At Belvidere School District 100, 90 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 513 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.63. It was published on Jan 22, 2018. 5849 Visitors

What Employees Say

My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
I feel I make a difference here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

What They Do

We asked Belvidere School District 100 to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

The mission of the Belvidere School District 100  is to "empower all learners to achieve personal excellence." We provide education to over 8,000 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Education & Training
US Headquarters: Belvidere, Illinois, 61008-5125 US Sites: 12
US Employees: 973 US Revenues: $100 million
Corporate Structure: Public Founded: 1900

Learning is fun

Perks and Programs

We asked Belvidere School District 100 to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Health Clinic: Belvidere School District provides access to an on-site medical clinic, free of cost, to employees enrolled in the district health plan.
  • Retirement Contributions: The school district contributes at least 9% of each employee's salary to their retirement plan.
  • Tuition Credits: The district has a tuition credit lottery to the local university for staff members who are seeking advanced degrees.
  • New Teacher Mentoring: All new teachers are provided a mentor who meets regularly with the new employee to coach and provide support in their new job.
  • Service Recognition: Staff members who have served in the district for multiple years receive annual recognition at 5 year intervals.
  • Retirement Recognition: The district provides a retirement banquet at the end of each school year for each retiree and a guest, and to which all staff members are invited.


$17,630 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Para Professional $60,230 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Teacher
93% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for All get 93%) 60% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full Family Coverage)
Welcoming Environment


30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 13 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
30 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Job sharing
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (-onsite medical clinic -food/snacks for meetings)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 41 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Hands on personalized learning


Curiosity spurs learning

How to Get Hired

We asked Belvidere School District 100 for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

While competent candidates are essential, when we interview we are more concerned with whether the candidate would be a good cultural fit for our organization.  We want candidates who are collaborative, confident but humble and also have emotional intelligence. We create a candidate profile that encompases our core values and create our interview questions around those values. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees who can demonstrate ability to be innovative, honest, transparent and humble get our attention.  We encourage our staff to takes risks, make mistakes and learn from them as we do with our students.  Candidates who can speak to their successes but also their failures, and how they learned from them...that gets our attention.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

In regard to hiring for specific positions, focus areas include teachers for Dual Language and Career Tech Education.  Another hiring focus for us is School Psychologists.  Each of these positions are considered to be hard to fill positions. Over the past two years, we have collaboratively created a Strategic Plan founded on six core values...celebrate diversity, clear communication, collaborative culture, fiscal responsibility, high expectations and service excellence.  We want candidates who can agree to internalize and live these values each and every day.  We want candidates who know how to make connections and build relationships with students and the people they work with. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates can go to our website under the District tab, Human Resources tab, then Employment Opportunities tab to apply on line.  We also welcome candidates to contact: Dr. William J. Ady, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 815-544-8671 or  You can also contact Melissa Ramirez, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources, 815-544-8614 or  We look forward to hearing from you!  

hiring Outlook

100 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
21 Average applicants per opening 3,464 Total job applicants
30% Openings filled by current employees 5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
46% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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