Spring Independent School District

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Spring Independent School District Reviews

Updated 18 January, 2015
Updated 18 January, 2015
25 Reviews
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    One of our better school districts

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    To many chiefs, not enough Indians. .

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    Odds are good that you won't lose your job, no matter how terrible of an employee you may be.
    Few, but some great co-workers who want the best for students in Spring ISD.
    A new superintendent that says he will change things.
    Great kids!

    Cons

    Benefits stink, favoritism, lack of support from administration, large class sizes, low pay, lack of parental involvement, teachers buy their own paper, no substitutes so classes must be divided, lack of resources

  3.  

    Paraprofessional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District

    Pros

    Touching the hearts of the children and helping them learn.

    Cons

    There are non really besides pay could be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay

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  5.  

    Administrators are the issue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Wide Computer Technician in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - District Wide Computer Technician in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers are fantastic, the majority of everyday school staff understand the kids come first. A lot of the school are doing well and have experienced teachers

    Cons

    any district or administration level employee that does not have everyday experience " in the field " cannot understand how to do there job schools are not a business, administration just looks out for themselves. Never the students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every district building employee should go to a seminar that explains why the kids come first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Challenging but moving in the right direction"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Spring Independent School District full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in this district. Very knowledgable and talented individuals teaching the students.

    Cons

    Spring ISD is going through growing pains of transforming its leadership team including a newly named Superintendent and several new positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Difficult to maneuver through the "good ol boy network who is trying to be taken seriously" politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Spring, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Classroom Teacher in Spring, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Some very dedicated teacher in the district and supportive parents; HR staff is wonderful

    Cons

    Campus and district administration is a joke. There is too much deadline weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politically run, no control over disciplinary issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Teacher @ Westfield in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary & benefits are competitive, majority of the staff is very committed to providing a high quality education.

    Cons

    Politics, rather than work experience and results, determine who gets promoted! Schedule changes can happen at any time across the board to protect those favored teachers and make their lives easier... how is this fair to the child let alone the teacher?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house starting with the Superintendent and look closely at the principals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor morale, unmotivated students and teachers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Get paid to work with children

    Cons

    Staff and administration are run on politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was an eye opening experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Career & Technical Education Teacher in Spring, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Career & Technical Education Teacher in Spring, TX (US)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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