Frozen wages for several years. We are given one time payments in certain cases but unfortunately this is not the same as a yearly increase. I think people transfer to other parishes due to this situation.


  2. "Social Studies Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Hammond, LA
    Former Employee - Social Studies Teacher in Hammond, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many enthusiastic teachers that wanted to make a difference. Unfortunately, there was not much else positive about the teaching environment there.

    Cons

    Complete lack of discipline at particular school. Little support from administration. Discipline department either understaffed or complacent.


  3. "Currently employed but seeking a change of location."

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    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Marrero, LA
    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Marrero, LA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent teachers. District is part of New Orleans metroplex with access to wonderful culture, food, hospitality.

    Cons

    Louisiana school districts are under extreme budget constraints. Salaries are extremely low and employees have not had a raise in many years. Limited technology/access to tech support.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries must be raised to national averages; improve access to techology in the classroom and tech support.


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  5. "It's Ok"

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

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time

    Pros

    It is the largest district in the state. Schools generally have funding when needed. I need to type six more words.

    Cons

    The Central Office, at least this year, has put way too much work on its teachers. This parish is contributing to the statistic of new teachers quitting before 5 years. I work an average of 60 hours a week with no overtime compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Create the resources for your new teachers and give them out BEFORE you (the state) decide to change everything about the end of the year testing. Central Office, next time the state decides to switch up something significant, maybe wait a year or two to start making your teachers spend hours analyzing data and filling out paperwork. We're spending too much time on that instead of on our lesson plans, which negatively affects student learning.


  6. "School Board Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great time off and vacation benefits

    Cons

    Need to better review non teacher salaries


  7. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time

    Pros

    The students make it worthwhile.

    Cons

    There is a universal lack of support, accountability, and organization. In order to get a high school "grade," administration will hide or cover up behavior incidents. The main focus is for student test scores, and the personal success of the individual student is irrelevant to the teaching process.


  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Marrero, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Marrero, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Typical of Teachers--Schedule and time off

    Cons

    Zero discipline, high stress, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES THRIVE AND YOUR SCHOOL WILL AS WELL


  9. "Algebra 1 teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time

    Pros

    Diverse student body and some amazingly dedicated teachers

    Cons

    Poor leadership - school fell apart after new principal came on this year

    Advice to Management

    New principal, more attention for ELL students


  10. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with children is the best part of being a teacher. Most of them want to learn and desire to make you proud as a teacher.

    Cons

    Unfair system to teachers. As a teacher, you work very hard with little to no reward. You work under threat all the time... if your score aren't high enough or too many kids didn't do well on a test. Principals are given way too much power and many are incompetent and abuse their authority. Administration at central office is a complete joke. Everything is about who you know. STAY AWAY. CHOOSE ANOTHER PROFESSION.

    Advice to Management

    They won't take advice because it will affect their agenda to promote themselves.


  11. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Will pay for two classes related to certification or add-on certification in a high needs area

    Cons

    - Lack of communication
    - Work/Life balance on the fence of being shifty

    Advice to Management

    Everyone needs an orientation into the system regardless of what time of year they started.



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