High School Principal (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – November 17, 2017
The district has the potential to be great district. The teachers are dedicated but with the financial issues in the district it hurts the overall success of the district. The leadership is not in tune with the stress of the administrators.
Student Service Assistance (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 2, 2017
Its entertaining dealing with children, however it was a part-time job, cannot work overtime at all, and no benefits. Must have patience, the kids curse you out on a daily for no reason. A student stole money from one of my coworkers and because they didn't physically caught him he wasn't held accountable, even though the camera seen him sneak in our locker room (which only staff are "allowed" in).
holidays off and paid
no break since it was only a four hour shift, cant work overtime
Noon Time Aide (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 1, 2017
Overall working at the School District of Philadelphia was a good experience. Working with the children in the neighborhood gave me a better understanding of what was going on inside my community and within the schools in my community.
Principal (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 31, 2017
School District of Philadelphia offers good benefits and competitive salaries. There is favoritism within the management team. There is also some discrimination occurring at all levels within the district.
Therapeutic Support Services (TSS) Attendant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 25, 2017
The School District of Philadelphia is a good place to work with. Especially long term, they offer many benefits, pension, and etc. If you're in to working with kids, and dealing with the procedures to take care of them, then this is a good start.
Mathematics Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 14, 2017
The kids are terrible, the administration does not support you, their are constant cut backs on pay, constant pressure about test scores, and you have the possibility of being assaulted. Enough with one sentence.
Teacher Coach/Math Teacher (Current Employee) – 440 N. Broad Street – July 12, 2017
At the School District of Philadelphia, teachers are accorded the opportunity for personal growth via professional development throughput the year. Personal growth workshops included improving delivery of instruction to students, being able to identify key elements of student trauma and suicidal ideations, among others. One could also choose online format for self-enrichment.
Many teachers jumped on board.
students discipline was a problem, poor attendance posed a threat to instruction, administration were not too supportive
Elementary/Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 11, 2017
I enjoyed my experience teaching children in elementary, middle and high school. These experience made me a better person and educator. I was proud and honored to teach students from various walks of life.
Grants Compliance Monitor (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 28, 2017
I believe the work life balance here is wonderful and the depending on your department it can be flexible. You also get all major holidays off and the benefits are not bad either. Growth is always encouraged and excepted when you have been with the district for a while too.
Food uses the main headquarters daily
Salary increases do not happen often if you are not in a union
High School Math Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 24, 2017
Many teachers are thrown into a new school with no support, many of the principals and vice principals are too busy with policy work to give the faculty and staff the support needed. Some only worry about how they are affected and their reviews.
Other Teachers are very supportive
Administration will throw subordinates under the bus to save their skins.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 20, 2017
Unless you plan on viewing your job as volunteer work, don't do it. Teaching is great, but this district will beat you down. My school building has asbestos, broken windows, a broken heating system, and I purchase nearly all school supplies out of pocket.