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Newport News Public Schools Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Ashby C. Kilgore
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "NNPS"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Public Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They really do strive to create a great environment for their employees

    Cons

    District seems to play favorites


  2. "Instructional Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Teacher/Instructional Assistance in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Teacher/Instructional Assistance in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been teaching 6th & 7th grade math for thirty years. have started in New York City and moved to Virginia where I am currently testing to attain my teaching license.

    Cons

    Classroom is considerable crowded and it would be recommended to have an assistance to help those that are behind in their subject.

    Advice to Management

    Effective instruction in the classroom can be accomplish with a minimal of 20 students per classroom. Which enable the Instructor to target students weakness.


  3. "Upward Movement in STEM"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay within Hampton Roads,
    Awesome Students (Class management support, progression steps are clear and admin follow through) , Current Upgrade for technology programs and equipment
    Availability of Professional Development
    Impactful NASA and Jefferson Lab partnerships

    Cons

    I observe NNPS school leaders have a delay to combat poor student performance
    One- Year Evaluation visit is not enough to have a true depiction of the classroom management , rigor, instructional style/techniques. It adds stress on teachers and students.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "NNPS"

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    Former Employee - ERP Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - ERP Systems Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits package. Nice employees.

    Cons

    401k is not very good. Management is not nice. Lacking in Technology knowledge. Unable to train properly.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate properly with your employees. Get a set training plan in place to be prepared for new hires. Come up with a better way to file vendor records.


  5. "Good Schooling experience (Substitute Teacher)"

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    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Teachers are great. Good start if you want to become a teacher. You get to choose your schedule and what school you want to work for, in their online website you sign up for.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. (59$ a day).

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The district embraces the use of technology. They have a lot of programs at the secondary level for students to participate in.

    Cons

    Administration in some schools do not support teachers. Their STEM Academy is not accredited. They pay their teachers once a month.

    Advice to Management

    Provide in building support to your new teachers that are not necessarily new to the profession, but new to the district.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Run like a military institution"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary was above most of the other school districts in the area. Budget was very good even in a recession.

    Cons

    Upper management is nothing but bullies. If you didn't fall in line they bullied you until you did. Was a very hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend you all take some kind of empathy training.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Virginia in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Virginia in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    They Principal's are very easy to work for. The administration is eager to give support and guidance. They have a teaching rubric that must be followed.

    Cons

    The classrooms are oversized for teacher to student ratio. Teachers are expected to but supplies and tools needed for their students.

    Advice to Management

    The classes need to be smaller. Teachers need a raise to be able to live in their teaching salary without needing to get second jobs. Teachers need to be supplies with tools needed to teach.


  9. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Head of Security and Gang Intervention Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Head of Security and Gang Intervention Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Public Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance and retirement. Enjoy working for them.

    Cons

    10 month employee no work in the summer.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Program Administrator"

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    Former Employee - STEM Academy Creator and Administrator in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - STEM Academy Creator and Administrator in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Public Schools (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was able to learn the instructional and business aspects of educations.

    Cons

    There was very little growth, position wise.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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