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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  • Lack of support in regards to campus discipline (in 2 reviews)

  • High turnover at some schools both with teachers and admin (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Paraprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Touching the hearts of the children and helping them learn.

    Cons

    There are non really besides pay could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay


  2. "Great hours"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The hours we worked were great hours, I also got paid during the summer while we were on vacation. They offered personal time.

    Cons

    The school district did not offer affordable benefits, and they pay did not grow with the cost of living growing. Also the district had too many budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    I would offer the advise to find affordable health benefits for the employees. I would also tell them to find better options for the long term employees during budget cuts.


  3. "Excellent career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent diverse students and supportive administration

    Cons

    state tests, unmotivated students, difficult parents

    Advice to Management

    support and empower teachers


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  5. "Paraprofessional"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work for.

    Cons

    Some discrepancies when working in some department.


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    "Stable"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX

    Pros

    Jobs are often stable..until Perry cuts Education funding

    Cons

    some schools have longer hours than traditional schools...some of the population is not the easiest to work with. Upper mgmt at some schools lack competence.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using your online degree as a way to prove that your qualified when you are clearly not


  7. "Spring ISD wants to be an education leader by 2015."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Spring, TX
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    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids need and deserve top efucators.

    Cons

    Spring faces many of the same problems affecting other districts.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the reality of classroom demands and time restraints.


  8. "It was an eye opening experience."

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    Former Employee - Career & Technical Education Teacher in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Career & Technical Education Teacher in Spring, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, good working environment, staff is very professional,

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work


  9. "Spring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the people I work with and working with students to succeed is a wonderful thing.

    Cons

    Attempting to make students have the same motivation as you do for them to succeed can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Make More materials available for the standardized tests available to all schools. Find something district wide that teachers don't have to search so hard to find.


  10. "One of our better school districts"

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and I think the level of technology tools available to the teachers is adequate, at least compared with other public school systems in which I have worked. The professional development opportunities are good.

    Cons

    The challenges vary from campus to campus honestly. A principal who supports his staff and sets clear expectations for everyone will yield fewer problems outside of student behavior and parent interactions. There is a considerable amount of politics unfortunately, as is customary in public schools. The medical benefits are costly, especially compared to when I began my teaching career. The increase is way more than inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Although the state legislation is ultimately the last word for passing laws about this, decrease benefits expenses for teachers.


  11. "It is where you can learn and add to your job decription."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    You are not micro-managed at all.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.



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