Aspire Public Schools
3.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.aspirepublicschools.org Oakland, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Teacher (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Aspire Public Schools

Pros-Helpful and collaborative co-coworkers.
-Informative professional development (sometimes too much)
-Opportunity to improve student academic performance

Cons-Long hours (12 hours + per day)
-100% teach to the test
-Time after school and weekends mostly devoted to lesson planning
-Create all curriculum from scratch (good at times, but unnecessary)
-Low pay

Advice to Senior ManagementLess hours for teachers.
Trust teachers more.
Increase pay.
Allow for more flexibility in teaching style and student assessment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great for Brainwashing Children

Elementary Teacher (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Aspire Public Schools


Pros: -Lots of training -Close-knit teams -Friendly families - Very nice benefit options if… Cons: - LONG HOURS (even for a teacher) - Very "test" oriented, little time for teaching children real-life skills - Nearly no science, art, or music for… Advice to Senior Management: Stop wasting money on salaries for upper level people and for new… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Overall a challenging and positive organization thriving for student achievement as their priority.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aspire Public Schools


Pros: The classroom and teaching environment for collaborative and differentiated instruction… Cons: There is a lot of stress that goes along with… Advice to Senior Management: n/a Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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