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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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  • The district implements huge new initiatives with little to no warning or training, and requires the teachers to figure it out as they go (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, High Stress and a lot of injury on the job (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff cohesiveness, support, communication

    Cons

    Salary, possibilities for advancement, n/a.


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    I felt supported at my school

    Cons

    I didn't care for the teacher scoring system (though thats a state wide thing)

  3. "ESA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of children

    Cons

    Low pay, High Stress and a lot of injury on the job

    Advice to Management

    Give better hourly pay to all support staff


  4. "Parent Outreach Translator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Very rewarding helping people in your own community.

    Cons

    It's a 10 month job


  5. "Administrator of Finance and Payroll Records"

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    Current Employee - Administrator of Finance and Payroll Records in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrator of Finance and Payroll Records in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    MNPS is a diverse and team driven career.

    Cons

    Have no complaints about MNPS


  6. "Reading specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great and beneficial professional development offered

    Cons

    Low pay for price of living


  7. "Hello"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Old Hickory, TN
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Old Hickory, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good hours, healthy school lunches and breakfasts.

    Cons

    Paras don't get paid for spring and fall break and federal holidays!

    Advice to Management

    Paraprofessionals NEED to be paid for the same holidays as teachers!!!

  8. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Pretty lax environment with lots of schools available.

    Cons

    A bit unorganized and struggling to meet budgetary demands.

    Advice to Management

    Organize, simplify, budget better


  9. "School Social Worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The students and families of MNPS

    Cons

    The administration and some school faculty make the job harder and aren't as supportive as social workers need them to be.

    Advice to Management

    Support School Social Workers because they work extremely hard to help kids be successful in schools


  10. "MNPS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Time set for the opportunity to share with admin and central office

    Cons

    Very little teacher planning time


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