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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) Interim Superintendent Larry A. Bowers
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and worthwhile mission" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Lots of opportunity for professional development" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "Substitute Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I'ts a great system to work for.

    Cons

    Long testing periods in which there is no work


  2. "Bus Operator"

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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

    Good benefits, very flexible for time off, better pay rate than other retail stores around and helps the employees (student) with their tuition fee.

    Cons

    Hours always depends on your personal route and students

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Messed up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kids are great you’ll want to work hard for them.

    Cons

    Teachers aren’t good, county sees kids as numbers not as humans. If you are truly an advocate for the kids, you’ll be isolated and chastise.


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay with the only problem in that the lazy person would make the same

    Cons

    no room for advancement unless you want to be the brown noser

    Advice to Management

    look for your superstars and coach them to become more!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Choose another county to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits (health insurance, vision, dental)

    Cons

    -Corrupt system that wants to keep up with being the "best" by pressuring teachers to give fake grades, bully teachers, and cover up their mistakes

    -The pay may seem higher than other counties, but you're hit with the highest taxes as well. Just think about it...


  6. "Dynamic Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely progressive, highly diverse student and professional populations, higher pay scale.

    Cons

    Tendency to create extra work that does not directly relate to teaching, deep cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, excellent work goes on there.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits, professional development, and lots of opportunities in the educational field.

    Cons

    Overcrowded classes, highly political, weak consequences and discipline for disruptive students

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Okay for Teachers"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary scale fairly generous for teachers (compared to most districts).
    Community generally values education.
    Local economy tends to be strong.

    Cons

    Cost of living is high, offsetting advantages of generous salary scale.
    Teachers' union not particularly effective.
    Top-heavy administration pushes some questionable goals.
    Wealth distributed very unequally throughout district.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid chasing education fads and buzzwords. Focus on policies that help students read, write, and calculate so they understand language, sciences, history and the arts.


  9. "Amazing schools, staff and community"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Rockville, 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

    I have truly enjoyed working with the students and families in my county. I have had great professional development that have enhanced my teaching practices.

    Cons

    Stakeholders that make decisions aren’t teachers and don’t always make decisions about curriculum and instruction that meet the needs of our diverse population of students.


  10. "Good."

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Affordable for the family, diverse plans.

    Cons

    Has changed/cancelled providers a few times so my insurance changed.