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Noble Network of Charter Schools Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Noble provides the environment where both students and staff see the results of their hard work (in 7 reviews)

  • Students are very respectful and hard-working (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • It takes skilled management to find work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Often long hours, many "asks" beyond the typical school day (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Passionate, Driven and Motivated towards One Day"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a positive energy at the Noble Schools. I walk into work with a smile everyday. Teachers do not become complacent and always strive to get better. Administration is on your side and supports your decisions if they benefit the school. Students are held accountable for their actions. Clear, consistent consequences allow you to teach your whole lesson. Discipline is at the foundation of a Noble education.

    Cons

    These are not magnet schools. Our students come to us several years behind their affluent counterparts. You will have to work hard to overcome the achievement gap.

    Advice to Management

    Stop into classrooms periodically and teach a lesson or two on topics you are passionate about. Allow teachers to observe your feedback in action.

    Noble Network of Charter Schools Response

    May 18, 2017 – Director of Talent Recruitment

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Noble! We appreciate your feedback.


  2. "Great Kids"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    The students are wonderful to work with, and highly motivated learners. The other employees are young and very hard working.

    Cons

    Stressful and competitive work environment. Big focus on standardized testing.


  3. "Great place to teach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Kids are amazing, other teachers are great.

    Cons

    Lots of rules to keep up with


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  5. "David Speer Academy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elective Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Elective Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great student culture is great

    Cons

    Pay is low per hours of work


  6. "College Counselor"

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

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Kids are awesome!
    Promote from within.
    Bonus based on performance.

    Cons

    The most important thing in the school are the emotions of the teachers.
    The well being of the kids often are over looked for deadlines and data.
    System not supportive for black students, except Butler.
    Poor work life balance.
    May ask you to do multiple full time task without support or direction.


  7. "High Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate staff willing to undertake ambitious goals

    Cons

    Coworkers were pleasant toward one another but had a strong undercurrent of negativity regarding administration.


  8. "Choir Director and Piano Instructor for ~200 beginning music students."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Music Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Music Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The teachers and administration are dedicated to serious change in their students. They are also very supportive of our choices in curriculum and take suggestions on school discipline.

    Cons

    We do a lot of standardized testing.


  9. "Autonomy and Student Focused"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time

    Pros

    Admin here is very supportive of helping teachers develop instructional practices to best meet student needs. While there are very specific metrics used to measure student achievement, there is still autonomy, collaboration, and support available for teachers to help students experience growth and success

    Cons

    Some families and students struggle with the discipline system here, although this has gotten better on some campuses with campus autonomy to create specific systems that work for certain students. The Network currently does not have a payscale for teachers, and although this is currently being developed, a lack of payscale makes it challenging to set long-term career goals.


  10. "Good for a while"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competent coworkers. Efficient Systems. High accountability.

    Cons

    Unsustainable workload. Not much opportunity for growth in terms of professional development or salary. Lack of transparency around pay.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain your staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Science Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Noble Network of Charter Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent teacher support and feedback.

    Cons

    Long hours, few paid vacation days.


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