Iowa City West High

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Average 4.13 based on 634 teacher ratings
Iowa City West High is a public high school located in Iowa City, Iowa and part of Iowa City Community School District. Iowa City West High is ranked 26 in Iowa. Learn More
2901 Melrose Ave Iowa City IA 52246
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doesn't really understand how to teach, or understand her students, is also very un-profesional.
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Super Nice and great knowledge of french.
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super easy to relate to, only teacher who ive actually ever felt comfortable around.
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Could not have asked for a better teacher. Not only does he make people who hate history love it and people who...
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Very condescending and enjoys to out and humiliate students in front of their peers. Number of times I was called out...
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Mr. Henderson is one of the coolest teachers i've ever had. His tests and exams are difficult, but he is a really...
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Very easy going, love that she doesn't take her class seriously, since it is just a ELA class. I don't take it...
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Very nice, one of the best counselors. Sad that she is leaving before my senior year.

Jeff Finn

Department English
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You have not had the full high school experience if you haven't had American Humanities with Mr. Finn! His classroom...
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Very nice teacher. Her class was very relaxed which i like since i don't take ela classes seriously. Though when i...
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She's so kind and open with students ! When someone has a question, she makes sure to explain it fully so its easier...
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I like Bres for the most part. She is really funny sometimes but sometimes she gets carried away. Some of the stuff...

Joye Walker

Department Math
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Definitely prepared me well for Calc BC, so as a general warning THIS CLASS IS NOT A WALK IN THE PARK. That said, I...
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Never had him for social science course, but he subbed for our calc class and tought the lesson, which was very...
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He is a very very very nice person. He is always welling to help and always greets you with a big smile on his face.
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Extremely smart guy. Hard class but he pushes you and makes you a better student. Favorite teacher of all time. Very...
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He's nice, but kinda spends too much time doing off topic stuff. People say there's a rosenthal gap. I call it the...
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:) it's a fun class and we have good discussions about English and stuff
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Hard to believe she is in the navy, never seems to have the tenacity of a sailor to proofread her neon bright slides....
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Wow. She is a really nice woman, but she doesn't really teach anything that well in her class. It should be an easy...
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Nahra was one of my favorite teachers this year. She jokingly insult people, but she is very nice and laid back. That...
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I took her Creative Writing class and the requirements were easy and fun. The thing is, she seems a flaky and like a...
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One of my favorite teachers at West. Very kind and knowledgeable
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Trust me when I say you'll not learn anything from her because she doesn't teach well. If you go up to her to ask...
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Amy is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. It was good to learn some new things and get a differently take on...
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She's the most sweetest teacher in my high school career. She is very knowledgeable and she is a great teacher in...
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Great teacher! She is super helpful in getting you to understand the information. Loved having her as a teacher!
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He's a really good orchestra director, but during class I wish he would be nicer to everyone. He seems to be really...
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She is coool. It's apparent that she is smart and respects kids. I just really enjoyed her class every day.

James Kirpes

Department Math
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Kirpes is such a warmhearted and funny teacher. He cares about every single student and it's obvious how much he...
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He can usually be friendly, the information sticks, and the experiments are interesting. However, I was having...
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I love Madame. She was my school mom. I was in her class 3 of my 4 years at West. She is incredibly helpful and...

Kevra Hawk

Department Math
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Okay so I have Mrs. Hawk for geometry, very very nice teacher and is always willing to help especially if you go in...

Jean Morsch

Department Math
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Not a fan of hers. Tests were somewhat challenging, acted really "hum, huh" frequently, thought she was always...
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He runs his classes like a professor, since his knowledge and experience give him a professorship attitude. People...
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Ms. Johnson is great. The references in previous reviews to lack of content knowledge are from when she was in her...

Rob Medd

Department Music
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I love his class, I always have fun, and he never makes playing music feel like work, which I love. He's very good at...
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Easily one of the most knowledgeable teachers, certified or trained in many areas of industry. Also a savage,...

Steve Ehren

Department Math
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Would not recommend. Very boring.
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She's good to get along with overall and is good about getting you help in the realm of changing courses or finding...
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He was very responsive with email. He seemed like he gave the right amount of homework, it was never overwhelming....
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Awesome and super nice
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Physics is a really hard class especially if you are bad at math. Mr. Kahler makes it not so bad. He really tries to...
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Amazing, funny, cool love able, and I love having her as a teacher
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He's the bomb digidig! Recommend for econ!!

Karen Meyer

Department Math
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I've always been good at math, so that may be part of why I got on well in her class. In my experience, she was...

Rich Medd

Department Music
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Rich would state that he would have requirements for his classes but then back peddles on them, but you still get an...
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Okay to get along with overall and the material is okay. He can get bent out of shape easily occasionally. I did...

Jon Bach

Department Math
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a wonderful teacher that is always willing to help and is very understanding of students that struggle in his class.
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Barnhouse is definitely my favorite teacher at West High. I took Brit Lit from her, and was much more engaged in all...
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I loved all the art classes I took from Christian. He's wonderful at art, and very helpful for people trying to learn...
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Good teacher, pretty relaxed. As long as you try, you get an A. Dont be lazy in his class though, because he doesnt...
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I had him for poe. He made the class incredibly fun, he made everything clear and taught everything amazing. Wish I...
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Sra DeVries is the best teacher i have ever had. She cares about the lives of students and is literally the nicest...
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lights are on, but no one's home. She doesn't really do anything, just gets paid to stand in the hallway.
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Dr. Ordman is the bomb.com. 100% Recommend. Best English teacher at West High.
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Very boring class. Will shoot down your ideas until he gets the answer he wants. Is fun when in a good mood which...
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One the best teachers at West High, I had her for Geom. She the best and always wiling to help.
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He cares about his students and will do anything to help you be successful.

Gelene Smutz

Department Math
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She's a really great teacher! She helps a lot and gives you opportunities for you to pass. You'd have to be an idiot...

Gregg Witt

Department Math
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Most bomb teacher at West High. He taught me the most valuable piece of knowledge I've ever learned-- If the P is low...
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Hands down the most talented teacher at west. He knows his stuff and it's evident he cares.
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Super fun and energetic in teaching the class
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He is a very cool teacher and I learned a lot from his class! I usually learn much more when teachers are funny and...
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I freaking love this man. He truly is one of the best teachers that I have had in my life. He is one of the nicest...
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Mr. Gross is the best teacher I've ever had, hands down. I love how much he cares about his students and you know he...
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Really witty and a good writer, too. He knows everything about everything remotely having to do with English. His...