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Milwaukee Public Schools Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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  • "New staff members with experience elsewhere are hired at a higher salary than staff that have been with MPS for the same amount of time(in 10 reviews)

  • "Low pay for amount of work put in(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely helpful department"

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    Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best support you'll ever receive from higher up SLP's

    Cons

    Pay scales dont have much room for growth

    Milwaukee Public Schools2019-06-14
  2. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools

    Pros

    Lots of projects, good environment, always new things to learn and lot more

    Cons

    Nothing to say so far.

    Milwaukee Public Schools2019-04-23
  3. "Positive experience at magnet school"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Faculty and staff engaged in students' lives - Outstanding student body with engaged parents - Opportunities to take on additional responsibilities within school

    Cons

    - Professional Developments (PD) were often wasteful and unnecessary - Bureaucracies associated when working with admin or central office - Feel like you have to reinvent the wheel each year despite others working towards the same goal

    Advice to Management

    Make PD more engaging and useful

    Milwaukee Public Schools2019-04-14
  4. "Over worked underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, Vision package Ability to work with children and build important relationships Full time in name but part time hours

    Cons

    Heavy load, not compensated for it Treated like teacher without teacher pay Short lunch break Full

    Milwaukee Public Schools2019-04-27
  5. "Overworked and lack of support"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The students and families were the only thing that motivated me to do my job.

    Cons

    Lack of support, poor leadership, ridiculous amount of assessments, meetings, evaluations, etc. with no time during the day to do. Teacher expectations are ridiculous with little to none planning time and most planning time is scheduled with a to do list for teachers with more assignments to try and accomplish. Undervalued and teachers are treated like they never do enough.

    Milwaukee Public Schools2019-04-01
  6. "Middle School Teacher"

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      Current Employee - Teacher in Milwaukee, WI

      I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great students, co-workers and administration at my current school!

      Cons

      The is little opportunity for advancement.

      Advice to Management

      With a high needs, urban population, lower class sizes from 35 to 25 students!

      Milwaukee Public Schools2019-02-04
    • "Great work, mediocre pay"

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      Current Employee - Parent Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Working with families to engage and promote a better environment

      Cons

      low pay for the amount of work done

      Advice to Management

      advocate for better pay

      Milwaukee Public Schools2019-02-01
    • "Large Urban District"

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      Current Employee - Tcvi in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great variety of students and large collaborative peer group

      Cons

      Buracracy of a large system

      Advice to Management

      Less top down and more shared input

      Milwaukee Public Schools2019-01-31
    • "Teacher at MPS"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time

      Pros

      good pay for a teacher, good benefits, sweet kids

      Cons

      lots of testing and new curriculum you are expected to implement every year, not much prep time

      Milwaukee Public Schools2019-01-02
    • "Good"

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      Current Employee - Food Service Manager II in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Milwaukee Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and hours and vacation

      Cons

      Some Disrespectful kids. Other than that its cool

      Milwaukee Public Schools2018-12-27
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