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Los Angeles USD High School Teacher Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Need To Put Students First"

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    Former Employee - High School English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The students who really want to learn.

    Cons

    Too many bureaucratic hoops to jump through to get things done.

    Los Angeles USD2019-09-21
  2. "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compared to charters: Better pay, shorter hours, and less work.

    Cons

    Teachers were unmotivated, kids were unmotivated, lots of fights on campus, and a lot of complaints shared between teachers.

    Los Angeles USD2019-02-07
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Entrenched Incompetence and Bureaucracy"

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    High School Teacher in South Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Spring Break. Summer Vacation. Winter Break. Weekends.

    Cons

    Inadequate salary. Lack of support for teachers and staff. Large class sizes. Revolving door of administrators with poor leadership skills. Never ending chaos.

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    Los Angeles USD2018-01-24
  4. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    able to work at what i like

    Cons

    made to retire after teaching with n ot enough pension working in charter schools

    Los Angeles USD2017-10-01
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Their System works exactly how it is supposed to"

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    High School Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    There is a strong union, and procedures are generally clear.

    Cons

    I was at a school that lost it's entire math department because of antiquated hiring practices that do not put the children first.

    Los Angeles USD2015-06-26
  6. Helpful (3)

    "District of the Damned"

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Students and some colleagues are dear . The oat is not what it should be but its not a bad as it could be

    Cons

    Corruption ad Nauseam so everything is back is outrageously dysfunctional. Prepare yourself to be bullied , overworked, devalued, laid off, cheated, and fleeced for the money you earn through the overpayment scam, and the union is merely going to take your dues abd do nothing for you

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    Los Angeles USD2015-05-31
  7. Helpful (2)

    "ELA instructor in high need HS"

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    High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD

    Pros

    Students need you but you cannot give them what they need because the system is so dysfunctional and corrupt there are no pros

    Cons

    The district is corrupt and UTLA enabies that corruption .mthe Union will not protect teachers , whic are being removed illegally and repkaced by cheap temps and interns . If you are harmed in the job , you will be denied benefits as long as they can get away with it and that is usually until you die or give in . Find work elsewhere unless you just need a temporary position even then, being connected to LAUSD can be the kiss of death

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    Los Angeles USD2015-04-18
  8. Helpful (2)

    "It used to be a great school district to work for, but not anymore."

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    Former Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You enjoy helping children and like working with educated people. You have some independence within your classroom when you close the door. You want to do something positive for the world.

    Cons

    Teachers have no independence. It is a very negative environment, and individuals have no support from the administration. Students act up and are disrespectful because they know that the management will support them over the teachers.

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    Los Angeles USD2014-10-07
  9. "Many great memories from working with students and fellow teachers, Admin, for the most part, was at best useless."

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You are helping kids, some of whom appreciate what you are doing, some of whom will eventually come to do so. Some students are coming from backgrounds that are like nothing you could imagine. You as a teacher are helping some of those to succeed in ways the student really can't even comprehend at that time. Most other teachers are both helpful and competent.

    Cons

    Battling outside influences on kids. Battling inept administrators, most of whom left the classroom before they learned to teach. It really takes between 5 to 7 years to become a decent teacher. Anyone going in to teaching should commit to at least 3 years. The first 2 years are completely different from all the rest. I would suggest looking in the Orange County area rather than LA. The pay there is substantially higher.

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    Los Angeles USD2014-09-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A humiliating experience where no good act goes unpunished."

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles USD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable, but not great.

    Cons

    A top down de facto segregated school district that is 90% Latino and Black 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education with no expectation of student excellence and a social promotion to assured subsequent failure that creates chaos in classroom and an environment where 50% of teachers quit within 5 years- and these are the best.

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    Los Angeles USD2014-09-12
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