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Springs Charter School Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Parent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Springs Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Completely satisfied with my Educational Specialist. Would homeschool again in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    Sometimes lacking in curriculum flexibility.


  2. "Education Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Temecula, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Springs Charter School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I liked the staff

    Cons

    Admin forced us to push new programs on parents that were never 100% ready or were of no real use. They never follow through with real, quality, useful tools. AWFUL pay! If they didn't give you enough students, they would also charge you the health insurance premium so you would walk away with almost nothing. If you want but don't have a full roster "It's your fault for not being a good salesperson." I could go on and on.

    Advice to Management

    You've lost sight of what the ES job really entails. Everyone who makes policy for the ESs should have a mandatory 5 student roster.

  3. "Probably a Great Idea when is was smaller."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Springs Charter School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment in terms of teleconference and work at home days.
    My pay was competitive, not true for most others.

    Cons

    Caseloads were downright insane.
    Lack of support and experience for site folks on the educational leadership side of the houses. Too many inexperienced administrators trying to hold down the fort with too little support or bad advice. Morale is low and turnover is high as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Special education is being used as a cure all.
    Beef up your educational / instructional experience/leadership/support.
    Make staffing sane.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Springs Charter School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personalized learning for students, flexible hours, great benefits. A place you can make a difference.

    Cons

    Many people don't understand we are a public school.

    Advice to Management

    Dream Big, Dive Deep!


  5. "Fun Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Springs Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Students only come to school 4 days a week, leaving an extra day for PLC's, grading, doctor appointments...
    Freedom to create your own curriculum (could be seen as good or bad)
    Great kids
    Fun team, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Montessori inspired, regardless of how you feel about the style, you're forced to design your classroom similar to the idea.
    School has a hard time sticking with one system or idea, so teachers are constantly forced to learn different pedagogy styles and implement them whenever the admin has a change of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Find one grading and teacher blog system and stick with it!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover rate"

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

    I worked at Springs Charter School full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Flexible scheduling
    Ability to work independently

    Cons

    Constant increase in workload
    Little to no consistency
    Little to no support and/or training
    Dealing with unhappy families due to circumstances outside your control
    Lower pay than surrounding districts

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training, support and feedback
    If you expect people to do more work you should expect to pay them more
    Acknowledge the hard work everyone does not just a few select people


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    "Teacher"

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

    I worked at Springs Charter School part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was amazing, supportive and worked well together.

    Cons

    You have to provide your own curriculum.

    Advice to Management

    Give your teacher's more of an allowance to purchase material with.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small class sizes. Prep day at home.

    Cons

    Complicated school structure and poor communication within organization. No air conditioning or heating at one school. Forced to work during lunch.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    open minded, caring, flexible, forward thinking

    Cons

    pays less than other districts


  10. Helpful (2)

    "From the front lines."

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

    Pros

    Boss was fantastic. Might not have been the best at managing, but made the environment wonderful to work in.

    Cons

    Upper management is, optimistically, flying by the seat of their pants. The name changes are questionable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals. Stop rebranding. Childrens' educations are just swinging in the breeze while the inflated C-level titles try to rearrange the shell game.


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