Average 4.8 based on 54 teacher ratings
James Spellicy is a retired Social Studies teacher at Lowell High School located in San Francisco, California and part of San Francisco resident. James Spellicy's 54 teacher ratings contributes to Lowell High School's ranking of 1,339 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lowell High School is 3.94 stars.
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Super super good. If you study ECO, you will be regret that you did't take Spellicy's class.

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An extremely entertaining teacher with plenty of life stories. Mr. Spellicy is one of the most approachable teachers at Lowell, and you cannot go wrong with taking him for AP Econ. Even though he's an outright proponent of Keynesian theory (which isn't necessarily good or bad), he openly admits it and doesn't let his biases get in the way of teaching introductory micro and macro. An A is definitely doable if you listen in class!

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Mr. Spellicy has got to be the best teacher I've ever had. He's so funny and he knows so much about Econ. Almost had him for 2 semesters for AP Econ, except he was gone for most of the 1st semester. his lectures are really interesting, and he makes a lot of funny jokes in between bits of info. It's a class that can be hard at times, but can also be really enjoyable and memorable. The tests and quizzes range in difficulty, but I'd say it's an easy B. If you have the chance to take him, do it1

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overrated. he knows his stuff, dont get me wrong. his class isnt fun and easy to learn at the same time. very helpful for financial advice. goes off topic a lot. a little too fast. he's a nice guy

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COOLEST TEACHER EVER! definitely knows his stuff. class 99.9% of the time is fun. NEVER CURVES. which is fine if you pay attention in class. hw is optional. preps you for the ap test really well

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Overrated. He is fun his class isnt. Knows subject but talks about himself alot so if u want u can get ur hw done.

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Even though hes my Reg teacher i still love him HAHA XD especially the story about how he worked in the morgue HAHAHAA XD hes really good at giving advice too and Oh ive seen so many seniors ask him for help with college recommendations and scholarship recommendations ahah XD soo nicee :)

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Works hard and tries to help everyone as best he can.

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easily the best teacher for AP econ.

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best teacher i had at lowell. Explains the material, tells you what is on the test, and gives great stories. You'll probably get a 4 or 5 on the ap because of him. If you have a chance to get his class, you should.

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very awesome teacher...interesting stories as week

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He is the BEST teacher I have every had. He is very helpful and teaches the material very well. You could probably get a B by only listening to lectures without studying. He's also a very nice guy to talk to about anything. I might be looking to him for life advice in the future. lol.

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The best teacher in my fourteen years of education.

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The most helpful AP Econ teacher at Lowell. He's funny and smart. And his stories are amazing and interesting. You will learn so much Econ from him and you will never forget that marginal benefit equals marginal cost, and that San Diego = Supply/Demand. He cares for his students a lot.

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simply the BEST.

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Mr. Spellicy is an awesome teacher. He is definitely one of the teachers that you MUST take! His lectures are interesting because he adds interesting stories and anecdotes. Homework is optional. Pay attention and take notes in class and you'll have all the notes you need to do well on his tests and the AP test. He is an extremely fair teacher and is always willing to help. Mr. Spellicy is a great teacher!! Take him before you leave!!!!!

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amazing! show up and pay attention, and you'll never need to open the book. he is great at really getting to know everyone, he explains everything really well, and class is a riot with his plentiful off-topic stories.

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He's the best and his tests are easiest that you don't need to study at all to get an A as long as you pay attention in the class. He is so funny that you will never sleep in the class. Reading econ book is not necessary because he talks about everything you need to know over and over again.

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he is so cool. you need to take him because he is helpful and very funny at the same time. his tests are kinda hard, but i learned more from what he writes than the book. if you take notes, Ap Econ is going to be so easy.

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Spellicy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. His tests are hard, but he's extremely fair, always willing to help, and has enjoyable lectures. His AP Econ pass rate is phenomenal.

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got my AP scores. got a 4 and 5. didnt really study. only reason i did well was because of spellicy. great teacher. great person.

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Spellicy is without a doubt the greatest teacher at Lowell High School.

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spellicy... hes great.. funny and easy c.. (because he doesnt like giving lower than a c) hes lectures dont really stick in your head.. so its best to read the book to really understand the materials...

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mr.spellicy is honestly the best teacher in the world.i have to admit his tests arent the easiest, but he really cares about his students and wants to see them succeed. i couldnt having anyone else for ap econ.

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ok spellicy is a really good teacher, even by college standard, you don't even need to do the hw (i had serious senioritis and i didn't even study for the AP and got a 5) you can't go wrong with spellicy unless you absolutely have no idea what you're doing then you're better off with other teacher because he is not quite friendly sometimes

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Overrated. Not that great. Take another teacher.

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i dont know what the hype is about. mr spellicy is a great teacher, but i personally liked lubenow a lot more because she had no homework. you learn in his class though and he prepares you well. for anyone with senioritis, he might not be the best choice

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mr spellicy is one of the best teachers ive ever had. he makes econ a fun subject to learn, understands his students, and is willing to dedicate his time to help them in any way possible. he's not the easiest A, but he is very thorough and his class is extremely fair. oh, i love him.

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He is one of the greastest teachers in the world. He tells alot of funny stories but he really, REALLY teaches the material very very well. He definately knows his stuff and is very qualified!

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he is the best teacher at lowell. i would recommend taking AP econ just so you can take spellicy. he not only cares about his students, but makes econ very understandble and fun. what a guy he is.

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one of the best teachers ever! he knows a LOT about econ and his classes are never boring. he tells lots of fun stories. he can be a little hard and can get a little frustrated when you don't understand the material, but overall, he's very understanding and very willing to help. he's also really nice about writing recommendations and reading personal statements. he gets them done FAST! he gives personal statements back the next day, so he is VERY reliable. awesome teacher!

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coolest teacher ever :)

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Absolutely THE best teacher I've ever had. He's so cool and influential that you will want to major in econ and become a high school teacher.

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my fav teacher. very funny, nice and helpful. will help with recommendations and reading of personal statements. his lectures are very enjoyable.

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this guy is the COOLEST ... 1 of the best teachers @ lowell

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Wow! Lets just say that he made Lowell worth it for me. I have him right now and had him all year. He has been my favorite! He has taught me sooo much!

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very cool teacher

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fantabulous tecaher, makes eon fun, take HIM!!

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reallly funnni and u learn from his class too

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This man is the Econ God. I'm a senior in college and i'm STILL using my AP notes. Amazing man

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he's so funny and also a great teacher. a real fun class

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funniest teacher i ever met next to rosales

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Great teacher. There is no way that you can take this class and not get a 4 or a 5 on the AP exam. That is if you do you're studying though.

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he's great! his notes are good for college too!! makes you love econ

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works hard and great for recommendations

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good lecturer

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