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Shelby County School District Reviews

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3.0
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51%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
Dorsey E. Hopson, II
44 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Assignments can be hard to find especially since there's no longer app support(in 6 reviews)

  • "In many schools, the children are undisciplined and completely out of control(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Education Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, supportive administrators, and pay is competitive.

    Cons

    You do not get paid for all break days.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  2. Intense, Somewhat rewarding

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      Current Employee - High School Math Teacher 

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

      Pros

      Can easily climb the ladder given the high rate of turnover. Kids will love you if you just show you genuinely care about them.

      Cons

      Expect burning out, potentially irrational administration, and students that need more than you can give.

    • Teacher

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Students and leadership is a good thing . Some good days

      Cons

      Students and parents are helpful also. I love it very much

      Advice to Management

      None at all

    • Broken System

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      Former Employee - Math Teacher in Memphis, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Shelby County School District full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Occasionally feel good about yourself.

      Cons

      It's you against the world. You will be scapegoated for everything. Expectations are unreasonable.

    • Flexible Job

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        The flexibility and the pay

        Cons

        Assignments can be hard to find especially since there's no longer app support.

      • Stressful and rewarding

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        Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Memphis, TN
        Recommends

        I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Solid benefits 180-day work year fulfilling work

        Cons

        Unrealistic expectations no support from parents large classes

      • Teacher

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        Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Satisfaction of making a difference in a child's life,

        Cons

        Stress, to make sure scholars perform on state tests

      • Teacher

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Shelby County School District full-time

        Pros

        some very experienced and talented teachers that are willing to help new teachers

        Cons

        the district seems to be downsizing so district schools close every year and open as charter or ASD schools. charter and ASD teachers have higher salaries

        Advice to Management

        Match salaries based on the market. Supply new teachers with better resources and career outlook

      • Instructional Assistant

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Great hours for family life

        Cons

        Lousy pay for the job you have to perform

      • Experience varies greatly depending upon your content area and principals

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        Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Memphis, TN
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Shelby County School District

        Pros

        Large district, always jobs available

        Cons

        Large district, tsunami of bureaucracy

        Advice to Management

        Protect teacher planning periods

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