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Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) CEO Kevin M. Maxwell
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  • "low pay, long hours, heavy workload" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Low Pay, Students/parent poor behavior accepted and ruins school culture - Devastating, stressful" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time

    Pros

    Great place working on becoming an A:

    Cons

    NOting this place was awesome

    Advice to Management

    nothing doing . great


  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Resident Teacher Program for career changes.

    Cons

    Not on correct Salary Step after 10 years of employment.

  3. "Affordable comprehensive benefits; culture issues"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Bowie, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Affordable Medical Benefits; Employee resources available because of district's size

    Cons

    Unprofessionalism among staff at certain locations; lack of racial ethnic diversity as compared to other districts this size in the region


  4. "Tough Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a regular salary.

    Cons

    The county is an okay place to work for. Students care more about grades than learning, parents are pretty much the same. Administrators need to be more supportive of teachers, have schedules that allow teachers to do some of their work in school rather than take things home.


  5. "...interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time

    Pros

    Summer off
    Closures during 10 month school yr

    Cons

    Large classes; mountainous workload; culture/climate of environment


  6. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Ppw in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Ppw in Bowie, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You know you are doing your best to help students

    Cons

    The pay. Not paid for what you are worth


  7. "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Principal in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, pension , benefits ,
    Making a difference in the lives of others

    Cons

    Long work day, some senior mgmt

    Advice to Management

    Balance work and personal
    Improve climate and culture

  8. "Fun but Challenging Job"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Opportunities to learn
    2. Positive attitude and environment
    3. benefit

    Cons

    1. Difficult students
    2. high expectation but less support
    3. low salary

    Advice to Management

    Give more constructive feedback instead of pressure


  9. "PGCPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Not enough pay, no paid maternity leave, we are almost always put last.

    Advice to Management

    We need discounted daycare for teachers children, paid maternity leave, more incentives are needed if they want teachers to stay


  10. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for new teachers trying to get their feet in the door.

    Cons

    Some areas of the county can be very challenging to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging