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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated March 31, 2019
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
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  • "high class sizes, not paid for overtime, very small raise increases with more and more responsibilities each year," (in 6 reviews)

  • "politics, long hours, no overtime, can't set hours, I've exceeded the 5 word minimum" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits; contributing to the future of our society"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly good benefits - eligibility with 20 hours per week or more

    Cons

    Teaching is a LOT of work. You have to be very dedicated. That's not the fault of MCPS, it's just a reality.


  2. "Opportunity for Growth & Development"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salaries compared to other schools, excellent benefits, a lot of opportunities for personal and professional growth, excellent reimbursement rates for tuition (you could literally continue on into doctoral studies and they'll pay a significant portion), a lot of schools from which you can choose

    Cons

    A lot of is expected of teachers, especially in lower performing schools

  3. "MCPS"

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    Current Employee - Paraeducator
    Current Employee - Paraeducator

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits

    Receiving benefits for just 4 hrs a day.

    Cons

    Pay Increases stop after 10 (and now 14) years for support staff.


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Bus Attendant in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, staying around children is great for your soul.

    Cons

    Everyone you work with isn't as pleasant as it may seem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Great Benefits with toxic favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, tuition reimbursement, healthcare is unmatched, students are really great.

    Cons

    Each school is ran differently so a lot of inconsistencies with policies. When you address those then the leadership has a target on your back. The teachers lounge is a gossip haven.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  6. "Excellent benefit package"

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    Current Employee - Account Assistant III in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Account Assistant III in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    low pace working environment, good for mom to work

    Cons

    Low pay, no room to improve, need to find opportunity to grow on your own

    Advice to Management

    open to outsiders to get higher quality worker


  7. "Special Needs Paraeducator"

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    Former Employee - Paraeducator
    Former Employee - Paraeducator
    Recommends

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful staff to work with, all passionate about the same thing, small classes allowing for extra attention, always numerous staff members to help if there is ever a crisis, pay is reasonable and work is flexible if you want to substitute, hours are great

    Cons

    Some schools don't give enough information about each child, making it a bit more difficult to understand their condition if you don't have prior experience

  8. "Lots of politics"

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

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, great resources and programs for students

    Cons

    Politics, lack of advancement


  9. "Teaching at MCPS in 2018"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, the pay is competitive and the highest in the area for first year teachers

    Cons

    It is a large county, so don’t move into a house until you know what school you will be working at (two different steps in the interview process)


  10. "Teaching in MCPS"

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

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time

    Pros

    Great students, wonderful facilities, and good safety policies.

    Cons

    Adminsitration always seeking the "flavor of the day" to improve teaching (teachers!). No consistency from year to year in terms of annual initiatives and so on.