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Loudoun County Public Schools Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, including awesome schedule for a working mother with school aged children, also summers off if desired (in 8 reviews)

  • You make a difference in the life of a child (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very vague role as a physical therapist in the school system (in 4 reviews)

  • Unless you have a desire to transition into teaching, there is no benefits to working hard (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great District"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Great Work Schedule
    Great Technology

    Cons

    I'll get back to you later with cons


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with excellent opportunities.

    Cons

    competitive, some coworkers have personal issues

    Advice to Management

    have empathy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    just a great place to work

    Cons

    I have no cons here


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great on the exterior and severely flawed on the interior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues one could ask to work with, many students are great, benefits and pay are really good

    Cons

    The new superintendent and school board undermine student accountability with their policies and initiatives, too focused on graduation rates (prefer quantity over quality), non-existent student attendance policy, school-based administrators are mediocre at best and do not support teachers

    Advice to Management

    Instead of driving change from central office, empower teachers to drive the change from the school level and mandate if you have to. Some schools are strong academically but have other organizational issues and vice versa. Dr. Williams especially needs to learn that one size does not fit all. Also, consider becoming more ethical.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Teaching Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits like health insurance.

    Cons

    The nature of the position was too much.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Best district to start my teaching career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in South Riding, VA
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in South Riding, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The whole county is supportive of new teachers, and there are many supports in place to ensure teacher retention.
    There are many professional development and leadership opportunities.
    The focus of the school district is truly to help students of all abilities learn.

    Cons

    Initial salary is great, but there is little growth in the pay scale over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Pay growth for teachers is just as important as giving the superintendent a raise each year!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lcps. Thumbs up"

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

    I have been working at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Stable, predictable employment. One of the higher-paying districts . Great pay for teachers just starting out

    Cons

    Benefits have changed over the years. They encourage a new high-deductible plan now. The other plans are seriously cost prohibitive.

    Pay for mid career teachers is not as good

    More and more responsibility being pushed on classroom teachers w nothing taken away. No textbooks have been purchased in many years - still waiting on implementation of electronic texts

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are human and there are only so many hours in the day. Remember that work time is often more productive than meetings

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, people are great to work with. Administration is supportive of teachers and staff, and provides necessary resources for the students. Class sizes are kept small, to improve learning.

    Cons

    Sure, there are administrative hoops to jump through in any school district, but the benefits and culture in LCPS make it worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that policies/initiatives are implemented with stakeholder buy-in, and not forced on people too quickly for no reason


  9. "MS Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work experience. Good People. Not a crazy amount of training.

    Cons

    None. It's an all-around good experience.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what you are doing.


  10. "SECRETARY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loudoun County Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Hours, and atmosphere depending at the school you work at

    Cons

    The salary is definitely low. Must be very flexible


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