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Shelby County School District Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Dorsey E. Hopson, II
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  • "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. "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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shelby County School District full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefits and the school hours are great

    Cons

    Some of the principals are out of touch with policy and do not hold themselves accountable


  6. "Blah"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    $ money is ok for the area depending on your expertise

    Cons

    No support .. high demanding


  7. "Field Support Technician"

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    Current Employee - Field Support Technician in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Field Support Technician in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are helping the kids, & it is the opposite of being micro-managed.

    Cons

    Memphis has its issues, stressed out people can be a challenge.

  8. "Family Engagement Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to be very creative and innovative.

    Cons

    Too many transitions and people placed in positions that they are not qualified for.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    The people truly care about the children. Lots of support from administration.

    Cons

    The job can be stressful at times.


  10. "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


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