Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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3.8
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
Larry A. Bowers
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, Pension, job security(in 30 reviews)

  • "MCPS is a very well run administration and school system(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "MCPS Breaks contracts with staff(in 17 reviews)

  • "It has long hours and can be very political(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great

      May 10, 2021 - Teacher in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great System to work for.

      Cons

      I do not have any cons.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not terrible

      May 1, 2021 - Special Education Teacher in Germantown, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with kids is great! The pay is pretty good compared to other counties. There are a lot of resources provided by the county.

      Cons

      The most recent curriculums that the school system adopted are way too scripted and fast paced. The county isn’t looking at what is developmentally appropriate for kids, but pushing harder and harder material on younger kids. It’s really a state-wide issue and sad to see so many young children frustrated, struggling and hating school. The schools are very cliquey and management tends to favor certain people. There’s zero incentive to better than your colleague who is doing half the work you are doing. Education as a whole needs revamping. This county talks a good game but they really don’t follow through on the promises they make.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Too many changes

      May 12, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional coworkers, work culture, benefits, salary, the union

      Cons

      Too many meetings, curriculum shifts, paperwork

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good community and benefits

      May 11, 2021 - Teacher in Rockville, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyed collaboration with other teachers and new teacher programming for support

      Cons

      Salaries still make it difficult to find housing in desirable areas

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Depends Largely on the School & Admin.

      May 10, 2021 - Special Education Paraprofessional (Autism) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Supportive colleagues, - strong union - good professional development - large, diverse school system - close to two large urban centers with world-renown museums and many historic sites (also known for their museum education programming)

      Cons

      - many staff/faculty members do not understand special education needs and differentiation - some staff/faculty do not show empathy/care for students that one would expect in an educational enviroment - large bureaucratic institution, often seemingly cares more for rules and numbers rather than people working or students learning there

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A great place to work

      May 3, 2021 - Teacher in Montgomery Woods, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will work with great colleagues and students!

      Cons

      Sometimes you won't have support staff helping you.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      fvf

      May 3, 2021 - Para Educator in Stephen Knolls, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They take care of their employees and there are good benefits

      Cons

      I. dont think there are any

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment

      Apr 28, 2021 - Special Education Paraeducator in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coworkers are friendly and helpful.

      Cons

      Pay is low for the area. Don't get paid on professional days or during winter and spring break.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Incosistent

      May 10, 2021 - High School Spanish Teacher in Rockville, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Highest salaries in the state. -Some colleagues are very supportive

      Cons

      -Constant changes in demands -Unrealistic expectations

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It was okay

      May 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy hours, decent pay rate.

      Cons

      No room to move up for Paraeducators

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