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Washoe County Schools Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2019

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18 Ratings
  1. "BAs in English and Music & Theatre; Masters in TESOL"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I love working with young people motivating them for future happiness and success.

    Cons

    Teaching can be stressful with many hours of overtime required.

    Advice to Management

    WCSD should take advantage of well educated instructors who want to continue working after retiring from full time teaching with the district.

    Washoe County Schools2019-06-17
  2. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Washoe County is a strong district. I’ve loved working there for 21 years.

    Cons

    There are no cons. If I ever relocate to Bishop, it is for my family.

    Washoe County Schools2019-03-26
  3. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Washoe County Schools full-time

    Pros

    It was on par with other teaching jobs

    Cons

    Snow. Teachers need to be paid more in general.

    Washoe County Schools2017-12-13
  4. "Excellent"

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    I have been working at Washoe County Schools

    Pros

    Many different principals to work with here

    Cons

    Overcrowding is a major concern

    Washoe County Schools2016-12-03
  5. "! on ! aide special education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome position in a great school with an awesome child

    Cons

    Would have liked more hours

    Washoe County Schools2016-11-27
  6. "Librarian"

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    Librarian, Computer & PE Teacher 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washoe County Schools for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff, hands down, best in district!

    Cons

    Salary, sadly had to move on so I could better support family.

    Advice to Management

    Advice for WCSD, pay full time employees living wage.

    Washoe County Schools2016-10-24
  7. "Great Workplace"

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    I have been working at Washoe County Schools

    Pros

    One of the best places to work in!!!

    Cons

    Must be willing to take tasks at any time

    Washoe County Schools2014-09-04
  8. "One of the best school districts in country"

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    Former Employee - Upper Management in Reno, NV
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washoe County Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    WCSD has made enormous strides in terms of education, programs, and hiring good teachers, and is the best school district in the state by far. Their graduation rates are the highest of any urban district. They had the superintendent of the year for the country in Heath Morrison, and current superintendent Pedro Martinez is hard-working and efficient. WCSD has good schools and struggling schools, good principals and... poor principals, good teachers and poor teachers, just like in every large district. It's the largest employer in northern Nevada, so lots of room for movement as an employee.

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    Cons

    Nevada as a state does not value education. The voters continuously vote against funding for schools. This hurts WCSD more than anything, since it has to do more with less resources. The district is struggling to shake off a perception that it doesn't manage funding well. This is bogus, since it's pretty lean.

    Advice to Management

    Fire poor teachers and principals quickly, don't just move them to different schools.

    Washoe County Schools2013-11-25
  9. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind and helpful teachers rewarding Fast days

    Cons

    Kids can treat you pretty bad, especially middle school

    Washoe County Schools2019-08-05
  10. "Public School Teaching"

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

    I have been working at Washoe County Schools full-time

    Pros

    Spending every day with young people Largely self-directed work Learning more about the world

    Cons

    Large class sizes Students not always motivated Administration values ratings over experiences

    Advice to Management

    Less emphasis on making every class taught by every teacher identical

    Washoe County Schools2018-01-07
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