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Mesquite ISD Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Mesquite ISD Superintendent Dr. Linda Henrie
Dr. Linda Henrie
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Pros
  • Great teachers,great kids,joy of helping kids (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with new people and students (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The health insurance they offer is ridiculously expensive (in 3 reviews)

  • There's no room for growth at the school (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benifits, great people, amazing admin

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to pass Star


  2. "High School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesquite ISD full-time

    Pros

    Good relative starting pay for a teacher.

    Cons

    Education systems is starting to be to focused on teaching a test than teaching valuable skills to students.

  3. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small family oriented district in suburban area.

    Cons

    Desired positions not always available.

    Advice to Management

    Supportive principals are essential for overall success.


  4. "Enjoyed working with them..."

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The district seems supportive of their teacher and staff. The main focus throughout the district is genuinely student success.

    Cons

    The pays isn't the best compared to surrounding districts.


  5. "Special Education Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoy helping and working with people.

    Cons

    There's no room for growth at the school.


  6. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative, Collaborative, Engagement, Creativity, Honesty.

    Cons

    Openness to outsider. Culturally sensitive and inclusive. More parent participation (PTA).

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities for bilingual counselors.


  7. "Mesquite ISD is a great district"

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

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Parents and some teachers can add extra unwanted stress.

  8. "Science Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful school district. Most teachers work hard and care. Administration is generally hard working and involved. The superintendent is going in the right direction.

    Cons

    Normal issues for Texas teachers: disappointing pay, health insurance is not manageable for a family (thanks State of Texas), some students are not engaged (not atypical for a district this size)

    Advice to Management

    Really, the State of Texas really needs to fix the funding of education in Texas. Internally, Mesquite ISD is really doing right by both students and teachers.


  9. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time

    Pros

    Great teachers, good culture, competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Regressive administration. Talks of replacing ISS with "counseling". No student accountability, and very little administrative support.


  10. "On par with Texas Teacher pay"

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

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time

    Pros

    Mesquite ISD is similar in pay to other DFW public school districts.

    Cons

    The schools are tough and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Allow teachers more planning time.


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