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Shelby County School District Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "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. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Chelsea, AL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Chelsea, AL

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

    Pros

    Great professional development opportunities, great support in the classroom, Love interactions with my students and parents, positive experience with leadership being supportive and helpful, great benefits, retirement

    Cons

    Salary is low considering amount of work hours and extra money put into my classroom out of my pocket

    Advice to Management

    I love how you are always looking for oppportunities for teachers to learn more effective ways of teaching and provide many choices for professional development! Please keep supporting your teachers and helping them to continue to succeed in the classroom.


  2. "Flexible Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Stressful and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Secondary Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits
    180-day work year
    fulfilling work

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations
    no support from parents
    large classes


  4. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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


  5. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stress, to make sure scholars perform on state tests


  6. "Instructional Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. "Experience varies greatly depending upon your content area and principals"

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

    Pros

    Large district, always jobs available

    Cons

    Large district, tsunami of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Protect teacher planning periods

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Most of the schools are inner-city/urban schools. This was a great fit for me. I had an awesome principal, who was compassionate and supportive of the teachers and the staff.

    Cons

    Lack of parental support


  9. "Literacy Intervention Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Literacy Intervention Teacher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Literacy Intervention Teacher 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 a year)

    Pros

    Off during Summers and students are delightful.

    Cons

    Administration constant pull you away from student interventions to sub or do other tasks.


  10. "Disorganized"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the teachers are highly dedicated to their classrooms.

    Cons

    There is so much "political" mess going on that it overlooks each individual child. Not only did I feel like my students were given a number, but I was too.