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Shelby County School District Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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Dorsey E. Hopson, II
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Pros
  • "The pay is better than most places in geographical job market" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Students are great, teachers work hard and the dedication is evident" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The teacher evaluation system is a complete joke" (in 5 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
    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. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    vacation time and holiday pay

    Cons

    treat employees like crap. make up their own rules.

    Advice to Management

    hire people that are experts in their field and not your drinking buddy. show some respect while working with co-workers

  3. "Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - breaks, holidays
    - you get off work early compared to other jobs

    Cons

    - work load
    - expensive insurance
    - planning takes a lot of your free time


  4. "Sped Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible, great coworkers, never a dull day, lots of school breaks and snow days.

    Cons

    low pay, no appreciation for assistants

    Advice to Management

    make us feel appreciated


  5. "Each one teach one"

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

    I worked at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work for the school system is making kids happy.

    Cons

    The money and job availability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy and make the new ones feel welcome as a part of the new school family.


  6. "Great Employment Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shelby County School District full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work hours, don't work during fall break, Spring break, Christmas break and Summer

    Cons

    Some of the principals and upper management need to resign or retire.

    Advice to Management

    Think more about the students than yourself.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Principal in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salary is good, but principals should be compensated more because of the endless workload. The students are amazing despite the many challenges they face.

    Cons

    There is absolutely too much favoritism in this district. Rarely are people rewarded for their merits. This is a distinct of have and have nots. If you’re employed at a school where the parents are affluent, the district will continue to provide resources. If you’re employed at school with a low economic status, you get nothing. You’ll have to fight for the basics such as lights, water fountains, heating and air conditioning etc. This district only cares about certain principals, certain children, and certain teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and let people that really care about children lead.

  8. "I have worked here for 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for the most part

    Cons

    upper level and county office dont help mcuh at all


  9. "Financial"

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    Current Employee - Secretary
    Current Employee - Secretary
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shelby County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work only weekdays, weekends and holidays off.
    Good work hours

    Cons

    Benefits and lack of advancement


  10. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Advisor in Memphis, TN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SCS is trying to be innovative and improve education outcomes for students.

    Cons

    There is a lot of back-door politics that get in the way of doing good things for students.


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