Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – December 31, 2018
Jenks is a great school full of great teachers and staff. Kids come first to JPS and that’s the best part! Great job and great benefits! I definitely recommend working for JPS and having your child attend school at Jenks. Pay is fair and the jobs are fulfilling.
Substitute School Nurse and Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – February 1, 2018
A typical day consists of preparing the lunch time routine medication distribution. Assessing and treating minor cuts and scrapes and bouts of illness. In an emergency, I am the first responder. Responsible for the care of the individual as well as the crowd. My job would be to delegate duties and de esculate the crowd while I was assessing the patients status and needs. We have a very supportive culture with team work. The culture at Jenks is a competive spirit yet lighthearted and fun. The hardest part of my job was being the sole decision maker. Low pay for the amount of stress of the job. No uninterrrupted lunch breaks. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping children and families develope and grow.
Great family friendly work hours. Greater patient acuity in the schools
No uninterrupted breaks, teacher salary pay, overall high stress
Satisfying because of the need, frustrating because of the pay.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – October 3, 2018
Working as a teacher in OK is fulfilling in that you have the opportunity to help shape young lives and inspire a love of learning. It is also frustrating because of the poor pay and low priority that the state places on teaching human resources.
Decent job for a little extra money but not for main source of income.
Gymnastics Coach (Current Employee) – Jenks, OK – September 5, 2017
The kids are the sole reason why I stayed at Jenks for so long. Working there is fun, however, do not expect a raise nor advancement in this job. This job is tough physically, mentally and emotionally. You must have a love of gymnastics and a love for the kids that you coach. The management here could be better.
I enjoyed my teaching years at Jenks but left for better benefits.
Mathematics Teacher (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – November 11, 2017
At Jenks I had a regular and mostly unchanging schedule teaching Geometry and Algebra. I had extra duties as well, supervising breakfast, three lunch periods and after school detention. I enjoyed the teachers around me and liked visiting with them in the halls in between classes. I also liked talking with students in the halls and in the cafeteria. Management changed several times during my 25 years there but for the most part it was well managed and nearly seamless between administrative changes. There was a culture of continued excellence there.
I really enjoyed using the technology that Jenks provided, including a one-to-one program where each student was issued a chromebook and teachers had surface pro computers to enhance lesson plans and streamline assignments and quizzes making grading and analysis quick and easy. This in part allowed me to pursue secondary loves like music and woodworking.
The hardest part of the job was balancing finances with a small salary and benefits that were still out of reach when it came to actually going to the doctor. I did learn a lot over the years in the ares of technology and became very good at utilizing spreadsheets, at times creating my own formulas to customize and randomize problems for assignments and quizzes.
POLICE OFFICER (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – August 27, 2018
Great police department, great training provided etc. The previous chief was fantastic, from what I have heard the new chief is great as well. The supervisors below the chief are terrible, making it a very difficult place to work. Lots of favoritism on his part.
To work in a school environment it is not because of the salary. It is rewarding because you make a huge difference in children's lives. Another major benefit is having the summer off with your children and returning \ back to work with your children when school resumes.
You stay busy all the time, there is never a dull moment and there's certainly no time to get bored.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Jenks, OK – August 30, 2015
Management would not help you or back you up as leader teacher. Very disfunction kind of classroom. Asst teachers was disrespectful and would not comply. And management did not care or wanted to be bothered even with parents complaints of other staff.