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Paterson Public Schools Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2019

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11 Ratings
  1. "Great Co-workers"

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    Personal Aide in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paterson Public Schools

    Pros

    Helping students achieve greatness in their lives.

    Cons

    I have no cons other than pay being low.

    Paterson Public Schools2016-03-16
  2. "Ldtc"

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    Current Employee - LDTC in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with children, great sped serviced

    Cons

    Mis-management lack of understanding of case management

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    Paterson Public Schools2019-04-22
  3. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Working with the children daily.

    Cons

    The workload is extremely unrealistic.

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    Paterson Public Schools2019-03-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Counter productive"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As with all public schools, the summers off and scheduled holiday vacations are a plus.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. Many decisions are counterproductive to the actual education process with students being allowed to have excessive absences, failing grades, and yet they are still allowed to graduate or pass to the next grade. Good teachers work their fingers to the bone; bad teachers work the system and are allowed to get away with shorting the kids of their education. Lack of culpability and fear of graduation rates being low truly create havoc for sending out properly educated students.

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    Paterson Public Schools2019-03-19
  5. "Instructional assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Paterson Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Work hours are great if you have a family

    Cons

    Politics of public education will always make working in a public school difficult

    Paterson Public Schools2018-11-06
  6. "Substitute teacher"

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    I worked at Paterson Public Schools

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule . -it is very easy to pick up jobs whenever you want. -There are always jobs available.

    Cons

    -The hardest part of job is that is based on improvising. One must improvise at all times because the teacher that is usually in the classroom is absent, and most of the time there is nothing for the students to do. -No benefits.

    Paterson Public Schools2018-07-22
  7. "Parent Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Parent Coordinator in Paterson, NJ

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Offers opportunity to positively effect urban community.

    Cons

    New more accountability and continuity in services.

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    Paterson Public Schools2018-05-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's the worst job out there."

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    Former Employee - Social Studies Teacher, Middle School in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paterson Public Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job

    Cons

    There are too many cons to count.

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    Paterson Public Schools2018-04-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible district"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    The kids are awesome. Its an easy district to get into - its a revolving door.

    Cons

    The administration is stupid, mean and running the district into the ground. Toxic work environment. Teachers and staff constantly laid off. Every year million dollar deficit.

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    Paterson Public Schools2018-03-07
  10. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher of the Handicapped K Through 12 in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Paterson Public Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The kids are absolutely wonderful and most people believe that it is the children who are the problem.

    Cons

    The administration is highly corrupt and the children are socially promoted and then given high school diplomas without successfully completing the New Jersey obligatory courses for graduation .

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    Paterson Public Schools2017-11-04
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