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WHY CLEVELAND ISD

Cleveland ISD is a great place to live and work.  Take a look and see why so many educators are making Cleveland ISD their new home!

Reputation for Innovation 
CISD is at the forefront of educational innovation. We are the fastest growing school district in Texas and we are committed to getting results for every one of our students. 

Competitive Compensation Package
CISD offers a competitive compensation package. We are the first school district approaching the Houston area to offer a starting salary over $55,000.  In addition to our great starting salary, Cleveland ISD offers critical needs supplements and incentive pay for recruiting critical needs employees.

Cleveland ISD offers two payroll deducted retirements savings plans to supplement your TRS retirement annuity.  These plans give you flexibility to plan for your future.


Professional Development
Cleveland ISD values continuous learning and growth. We offer professional development opportunities that are specific to each employee needs.  CISD has partnered with Texas Teachers of Tomorrow, Region IV Education Service Center and our university partners to create a robust mentoring program for all new teachers.   We call it the Cleveland Experience!

Opportunity
CISD is the fastest growing school district in Texas. We are opening new and cutting-edge schools each year.  We are committed to growing and developing school leaders from within our district.   Leadership academies and university partnerships are just a few of the pathways you have available to grow into the next level of your career.  In addition, Cleveland ISD partners with local universities to offer Master degrees right here in Cleveland ISD.

New Teacher Academy
New teachers to Cleveland ISD get a jump start on learning the culture and curriculum while attending the New Teacher Induction Academy.  The academy is a team building experience that is sure to get your year off to a great start! 

Location! Location! Location!
Cleveland is a family-friendly, multicultural city with a low cost of living.  Cleveland is the best of both worlds.  Small-town rural community feel near the big-city atmosphere!  We are located just a short 30 minute drive from downtown Houston – which was recently named the Coolest City in America by Forbes Magazine.

Employee Children
Employees who reside outside the district’s boundaries may enroll their children in a Cleveland school nearest to their place of employment.

School Loans
Many Cleveland ISD schools are classified as Title One. Employees with school loans are encouraged to check with their lending institution to see if your loan qualifies for reduction or cancellation.

Mentorship Program
CISD’s mentorship program provides a mentor for all first-year teachers.  The goal is to ensure success of all new teachers through the mentor’s support and assistance.  In addition to the mentor, each campus has a mentor coordinator supported by the district coordinator of professional development. 

Medical Benefits
Cleveland ISD offers a robust benefit plan that includes health insurance.  

Sick and Personal Days
A typical employee in Cleveland ISD will earn five (5) personal and two (2) local days per year.  Unused days can accumulate from year to year. 

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
Since 1937, TRS has provided substantial pension, death and disability benefits to Texas public school employees. When retirement requirements have been met, TRS pays a lifetime annuity. For more details, visit the TRS website.

No State Income Tax
The state of Texas has no state income tax.

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