Average 4.7 based on 85 teacher ratings
Java Abu-Lughod is an English teacher at Northern High School located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and part of Forest Hills Public Schools. Java Abu-Lughod's 85 teacher ratings contributes to Northern High School's ranking of 105 in Michigan. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Northern High School is 4.19 stars.
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Mr. Lughod is an amazing teacher and human being. The way that he teacher is amazing, and he sparked a love of writing and reading that I did not know I had. All of this becomes even more impressive when you consider that way that he bounced right back less than a year after his son committed suicide. That goes to show how much he loves teaching, and truly wants to make a difference in his students lives. Thank you for everything Mr. Lughod, I will never forget you.

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Simply an amazing teacher and human being.

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Such an awesome teacher. I didn't appreciate him enough when I had him as a freshman, and I wish I could go back. I took away so much knowledge from him, and I think he's the one who sparked my love for films. He's probably the coolest English teacher in the building, you just have to listen to him. The class was easy, and we watched some of the most interesting movies. He's so great and he has endured so much. I wish I could have him again to fully appreciate him!

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The best teacher I have ever had. The best I'll probably have ever. I took his class freshman year & really enjoyed it; it was my favorite class. But I didn't fully appreciate it until a year later when I switched schools and found that, surprise, all of my teachers were completely horrible, at least with Lughod as the reference point. He is without a doubt the goal that educators should strive for. I learned more in his class in one semester than in my entire sophomore year. I miss you Lughod!

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Those who don't appreciate Lughod are those students dicking around in the back of his class while he's talking, not intelligent enough to appreciate his knowledge. He should be a college professor, the guy is so smart. Being in his class is a joy; he'll do anything to help you succeed. He understands the stress of high school life and is very relaxed on due dates, as long as you put the effort in. Two thumbs up. I can't get enough of his class. (By the way, he has great taste in music!)

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Love him! Best teacher ever. Learned so much with him!

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The doughnuts were good
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I had Mr. Lughod for both Freshmen and Senior year. His freshmen honors English class is what sparked my interest in English and inspired me to become a writer. His senior creative writing class helped me to expand and improve my writing skills. His range of knowledge is both impressive and inspiring.
I will note that his teaching style tends to lack a traditional structure, which is always a breath of fresh air in the all too structured environment of high school. He's an excellent teacher.

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I've never had a teacher so wise. I had him freshman year and did not appreciate my time in his class enough. As a senior, I now come to class every day simply awestruck at his understanding of human beings, and his growth as a teacher and an individual. I've never been so proud of anyone, and never had anyone be so proud of me, even for the smallest of things. His class and teachings are truly life changing.

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Although Lughod is super knowledgeable, for a freshman class, I couldn't comprehend anything and I did not learn anything at all. Looking back, however, I now understand what he was trying to say. I did really enjoy his class though.

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amazing awesome teacher

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Great Teacher! Would definitely take his class again if I could. He's really smart about everything and you learn a lot of life advice in addition to Grammar and Literature

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Amazing teacher who really knows what he's talking about. If you have any problems or questions, he is the most approachable teacher I've ever had. He really encouraged his students to think deeply and work happily, and his class always started with writing time, and he played music (sometimes even his own!). I can't believe how awesome Mr. Lughod is. His music taste is impeccable. Overall, the most amazing teacher who always helps his students, as long as they put in the effort as well.

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Definitely make sure to show up for Mr. Lughod's class. :) He brings in doughnuts once a month so you definitely don't want to miss those!! Mr. Lughod is such a great teacher and he really cares about his students. I loved going to class everyday because of the great environment!

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Great teacher, however I feel the tests and quizzes are too unfair at times.

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He is a great teacher. Plays music for you for the first 15 minutes of class while you write. Plays guitair every once in awhile. Great teacher, easy to understand.

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Super fun class. From bringing in his guitar or drumset to play for the class to the monthly doughnut days he definitely made class interesting. We watched lots of awesome movies. He is super layed back and very friendly. I really enjoyed his class.

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Mr. Lughod is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He is always happy and energetic and explains things well. He has excellent taste in music and I enjoyed listening to it every day this year. Best english teacher I've had so far.

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He is such a great teacher! He is very willing to stay and help students, and is very fair. His classroom atmosphere is so much fun and not like any other!

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Mr. Lughod is an awesome teacher. He treats everyone equally and as an adult. He lets you know how things are and his teaching is clear and easy to understand. I love the music he plays and he makes class as entertaining as possible and it really helps when you're having a long boring week.

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My favorite teacher- he teaches you what you need to know, but he makes it fun, interesting, and spirited. He's always understanding and very nice. His class is relaxing most of the time- especially w

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He was easy-going, and although he digressed occasionally, he always found a way to tie it into whatever was the original topic. His method of teaching was superb and up-beat. Never dull.

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I really like his musics and stuff. He's so fun!

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best teacher at Northern.

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One of my favorite teachers ever. Taught me so much not only about education, but also life as a whole.

