Aspire Public Schools
3.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.aspirepublicschools.org Oakland, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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misleading

Education Specialist (Current Employee)
Stockton, CA (US)

I have been working at Aspire Public Schools

ProsThey are interested in determining best practice in general education, general education very defined for those who work for Aspire, great benefits, kids are motivatied to learn, access to adequate materials, teacher training, grade level support for general education

ConsYou are part of a system not an individual with strengths and weaknesses to be developed, low tolerance for failure to comply to the way Aspire wants things run. Main focus is high scores on state testing above individual students needs, lack of training and understanding of students with disabilities on the part of the system, not family friendly

Advice to Senior Managementconsider looking at developing a balance approach to education that includes history science which will be subject areas for the students to apply and master what they have learned in reading, language arts, math. It will show they have generalized what they have learned to all areas of academia, not just a bubble on a worksheet at 80%. Consider that most of your staffs are made up of women who have many responsiblities in their lives besides work and be a team member with them so they can be successful in life. Understand that people are individuals with life experiences, gifts, and talents that when recognized and developed it is a win win for everyone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work - turnover frequent depending on the team

Analyst (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I worked at Aspire Public Schools full-time for more than a year


Pros: Mix of bright, passionate, intelligent people; solid compensation (particularly for… Cons: Disconnect between the Home Office and the rest of the schools (and possibly in between schools); vertical mobility is based… Advice to Senior Management: More diversity on the board and senior leadership team; involve… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great opportunity to do mission-driven work with really smart people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oakland, CA (US)

I have been working at Aspire Public Schools full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Dynamic work environment, strong culture, admirable mission. Cons: work can be frustratingly difficult, limited budgets to solve some… Advice to Senior Management: Keep focused on the mission and the culture. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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