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Rockdale County School District Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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  1. "Good school district with great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Educator in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockdale County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small town feel, great people to work with!

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits should be more comparable to the rest of the Atlanta metro area


  2. "Some great experiences with team players."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockdale County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very close to home. I like the people and the positive vibe on my level. Nice team development. Great collaboration on team.

    Cons

    Must look at all areas of the business to see exactly what needs to be changed and focus on positive change immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Work on more important issues in school


  3. "Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elemenatry Teacher
    Current Employee - Elemenatry Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockdale County School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best school schedule in the metro Atlanta area.
    Small classes
    New facilities

    Cons

    Yearly raises dont happen often
    Poor parental Support
    Promotions are based on who you know


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  5. "Disheartening days in Conyers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The chance to work with some very hard-working and professional people on occasion.
    The weather in Georgia can be very nice at times.

    Cons

    Cronyism at the top. Micromanagement at times, lax attitudes at times...absolutely no consistency. Lowest pay for teachers in the Metro area.

    Advice to Management

    Typical small school system with the people who know each other moving higher in the management hierarchy, with the kids being the ones left behind.


  6. "breakfast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockdale County School District full-time

    Pros

    off in the summertime get a chance to enjoyed time with grandchildren

    Cons

    manager talk about people to other coworkers


  7. "School Bus Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former EXPERIENCED Driver in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Former EXPERIENCED Driver in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rockdale County School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Below average health benefits for a part time job. Some coverage is better than no coverage.

    Cons

    Super low employee morale, subpar management (route/zone supervisors)and low monthly paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Route(Zone) Supervisors need to STOP micromanaging the drivers..Offer more support to drivers, especially if they are doing the job correctly...


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Changes Like The Wind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great school calendar that is balanced throughout the year that includes summer break, fall break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Winter break and spring break

    Cons

    There are little to no opportunities for advancement. School leadership seems to change every two to years with little consistency. High turnover in some schools.

    Advice to Management

    When new leadership takes place there always seems to be several changes as everyone seems to make an effort to place their stamp of identity on something. Things that have worked in the past were changed and in some instances the old way proved to be much better and was reverted back to.


  9. "Digital Learning Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockdale County School District full-time

    Pros

    Working for the department of education is a rewarding job. With my position, I have the opportunity to teach teachers and students the new technologies that are forever changing and advancing.

    Cons

    One con would be the lack of funds available. As mentioned above, technologies are forever changing and advancing. Because of this funds can become an issue if wanting to stay up with current technology.

    Advice to Management

    The only type of advice I can think of would be to provide amble training time when purchasing new software.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Teachers are a dispensible commodity."

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Conyers, GA

    Pros

    Rockdale is comparable to other districts in the Atlanta area. Teacher salary, benefits, and work load is pretty much the same in Rockdale as in other counties. It is nice to work in a school district/school that consistantly makes AYP.

    Cons

    The opinions of students and their parents seem to dictate whether a teacher's contract is renewed. Teacher's are nonrenewed, leaving them unemployed because of the statements of a child. Teachers are also nonrenewed because of "budget cuts". I gues this is happening across Georgia.

    Advice to Management

    Good teachers are not a dispensible commodity and should be treated like the professionals that they are. High turnover rate for teachers and leadership is never good.


  11. "A good county to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for professional learning.

    Cons

    Compensation for the Rockdale County Public School system is not as high as many other Atlanta metro area counties.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more effective and comprehensive training and models of the standards based classroom.