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Mesquite ISD Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Mesquite ISD Superintendent 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)

  • "They care more about STAAR scores than anything else, which results in over testing" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant to teachers in classrooms"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I feel loved everyday by the students

    Cons

    Some kids are disrespectful towards adults who try to help them be successful

    Advice to Management

    Love working with jobs and I loved my job this year


  2. "Teacher Middle School"

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    Former Employee - Middle School Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Middle School Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mesquite ISD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Other teachers, PD, Kids and the benefits are good

    Cons

    Administration is not supportive of teachers

    Advice to Management

    Do say you say be honest.

  3. "Wellness Director/Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, excelling, successful, great environment

    Cons

    Low SES district, struggling learners empower teacher to do their best

    Advice to Management

    Perfect!


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, supportive admin team

    Cons

    Kids can be a little crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Elementary Music Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elementary Music Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Elementary Music Teacher in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a music teacher, I find that Mesquite I S D is very dedicated to the growth and development of students in the fine arts. They have excellent programs at all levels in every area of the arts.

    Cons

    I can't think of one.


  6. "Food services was the bad part not MISD itself"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All holidays off, spring and summer vacations, winter break, weekends off, set schedule, $10 health clinic for basic exams, AETNA health insurance and optional dental, close commute for locals, seeing happy faces from the kids.

    Cons

    Constant workplace hostility in the kitchen I worked at and friend's had bad times at two other locations as well. Manager picked favorites and let bullying occur between workers and did nothing to correct it and got mad at people for being sick with a note. Not enough hours/pay so made less than $800 a month after taxes/teachers retirement/insurance/etc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites, take complaints seriously, treat workers like humans, if you see a subordinate struggling because of the work load don't tell them "pick up the pace you are just slow", don't tolerate gossip at work.


  7. "Not Perfect. But not bad"

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

    I worked at Mesquite ISD full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good benefits and good pay for new teachers

    Cons

    If you are in the classroom, but the common issue with teaching...especially if you teach a STAAR subject... no time and stress!

  8. "Choir Director"

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    Current Employee - Choir Director in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Choir Director in Mesquite, TX

    I have been working at Mesquite ISD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supporter of the Fine Arts

    Cons

    Public Education can be exhausting


  9. "Great district to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Mesquite, TX

    Pros

    Small yet bug district with anything you would need! Great support system within the district to ask questions or get advice when needed

    Cons

    Big enough district for a lot of red tape, but I think that’s public school systems in general. I can’t think of anything else

    Advice to Management

    Think about listening to staff before implementing systems and procedures


  10. "Temporary Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesquite ISD part-time

    Pros

    You make close connections with your peers.

    Cons

    The students choose when they want to listen.


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