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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated November 12, 2017
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
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  • politics, long hours, no overtime, can't set hours, I've exceeded the 5 word minimum (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of a focus on special education at the school I was teaching at (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support system. Supportive staff

    Cons

    No vacation days.


  2. "Special Ed. Paraeducator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good retirement plan plus life insurance plan. Trainings.

    Cons

    Unpaid holidays, unpaid summer.

  3. "anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Para Educator in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Para Educator in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, great hours, good pay

    Cons

    Very large, slow processes.


  4. "Teaching Job"

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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

    Large organization with lots of options. Good PD opportunity, some great schools to work for with good administration.

    Cons

    Very large, can lead to longer wait times for simple questions and problems that need to be fixed.


  5. "Teacher"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and PD opportunities

    Cons

    Can be very stressful with the extra data entry and paperwork MCPS requires on top of planning and teaching engaging, effective lessons


  6. "MCPS Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I use to really love working for MCPS. The values and ethics were aligned in a way that made it possible for any student to learn and succeed in life. The employees had integrity and the overall consensus was work hard, honestly and with a purpose. Those values, work ethics and the honesty that use to be a given has been lost. I fear the future of the kids because its not about the work its about the political game.

    Cons

    I wish that the system didn't encourage dishonesty in its hiring process/promotion process. I wish the values that use to be a given and system wide were still present. I have witnessed dishonesty, lack of integrity and overall lack for the future of these students. The system has lost sight of the goal and it has been very hurtful and discouraging to watch.


  7. "Teacher"

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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

    Benefits, multiple locations and job opportunities

    Cons

    politics, long hours, no overtime, can't set hours, I've exceeded the 5 word minimum

  8. "Math Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, they need math teachers badly. The salary was decent and better than other counties pay.

    Cons

    No discipline. School basically don’t want you writing students up for anything. They want you to pass students who should fail. Homework is only graded on completion and if a student “tries” lowest grade we can give is a 50%. This isn’t education, it was just passing the buck. So many meetings that were just about diversity training.

    Advice to Management

    Let the teachers teach, and don’t just pass students who don’t deserve it so the graduation rate can be higher.


  9. "ESOL Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health and disability benefits.

    Cons

    Everything else. No respect to make calculated decisions. Very little professional learning. Mainly concerned with the loudest (and highest paying) constituents focused in only a couple of schools. Upper management is NOT focused on student achievement, only on not loosing their cushy jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Respect teachers as professionals.


  10. "Para Educator"

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Germantown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great learning community.

    Cons

    Schedule may change due to budget.


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