Average 2.97 based on 41 teacher ratings
Debbie Atherton is an English teacher at Burbank High School located in Burbank, California and part of Burbank Unified School District. Debbie Atherton's 41 teacher ratings contributes to Burbank High School's ranking of 483 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burbank High School is 4.28 stars.
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She's a nice person, but a HORRIBLE teacher. Some of the work she makes you do is stupid and useless. She loses papers like crazy, never admits she's wrong, grades unfairly, and is just an overall mess. You can turn in two exact copies of an assignment and she'll grade them completely different. Homework is what brings your grade down because she MARKS OFF POINTS FOR NO REASON. She gave me a 60/80 on my notes even though I copied EXACTLY what she did on hers. If you can, switch out of her class!

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Worst teacher at burbank high, loses so many papers, blames the students for it, doesnt care about students concerns, does whatever she can to keep students trying to get their grade up from graduating. Unbelievably heartless. Do whatever you can to get out of this class. Made my senior year horrible!

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She loses so many papers, it's ridiculous! My grade drops because she loses my papers. Also, don't even bother doing extra credit, because she never even puts it in the gradebook :/ smh...

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She's crazy. Drop her class

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I went into the class thinking i was going to hate her and so did everyone else in the class. But she turned out to be one of the nicest teachers I've ever had! The key to getting an A in her class is to do all the work she assigns and follow her exact directions. I had an A both semesters just by doing that! She is an Amazing teacher and she really does help prepare you for college. do thorough highlighting and annotating and you will be fine!

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Let me start. She is a nice person , BUT -- THERE IS NO WORSE TEACHER THAN HER ! EVERY STUDENT WOULD AGREE WITH ME BECAUSE THE ONLY THING SHE WANTS IS TO NOT LET SENIORS TO GRADUATE . Drop her class and change it . HARDEST TEACHER AND NOT ORGANIZE

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I thought she was cool , but dame...... IF you have an F in her class, just know its gonna take a WHOLE LOT MORE than just makeup work, to bring that grade up im really scared i might not graduate cuz of her !!!!!!!

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This teacher is awesome for those who want to learn, if you are one who wants to improve she is the best teacher that will help you become a better reader and writer. For those who don't care, do not take her class.

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Idk why she has a bad rep as a teacher but she really is not that bad. I guess all of the students never paid attention. Her class is by far the easiest CPE class. There wasn't a 40 page research paper due, our essays were short, we wrote more paragraphs than essays. Yeah she did lose some papers, or not put in the grades but it almost always worked out when we pointed it out to her.. Just go to class, write down homework, ask questions and trust me youll be fine!!

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the most UNORGANIZED person i have ever met in my life. MILLLER AD McNiff are the BEST CPE teacher!!

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its true that she is very disorganized. She is a nice person, but not a great teacher. I learned more about how to highlight articles, than how to use new rhetorical devices to improve my writing, but

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This class was soooo easyy! Shes the best college prep teacher. Only a few essays.. All short paragraphs.. No research papers. All you have to do is pay attention and youll be fine. She even lets you

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Yes she gives out 15 page packets but so what? You entered a college prep class in in college you will read 50 pages after one class session, i wish i had those 15 page HLA packets again. Good Teacher

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busyyy work..i dont recommend this teacher ..currently in her class..A in the class, I am writing this out of anger for her ridiculous study assignment ..as if students dont have other finals to take

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nicest teacher i know!! u must be dumb to fail her class lol :)

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she is going back to school so she is easyer on her students then the past.

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follow directions, dont social, and get on her good side !

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Follow her directions and you can pass

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She is a very easy teacher. Honestly, if you just listen to her, her directions are clear and you will have no problem. She is also a easy grader on essays.

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vaii is is a nice teacher yea i luv her but she doesnt do a good job explaining things and she is soo strict on stupid stuff like MLA...get over it!

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i loveeeeeeed her. she know wat shes talkin bout. only bad thing is that she has to be a little more organized, shes also veryy nice

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good teacher easy class

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Is always excited about the material, but many assignments are completely pointless and better aimed at younger children. You will write a lot in this class, she is helpful with this.

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i dont understand why everyones hates her-_- shes doing you a FAVOR by being so strict so you can graduate YOUR SENIOR YEAR. If you talk to Mrs. Atrherton outside of class shes a really sweet person<3

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disorganized. always losing the work. too strict. thinks shes so funny and cool. not a hard class. just too much work and gives too little time to do it. i rather have schneider. =\

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i had her in 12th grade last year and she is a good teacher. the only thing that i didn't like about her is that she gives a lot of and is not organized. i passed with a B both semesters.

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wow . seriously her class is like so freaking overdone and yeah its a whole lot of work but you can really learn a lot from it. the works not hard theres just too much of it, not enough time to do it.

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I have already graduated and now I realize how much I have actually learned in her class, not very popullar, but a very good teacher

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yes she is disorganized, but the way she teaches will make any student( who tries) learn valuable English knowledge

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overload of work..also, even you do all the work, if ur unlucky..she will lose all the work you did.. and she doesnt give you grade for it.

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she is insane. she needs to retire with lang already.

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Atherton is a very nice person. She's a lot nicer than most other teachers, and always offers help, but she just cant teach for squat. Always disorganized, and keeps on losing things, even our work and we get zero's on them. Worst of all, when she explains things, she talks in riddles. It's so hard to understand what she's talking about, that we hardly ever understand whats going on, and she grades VERY harshly. Her class is without a doupt the hardest one I've been in.

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She was an amzazing teacher. Very helpful, she wants you to pass. She wants you to learn too. Very enthusiastic and entertaining.

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SHES AN AWESOME TEACHER..DO UR WORK AND ULL GET A BETTER GRADE ...

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sorry but i cant stand the class shes cool but shes very unorganized n is always losing/forgetting things...

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I love her, I learned a lot from her. I hope she never loses her touch. Do the work and you'll get an A in the class. Smart lady and funny. But unorganized. <3

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ya know, if she didn't talk so fast sometimes, she wouldn't look like she's having a sezier every time she takes a breath

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i love athey! people think she is hard but i loved her class! she gave alot of work but if you do it and do it well.. then you'll get an A! i learned a lot!

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laid back and funny

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