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43 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.7Recommendation: 69%
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43 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.7 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

29 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 13 reviews.

Good district to work for but wish the compensation was better.

3.9
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Very lucky to work in the school that I do.

What I dislike

Salaries should be more competitive we lose a lot of teachers because they pay more else where.

Suggestions for improvement

More trust to our staff to do what we know how to do.


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I loved my job specifically, but my direct manager was rude and very unprofessional. We also had safety issues regularly

2.7
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Former EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA.

What I like

Though management and safety were an issue, the school I specially taught at (Norview high) was a family oriented welcoming place. The teachers are a top notch community, and personal growth is off the charts for employees.

What I dislike

The department heads are over worked, which results in the being lack luster management. Also the amount of fights with in the schools could be better maintained. The children act like criminals, because they are treated that way.

Suggestions for improvement

Better compensation for employees, and allowing employees more of a voice in their respective schools. We can’t teach if you don’t met us


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The company has a family like environment. They encourage teamwork and consensus building.

3.9
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

The company believes in concensus building and collaboration in order to become more successful.

What I dislike

Consider ensuring equity not equality throughout the company.

Suggestions for improvement

I would recommmens repairing aging facilities and increasing security.


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It was challenging, but it was rewarding because it provided opportunities to learn.

3.7
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public School in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

The positive was the later time of arrival.

What I dislike

The groups were clique-ish. Pay was alright, but it could have been more for the amount of work requirements. Some teachers did not team well with others. Administrators supported some and alienated others.

Suggestions for improvement

I would encourage teamwork for all. I would encourage administrators to listen to everyone's opinion, accept differences, and support all the staff.


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Good place to be... teachers are flexible and understanding

3.8
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EmployeeWorked at NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Norfolk, NE at the time of review.

What I like

Flexible teachers. Good working environment.
Great staff

What I dislike

Rooms are often cold. Some teachers don’t have classroom management skills so kids can be unruly

Suggestions for improvement

Have more individual control of classrooms to help with comfortable temls


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Working in the school system brings concerns to school shootings. The preparation for such activity is essential

3.5
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

The top supervisors need to understand working with children requires extra training

What I dislike

The rights of parents to press legal charges on you if they disagree with your rights

Suggestions for improvement

I would break the large schools down to smaller units for closer supervision


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In the years that I have worked for Norfolk Public Schools I have been afforded opportunities to grow in my profession.

4.2
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Norfolk public Schools has offered opportunities to grow and continue learning in our profession. They offer different ways to learn both in school and at other events.

What I dislike

The company does not always have the best pay rating scale in comparison to other school districts.

Suggestions for improvement

Offer other incentives for teachers to stay with the district if the pay scale is not improved.


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It is a great place to work. I love my job and providing lots of learning opportunites to young students.

4.9
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

I love working here. Co workers are friendly, great staff, and love to teach.

What I dislike

I don't have anything to say bad about this company. I don't know what else you would like me to say in this box.

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I would not make any improvements for this company at this time. They make changes when they need to. I like working for this company


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Norfolk Public Schhols is a great place to work!

5.0
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EmployeeWorked at NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Norfolk, NE at the time of review.

What I like

Always very supportive and innovative!

What I dislike

I do not disapprove of any part of Norfolk Public Schools. It is a great place to work!

Suggestions for improvement

I do not think Norfolk Public School needs to change any workplace policies.


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New training and technology has much promise. Teachers work together. Need salary increase.

4.4
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EmployeeWorked at Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Support from administration and technology for classrooms.

What I dislike

Need salary increase and paid materials for classrooms.

Suggestions for improvement

Faculty break rooms more convenient for all teachers.


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