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New Haven Public Schools Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  1. "Math Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good hours, great teachers and administration

    Cons

    job was only part time hours


  2. "Clerically Experienced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Children and Family Engagement daily.

    Cons

    Some positions are full year some are part year.

  3. "New Haven Public Schools"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mathematics Intervention Specialist in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Mathematics Intervention Specialist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Haven Public Schools part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some passionate people, lots of opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Too much fluctuation in performance from school to school. Unhelpful professional development. Top heavy administration system that does not always listen to teachers or support staff.


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids are one of a kind and look forward to learning each day. There are a fair number of professional development opportunities available for free or at a discounted rate through the district.

    Cons

    Many are unqualified within administration based on the lack of curriculum knowledge. They need to spend more time in classrooms getting to know students and student needs. Often not enough student and staff supports put in place. The salary is minuscule compared to the rest of the state and the amount of work required of our teachers within this academically , socially, and emotionally challenged district. Effective communication between parents and teachers in order to promote academic success is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Hire administrators that care about the students and staff. They should be in classrooms often and showing interest in areas of need instead of concentrating on their own agenda of working their way up the political ladder.


  5. "Resource Para"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Interacting with wonderful staff and students

    Cons

    Salary not easy to make a living in today's society

    Advice to Management

    Increase Para salary from 18,000 to at least 25,000- 30,000. Maybe based this determination off degree held and/years employed.


  6. "Average overall"

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

    I worked at New Haven Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Everything you do supports the students.

    Cons

    The administration needs alot of reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and promote the hardest workers.


  7. "The Pay is horrible worst district to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this position and district.

    Cons

    Low pay, No on-boarding, No training, Union

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture of the work place, Pay based on experience and education.

  8. "Great environment bug needs another insidd looking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diverse community and student body

    Cons

    Personal relationships affects a lot of decisions

    Advice to Management

    I


  9. "Coordinator School-Based Health Centers"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, School-Based Health Centers in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Coordinator, School-Based Health Centers in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New Haven Public Schools (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clinics were established in 15 New Haven Public Schools, and contracted medical personnel from various local hospitals to staff 15 school-based health centers.

    Cons

    there was a definite change after the retirement of the previous Superintendent of schools, Dr.Hema DaSilva.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Middle School Science Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Middle School Science Teacher in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New Haven Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great set of dedicated teachers
    - Awesome schedule

    Cons

    - Lack of resources (technology)
    - Chaos in the administration


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