Capital Preparatory Schools Employee Reviews

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Inner city school has its up and downs but it always feels good to change lives of children
Head of Security (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTApril 23, 2018
On a daily basis I arrive at the school at 630 and open the front door and greet student and parents until school starts. Then I usher the kids into the classrooms and patrol classes until lunch. during lunch I monitor the kids and assist with the lunch lines and after lunch they go back to class. I then patrol classes until the day is over and then I usher kids who dont play sports out of the building.
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Avoid Working Here
"Illuminator" (Former Employee) –  Harlem, NYFebruary 26, 2018
Capital Prep Harlem offers a poor and highly stressful work environment. Management does not listen and is often condescending when suggestions are made to improve the quality of the environment. Last year, there was >65% staff turnover. This year, turnover has been >60% and the year isn't over. Over 10 instructors and 3 administrators have departed since July. Multiple substitutes are there daily.

The students have no gym time, no art, no outlet during the day to let off steam. Classes start at 7 am when studies show adolescent brains are more effective with a later start. Student discipline is inconsistent and scholars are often seated in hallways or the front office for a simple uniform infraction (not wearing a belt, incorrect color socks, etc.) Scholars have lunch periods of about 20 minutes and the food provided is less than desirable.

Parent communication is awful. Parents are often left in the dark regarding student issues. Calls to admin from parents/guardians are constantly ignored for long periods.

It is a shame the administrators and board aren't taking the high staff turnover and student attrition seriously. The mission, on it's face, is wonderful. Too bad it's being executed poorly.
Pros
students who are willing to learn
Cons
poor management, inconsistent policies, extremely high turnover
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English Language Arts Teacher- 8th Grade (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 25, 2018
Capital Prep is lead by individuals with limited perspectives of urban education. The day to day operations are disastrous. They have an 72% turn over rate, losing at least one teacher each month this school year.
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Students
Cons
Leadership, Professional Development, Hours
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3.0
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Love the children and staff
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTAugust 24, 2017
Fast pace environment with changes made without notice. Must be able to adapt quickly to changes that occur within a school environment. A love for children and the teaching environment is required. Ability to switch directions as necessary and greet every individual when they enter the building with pleasantness is a must. Must be able to understand the environment and field many questions for parents, teachers and staff.
Pros
School Concept is excellent
Cons
high turnover
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4.0
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worked with kids
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTMarch 17, 2016
cafeteria duty, then reading, then art and music. how to work with kids. management sucked. great co-workers. dealing with kids. dealing with kids
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working with kids
Cons
12 hr days
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2.0
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One must have a strong personality to work with high school students.
LPN - Assistant nurse to RN (Former Employee) –  Trenton, NJSeptember 9, 2015
This job was satisfying in a way that I felt that I helped students with their issues. It is was very rewarding experience.
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