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Lake Washington School District Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "para"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Lake Washington School District part-time

    Pros

    I love the team I am working with. The benefits are OK. Time off is great. Training is provided.

    Cons

    Low pay, work overload without extra compensation.


  2. "Great district"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Washington School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good students and area. Fantastic technology resources.

    Cons

    District level bureaucracy is a bit cumbersome and wasteful.

  3. "Love working for this school district!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Kirkland, WA
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Needed and appreciated by the staff. Lots of professional development opportunities. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    It would really help if part-time employees could have benefits, especially healthcare. This would provide a sense of long-term job security.

    Advice to Management

    You would keep your part-time employees longer if they were benefited--especially the school bus drivers!


  4. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lake Washington School District full-time

    Pros

    highly qualified teachers create a high level of education

    Cons

    communication at district level could improve


  5. "Good place for teachers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great district to work for, great people in most of the schools

    Cons

    District reequires too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    schools that focus on what the staff needs and try to work for that are great, successful places


  6. "Take the teacher's pulse"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher

    I worked at Lake Washington School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, clean well maintained schools, great resources, great parents and students

    Cons

    Principals that have spent minimal experience in a classroom, Danielson Evaluation system flawed, lack of support, minimal staff development, HUGE Workload, High Stress, Students not a priority.....

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract and retain teachers then you MUST support them.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Redmond, WA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lake Washington School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional, organized, rich, good employees

    Cons

    Bureucratic, cold, top heavy, too big

    Advice to Management

    Trim administration

  8. "Great support!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lake Washington School District full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive of personal growth mindset and goals.

    Cons

    Level of support differs between supervisors and across the district.


  9. "Some good things, some cautions"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Lake Washington School District (More than a year)

    Pros

    Higher pay rates than some districts. Modern schools with good facilities.

    Cons

    At least one of the principals was awful. She was a terrible communicator who has no idea she is a terrible communicator. Don't complain if conditions aren't what you were promised - you'll not be asked back the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Some schools aren't properly staffing "safety net" classes. Some schools are providing very little or no support for high-needs ESL students.


  10. "Classroom Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teaching
    Former Employee - Teaching
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lake Washington School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    top technology - consistent training
    very collaborative
    resources shared on a teacher portal and LMS
    quality staff and excellent administrators

    Cons

    very large district - difficult to make system changes
    always on cutting edge - sometimes take on too many initiatives and teachers have a high workload as a result

    Advice to Management

    less initiatives - too much workload


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