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Los Angeles Unified School District United States Employee Reviews

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Enjoyed my time with LAUSD
Paraprofessional Educator (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 28, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed my years working with the children and their families of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Even through the challenges, there were some good times, and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything!
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Lots of work to do but has a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many, many families :)
Teacher (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 22, 2015
Pros: Heathcare
Cons: Tons of paperwork with short due dates
A typical day at work includes: singing songs, reading books from the DLM curriculum, doing art projects that are teacher led as well as child led, spending two hours a.m. and p.m. in outdoor activities, helping children during lunch, nap, and restrooming. What I learned is that it is very difficult to find enough time to get everything done that needs to be done and you want to do! The only prep time is during nap time and many children don't sleep. This is definitely the hardest part of the job but the most enjoyable part of the job is all of the moments you spend with the children. Nothing beats the smiles, hugs and hilarious things you will hear in this age group!
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Great co-workers and students
Community and School Based Adult Education Teacher (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 16, 2015
Pros: Great working environment
Cons: No job security
Working with Los Angeles Unified, was wonderful the people I
worked with were dedicated , supportive , fun , and loved teaching.
My students came to school to learn and be a part of a learning
environment. The hardest part of the job was not having needed supplies sometimes. The enjoyable part of the job was interacting with co-workers and students. .
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Productive and exciting classroom environments that allows one to grow and learn along with students.
Substitute Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 6, 2015
I assist with daily instruction which includes preschoolers learning their names, colors, shapes, and numbers. Also, assist in developing and planning developmentally appropriate creative activities for the weekly theme. I ensure that each preschooler has all the materials needed to allow creativity. I've learned to plan curriculum's to enhance development and learning, and how to assess the child's development and learning.
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happy, productive
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee), Frank D. Lanterman High SchoolApril 6, 2015
A typical day at work consist of caring for children with special needs during school hours. I follow protocol that students need during school hours. Which consist of g-tube feedings, toileting, catherazation , breathing treatments, oral suctioning, tracheostomy care, and daily medication. I enjoy working with my co workers because I'm a team player. The hardest part of my job would be when the children are crying ,because they cant communicate what the problem is. The most enjoyable part of my job is putting a smile on the children face.
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I enjoy my job.
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 1, 2015
Pros: working with children
Daily I am able to work with students and help them to develop their skill toward becoming college bound student. I implement strategies that help teach and reach students. I attempt use deliveries that keep student interested in learning.
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I enjoy working with special need and general education kids.
Special Education Assistant (Current Employee), There are not enough permanet position to offerMarch 24, 2015
Pros: The schedule is always Monday - Friday
Cons: Not enough hours
I've enjoy being able to provide assistance to teachers and students. The students are always a joy. Providing the educational experience is a good way to give back.
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can stay busy if you make connections
Substitute teacher (Current Employee), san fernando valleyMarch 16, 2015
Must be able to manage the class. If you can finish the lesson plan, you will get call backs. The hardest part of the job is the vulnerability of teachers nowadays. the most enjoyable part of teaching as a substitute is you meet so many kids.
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Rewarding but tough job
College Counselor (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 15, 2015
It is a big district and I enjoy working there. Great benefits and job security once you get in. Typical day at work would depend on what position you had. For me I was lucky to have a principal and assistant principal who are very supportive.
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feeding kids is so rewarding
Cafeteria Manager (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 13, 2015
LAUSD was a great company with lot's of room for advancements their benefits were great company paid for us an in employee & for family
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Busy, productve, enjoyable, and rewarding.
Teacher (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 13, 2015
Pros: joy of molding young mind, stable pay, good benefits, advancement opportunities
Cons: detached parents, a school system that started caring less about their employees.
Greet students, take roll and break into learning groups. After learning groups the students went to recess after recess lunchtime. Then it was my lunchtime and if needed we would have any staff meetings during this time while the assistants supervised the students. As the day goes on other subject are taught homework is given out and it is time for the students to go home. If necessary on any given day I will have informal conferences about the students progress or behavior. I also used afterschool time for any committees or events happening at the school site.
