Spring Independent School District
2.8 of 5 17 reviews
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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2014

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Ralph Draper

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Embrace change

Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsSome colleagues have a true heart for working with students that come from low demographic areas and put their best food forward.

Consmanagement; leadership; professional developments not as engaging or meeting needs of what is required to get staff to stay committed; high staff mobilitiy; students do not respect each other or staff-management brushes "small issues" under the rug creating bigger incidences to occur repeatedly; district seems to work backwards and not embrace change-recreating the wheel.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop recreating the wheel when there are things that work just fine and CHANGE with a positive attitude including staff---be consistent and motivate staff continuously.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was an eye opening experience.

Career & Technical Education Teacher (Former Employee)
Spring, TX (US)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

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

ConsNot enough pay for the work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Ḩawwārah, Amman Governorate (Jordan)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible hours and nice environment

ConsSalary delays and no definitive job guideline

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A challenging but fun experience

Teacher's Aide (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsSpring ISD has a phenomenal staff where friendships are made between students and staff.

ConsThe pay isn't that good for paraprofessionals. You can't really survive on it if you have a family, unless you have a second job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Spring HS principals have no control

Spring HS Teacher (Former Employee)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome good kids, nice schedule

ConsPrincipals have no control of the school. The students run it and they know it. They would institute new rules at the beginning of the year, kids didn't follow them, so they would eliminate them mid-year, making the kids think it's a joke. The discipline there is unruly. There are fights every week of the year, and multiple fights every day around any holiday. For all the good kids, they were unable to learn because there was so many discipline issues that principals didn't deal with. It is a violent, and unruly place to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to "catch" your teachers doing poorly. You should be empowering them, and following through on discipline, especially with the worst offenders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tired

Classroom Teacher (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe majority of your coworkers are hardworking, depending on the school-a team environment, some of the specialist really do try to help the students instead of sitting in their office.

ConsIt depends on who you know in order to move out of the classroom, discipline is a joke at most of the schools.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your management before placing them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Average school district with too much politics

Teacher (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome really good schools & adiminstrators

ConsToo much political positioning by all administrators

Advice to Senior ManagementShow that you really care for all employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst job ever!

Teacher (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsIf you leave in the district it is close to home. They pay more than most surrounding districts..

ConsThey are unorganized. No chance for promotion because of nepotism. The schools don't support teachers. The kids are not disciplined.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire qualified executives

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Buroucratic as any govt entity

Teacher (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than 5 years

ProsJob that pays enough to justify staying.

ConsPart of the stagnant educational system.

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp the system to make it more in tune with the time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Spring ISD is hurting your children's education!

Teacher (Current Employee)
Spring, TX (US)

I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat set of teachers to work with!

Consthe so called 2015 goals. the district will never make it

Advice to Senior Managementquit!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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