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Probably the coolest English teacher I've ever had. He treats it a lot like a college class, which is great for students that like working at their own pace. He is very likable and easy to relate to.

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He's an awesome teacher who really cares about you! I Like his musics. :D

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If only I could have had him as my english teacher every year...
If you are at all "above average" at language arts, try to get into one of his classes. You will not regret it. He is a very personabl

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He is a great teacher and really cares about his kids. He teaches it kind of like a college class, so you do have to learn a little on your own. He makes english fun and memorable. He is a great guy.

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He's a terrific teacher who not only teaches u english but life lessons.Real philosopher!He is more than happy 2go over the material with u if need extra help.He also gives u many chances to up grades

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One of the best teachers I've ever had! Projects are great, and he gives you a lot of freedom in his class. I enjoyed going every day. The only problem is he occasionally gets off topic, but that is f

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THE BEST!

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Mr. Lughod makes me enjoy going to school every day. He not only teaches well, but is a perfect example of a well-educated person.

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I love this class. Mr. Lughod has an easygoing attitude. As a teacher, however, he fails to teach grammar in a simple way, instead he jumps to higer levels before refreshing previously learned info.

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Clearly one of the best teachers at FHN. He made going to school fun! He is always alot of fun and his projects are actualy cool. However, I think that he did not explain grammer very clearly

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Mr Lughod rocks! He's so intellegent and loves his music...and bragging about it. But I learned so much from him and enjoyed getting to be in his class!

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nice guy, I'm not sure if I would say he's the best. Probably the best English teacher out there though. He helped me get over the "Sukup" hump which I had first semester around 3 years ago.

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Mr. Lugs is one of the greatest teachers at FHN, and he definetly helps with english and playing the guitar!! :D

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Mr Lughod was my favorite teacher so far, i never really LIKED english till i took honors freshman year. i liked our class discussions and movies and he's just the coolest teacher ever.

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I have never had a teacher as cool as Lughod! We watch movies, listen to wicked music, and he is the ultimate writing guru! Mr. Lughod is awesome!!!

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Lughod is amazing. he is the best teacher at northern hands-down.

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Mr. Lughod is so cool! I love how his class is so free for expression and everybody feels so at home in his room while he's teaching us one awesome thing or another...he's so cool!

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He ROCKS!!!! He truly is one of the most amazing teachers I've ever had!

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Mr. Lughod is one of my favorite teachers ever. I promise you'll love having him as a teacher. Take some time to get to know him and you may find you like him as a person a lot too

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Awesome teacher! You're SO lucky if you get him because you won't find any English teacher better at NHS!

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Mr.Abu-Lughod is one of the best teachers I have ever had, I don't think you can find a smarter ,cooler , laid back teacher! Your sweet Mr.A!!!

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java is the shiznit!and journals are good for you!!!! And who else brings donuts every month, plays a guitar in class, and lets us have heated debates on every single subject? yea!

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wOot!! Mr. Java rox, but writing journals sux!

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You are truly, no really, truly the best rapper in this school

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lughod is awesome! i wish he taught all honors/ap english classes.

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Mr. Lughod rocks.. Creative writing is such a chill class. I love it.

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My lughod is one of the best teachers I've ever had. His class was a lot of fun and looking back at it he taught me a lot. thanks alot. dave lenio.

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A wonderful teacher with an extensive vocabulary. He let us discuss controversial subjects in class and treated everyone as mature adults rather than kids.

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Mr. Lughod is one of the best at FHN, he knows his stuff and more! THE BEST!!!

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awesome awesome teacher!

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I wish he would teach us more about Jethro Tull!

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He believes in everyone. Incredible teacher -- best at FHN.

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I had Mr. Lughod last year and he's cool!! He's one of the few teachers that can relate to students.

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I wish I could have you during all of my High School years, (FRESHMEN- push to get into his class, you wont regret it)

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YOUR AWSOME!

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boring at times but awesome class i would take it again

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He was awesome! Even when I was out of his class I would still go talk to him because he was an awesome teacher and person!

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Lughod is an awesome guy! I owe him a lot.

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Music collection second only to York!

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coolest guy ever i want him again

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Most likely the best teacher I've been taught by @ FHN GO MR L.

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relates teaching to life+is not afraid of students-

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Mr. LG give yourself more credit- you're an awesome teacher. so funny

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Mr. Lughod is my hero!

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DOUGHNUT DAY IS THE BEST!

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Mr. L is cool but his class is boring cuz he uses big words i cant understand!!

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Biggest Baller ever

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Sweet guy. Knows what he is talking about unlike other teachers in the school.

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fun teacher

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Mr. L actually teaches you things that you can use in life!

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he makes us apply what we learn into everyday things

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he's not afraid to have conversations with students

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Mr. Lughod your awesome, fav teacher ever I MISS YOU!!!

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The best english teacher i have ever had!

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music every day rocks, too much grammar

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pretty cool

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JAVA-MAN

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Best english teacher in the school... only teaches freshman though

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