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Round Rock Independent School District Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2019

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Found 104 reviews

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Round Rock Independent School District CEO Jesus Chavez
Jesus Chavez
37 Ratings
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  • "RRISD has always been a place where the focus is on educating students to be contributors in a competitive 21st Century business market(in 5 reviews)

  • "Large geographically means long distances to professional development meetings(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful people"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with amazing people; making a difference in the lives of students

    Cons

    Teacher is the hardest job in the world

    Round Rock Independent School District2019-05-10
  2. "Good Support, Low Pay"

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      Current Employee - Speech Language Pathologist 

      I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great support from direct supervisors Consult/flexible therapy week Positive attitude of co-workers Dedication to student needs

      Cons

      High caseload numbers Low pay when compared to other districts (typical pay raise is 2% each year; this mostly gets eaten up by rising costs for insurance - if you want to have decent wages, go to Houston or DFW; previous years of non-school experience are not factored in when determining pay levels at RRISD)

      Advice to Management

      If you want to be a world-class district, you need to compensate employees better. Lots of my co-workers have already left or are planning to leave because they don't feel valued for what they contribute.

      Round Rock Independent School District2019-07-04
    • "Teaching in a school district"

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      Current Employee - Health Science Teacher in Round Rock, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great students and the excitement when that understanding switch flips on. No weekends. Summers off. Autonomy.

      Cons

      Supplies/equipment are lacking and makes it hard to meet curriculum requirements. Very little support from Administration.

      Advice to Management

      Truly listen to what teachers have to say and collaborate on solutions, not just placate and then do nothing.

      Round Rock Independent School District2019-07-04
    • "Great District"

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      Current Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Competitive pay for teachers, great students and support

      Cons

      high expectations which means expected to work from home quite a bit to get planning done.

      Round Rock Independent School District2019-04-01
    • "Great district to work for"

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      Former Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX
      Recommends

      I worked at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great place to work for. High expectations for employees for the most part.

      Cons

      Pay, however that is the nature of teaching.

      Round Rock Independent School District2019-03-26
    • "Good experience"

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        Former Employee - Teacher 

        I worked at Round Rock Independent School District full-time

        Pros

        District is organized and receptive to community

        Cons

        Salaries are somewhat lower than comparable positions around the state

        Round Rock Independent School District2019-02-10
      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Teacher 
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time

        Pros

        A lot of support from administration and coaches

        Cons

        Pay Long hours Pay raises Favoritism by administration, coaches and teachers

        Round Rock Independent School District2019-01-03
      • Helpful (2)

        "Teacher"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Encourages professional development. Encourages the use of technology in the classroom. Classes are scheduled in teams.

        Cons

        The LOWEST paying district compared to other major cities in Texas (Houston, Dallas & San Antonio). Austin is the most expensive city in the state of Texas ... you will need to work 2-3 jobs to supplement the cost of living.

        Advice to Management

        Your teachers are working several jobs if they do not have spouse income to supplement. Why do we not take care of our teachers like our neighboring cities?

        Round Rock Independent School District2018-11-02
      • "Wonderful Child-Centered District of Innovation"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time

        Pros

        Round Rock ISD is a, “Destination District” in every sense of the word. The schools, leadership, and resources are plentiful in RR. Depending on your campus, most Admin have very high standards in the caliber of Teacher they hire. You will be supported on your team based on this defining factor; the quality of those around you.

        Cons

        There are however, great discrepancies between Campuses. Be mindful when you are selecting which campus to apply to. Teaching can be a 24/7 job when parents have access to you after hours, so make a well informed choice to ask about the school’s culture and level of support your leaders will provide.

        Round Rock Independent School District2018-10-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Not Supportive"

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          Current Employee - Teacher in Round Rock, TX

          I have been working at Round Rock Independent School District full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Nice facilities, student bathrooms and large classrooms

          Cons

          Poor management from admin, no positive feedback, or help with a growing school population

          Advice to Management

          Be more positive

          Round Rock Independent School District2018-10-03
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