Learned that anything is possible.
Rotation of principals were nice and professional.
Coworkers different personalities, but cohesive environment.
The hardest part of my day was leaving any project I was passionate about doing because it was time to go home, and when my students graduated.
The most enjoyable part of my job was helping others to succeed.
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Diversity.
HVAC Technician (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 12, 2015
The school district has many equipment and serve many minorities in Los Angeles city. I learned a lot from this job. I enjoy troubleshooting HVAC equipments.
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Great place to work
Special Education Assistant (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 10, 2015
Great place to work for and there is always room for advancement. Great place for networking especially if you plan on working in education permanently.
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Very productive, challenging workplace
Mathematics Teacher (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 6, 2015
Pros: big salary, good healthcare and retirement systems
Cons: big classes, unmotivated students and unconcerned parents.
Los Angeles Unified School District has a very good working environment where people are courteous and are minding their own business at work. I learned that the more you give your best in what you do, the more fulfilled you will be in your career. I think the management are fair enough to give everyone a chance to step up. Sometimes there are misunderstandings among the staff, but it's just normal in any workplace as long as they can settle the differences in due time. The hardest part of the job is to make each and everyone of the students to do their best in order to succeed and this is the real challenge in this profession. At the same time it is the most enjoyable part of the job if you make even one among all your students to turn around from what he was before, becomes an entirely different person and succeeds in all he does before your very eyes.
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The good, the bad , the ugly
Special Ed Aide (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 2, 2015
Pros: free breakfast, fun with kids, holidays off
Cons: waking up early monday thru fridays and not working summer
A typical day at work could sometimes be a "walk in the park" or trying "finding a needle in a hay stack". I assist special educated kids in work and as well as supervise them on the field because of their disabilities. It is easy to manage these kids but they could have their days for they have unpredictable behavior, one could be easy to maneuver and others could be a snooty teen and have an impact on others behavior. By the way the kids i take care of are middle school kids but most of the time the kids have great personality besides the fact that they have bad days, but who doesn't. Anyways i enjoy this job more than i hate it because i know i make a difference in these kids life whether it is educational or behavioral, we teach them a thing or two and make their life happier rather than the gloomy days they always have
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Teachers Supporting Teachers
Science Teacher (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAFebruary 21, 2015
The teachers at LAUSD work extremely hard and go out of their way to do their best for their students. They go over and above what is expected of them.
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Great school district
School Bus Driver (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAFebruary 21, 2015
Pros: great pay
Cons: lack of management
Los Angeles Unified School District was a great starter job. It gave one good experience and allowed one to move to a better job with a lot of knowledge.
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large urban school district
COUNSELOR/ CAREER ADVISOR (Former Employee), San Fernando, CAFebruary 16, 2015
Pros: los angeles urban locations
Cons: large classes
good opportunity for beginner teachers to gain experience working with many low socio-economic students.
learned many teaching strategies that worked with students grades k-12th
co-workers are very helpful and professional
hardest part of the job is the many testing and assessments that the students need to take.
the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the academic growth of the students.
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Loved it
Biology Teacher (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAFebruary 13, 2015
Pros: -
Cons: -
I enjoyed the lifestyle afforded to me and my family due to choosing the field of Education. I have benefited for making the decision to become an Educator.
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My Journey
Teachers Assistant (Aide1) (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAFebruary 11, 2015
While working with the Los Angeles Unified School district, I've learned so much about my interest in becoming a early educations teacher. I have worked for LAUSD for over 4 years now and while doing so, I have obtained multiple child abuse training and CPR training. I have worked with multiple early education centers and have found it very easy for me to adapt to the culture of the classroom. I am overall a well rounded individual who is looking for advancement in the Child Care industry

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About Los Angeles Unified School District

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Los Angeles Unified School District Salaries

Special Education Teacher
$46,329 per year
Teacher
$56,000 per year
Teacher Assistant
$12.10 per hour
Education Assistant
$21.46 per hour
Medical Support Assistant
$17.20 per hour