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Shelby County School District Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Dorsey E. Hopson, II
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  • The teacher evaluation system is a complete joke (in 5 reviews)

  • Many teachers have a negative attitude because creativity and doing what is best for your students is no longer your choice (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "So far so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have only been with this school district for 6 months, but they seem to value their teachers.

    Cons

    It is such a large district that it can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Don't run off your teachers with a bunch of red tape.


  2. "ok job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable salary, bad benefits (used to be good) and too much stress

    Cons

    too many changes in school administration, worked in 2 schools administration changed 5 times

    Advice to Management

    You can't fix anything if the principals and assistant principals change every other year, there is no consistency in policies and there is no consistency in vision, every new administration has their own opinion about how to run the school


  3. "great for retired people and college students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, to pick what schools you want to work at.

    Cons

    No benefits, no retirement plan, pay not great for what we have to deal with and was dropped down 3 dollars per day last year


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  5. "Love this district"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PLC Coach in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - PLC Coach in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with students is a plus.

    Cons

    There is no way to guarantee that everyone you work with has kid's best interest in mind


  6. "I am a teacher with the system."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good for a family.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will be micro managed.

    Advice to Management

    allow teachers to teacher


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Construction Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Construction Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with kids and fellow teachers.

    Cons

    Not sure how long school will remain open

    Advice to Management

    Make a stand!!!!


  8. "Sad place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shelby County School District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Received a paycheck on payday.

    Cons

    Unqualified cabinet running the district; poor leadership; wasting tax payers' money

    Advice to Management

    Stop being self-serving


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Do It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you area coach, there are some great athletes in the area. They take sports a little bit too seriously.

    Cons

    ZERO DISCIPLINE. Due to funding from Average Daily Attendance, administrators are under pressure to NOT discipline students, lest the system lose federal dollars. Teacher morale is extremely low (no more pay steps), whilst students roam the halls in large groups. Be prepared to be cussed out by students AND parents, and likely called a racist for trying to have minimal behavioral and academic standards. I can't give 0's for cheating, which is rampant, and there is absolutely no repercussions for anything. This is not a school district as much as it is a way for some people with education degrees to earn a check. That being said, forget support from the central office. Emails are never returned, questions are put in the "parking lot," which will never get answered. You will likely receive incorrect information, and best of all, you will be assessed based on the performance of students you have never even met, let alone taught.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I begin??


  10. "Proud Educator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Doing a job that I love

    Cons

    low parental involvement; lack of student buy-in

    Advice to Management

    watch the turnover rate


  11. "Shelby County Schools"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Freedom for creativity when working on projects

    Cons

    More focus on politics than performance


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