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Boston Public Schools Reviews

Updated 22 May 2017
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Pros
  • The BPS has great benefits and plenty of room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Depending on what school you teach in, there can be a range of good professional development opportunities (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Public Schools part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, was comfortable working there.

    Cons

    There can be some difficult parents


  2. "Difficult job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits as well

    Cons

    Difficult job and high stress levels


  3. "Classroom Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Students are great, colleagues are usually great, vacations are good

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations without proper sustainable resources


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  5. "Classroom Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse student population.

    Cons

    Facilities may not be ideal. Varied experience from school to school. Very top-down organizationally.


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    "High school History teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Pay scale is great and clear. Vacations are also clear and planned out. The students of Boston are diverse in experience and so much more.

    Cons

    Principals can make or break a school and school culture and mine broke my school culture. It is demanding work and can feel very isolating and that there is a high demand with little support from peers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers and take care of them. Their health is the students health.


  7. "Must love teaching"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay compared to other districts. Great Heath benefits. Great opportunities to help student growth.

    Cons

    Expectations not listed in the job description. Policies that are not reviewed as whole staff at meetings at the beginning of each school year so new staff can learn the ropes; must be learned the hard way. The union is meant to protect but it can also get you. Paraprofessional position under appreciated. No paid or limited non-pay professional developments or training for para staff. Limited opportunity for financial growth after BA degree.

    Advice to Management

    Develop paid trainings. Exchange one sick day per year in to one additional personal day.


  8. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for benefits and pension

    Cons

    Working with short staff due to budget cuts


  9. "Teacher Boston Public Schools"

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Dorchester, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. Lots of professional development opportunities. Strong union.

    Cons

    Very high expectations for teachers that often feel unreasonable considering the amount of support provided.


  10. "Great Coworkers, Varied Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and plenty of potential from the students.

    Cons

    Unannounced changes to teacher schedule, addition of classes not originally part of the job description


  11. "Director School Counseling & Guidance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experienced, hard worker, people skills, data driven, leader

    Cons

    Student demographics, challenging population, commute, Level 4 status


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