Average 4.91 based on 47 teacher ratings
Jim Utt is a Social Studies teacher at El Toro High School located in Lake Forest, California and part of Saddleback Valley Unified. Jim Utt's 47 teacher ratings contributes to El Toro High School's ranking of 1,293 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at El Toro High School is 3.93 stars.
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Legendary educator.

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I am 2 years out of college and he is still the best teacher I have ever had - with Ivy League quality teachers to compare to

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My favorite teacher of all time. Honestly, he is probably one of the most inspirational teachers I've ever had. You can tell he has a passion for teachings and loves his students. He is incredibly kno

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Jim is an example of a man who teaches because it's his passion and vocation in life. Highly recommend him to all ETHS students. -Seoul Man

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Tough Cultural Geography class, but he really taught me more than any other teacher has. He kind of brings contemporary issues into his class too.

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best teacher! honestly, he's awesome. he explains things cleverly so they're easier to remember. so bummed he's retiring though! and yeah, he's the best dressed teacher you'll ever have

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He has the sickest outfits

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Best teacher I ever had, 9th grade honors history. One of the main reasons I wanted to become a teacher. I try to challenge my students like he did me. I tell them about him all the time.

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Best teacher ever. Learn alot about the sick world, so it can be a downer sometimes but he teaches you to challenge your own beliefs, which over time makes them stronger. Awesome dude, nice suits...

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Best teacher. PERIOD!

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Amazing teacher. He and Shields make up the golden duo.

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Amazing....I had him in '92-93 and he inspired me to become a Social Science teacher as well. Great teacher, great person.

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Contemporary Issues is the one class you can't argue you will never use. Mr. Utt is so amazing. Unfortunately the class seems like it is 5 minutes long because he is so interesting. I love his class even though it can sometimes get you down (just the content). I believe that the world would be a much better place if Mr. Utt could teach them. I've never loved a teacher so much!

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awesome lectures. knows so much stuff its amazing.

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By far the best teacher at el toro! i only had his class for one semester, but ever day this man would blow my mind with the amount of knowlegde he has. Whatever the school is paying him, its just not enough.

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I absolutely adored this man. I had him for freshman honors geography and comtemporary issues senior year. He is possibly the best teacher I have ever had. Thought-provoking and funny classes. He has the greatest dry humor. Puts stupid kids in their places, fair grader and easy classes if you do the work. Got A+ as freshman and A as senior and almost never studied. Just read and listen to lectures.

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I had Mr. Utt in 1995 for freshman history. Now I'm a teacher and have been through a master's degree program, and he is still the best teacher I've ever had, college included. Thanks, Mr. Utt.

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Mr. Utt is God. My mother is even in love with him. Best teacher you will ever have. I admire and respect this man so much. He is amazing. Very hard, very challenging, but an unbelievable teacher. I miss him so much!

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The best teacher Ive ever had. Utt rules.

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I absolutely LOVED Mr.Utt and he was one of my favorite teachers. I can honestly say that he is probably the most intelligent man I have ever met.

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Mr. Utt was the best teacher I ever had, and I have been out of high school for five years now. He was intelligent, witty and engaging. El Toro's prized posession.

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Fresman History honors, Class of 97 - he and I didn't get along, but Mr. Utt is an excellent teacher, able to force you to think about the issues of the day, formulate a judgment based on a balanced view of the facts, and make a coherent argument.

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THIS GUY IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HIS CLASS EVERYDAY HE MAKES HISTORY FUN AND INTERESTING!!!!

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Never thought it was possible for History class to be interesting until I had him. One of the best teachers I've ever had. Go Mr. Utt!

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You know what, I think Mr. Utt is quite simply THE GREATEST TEACHER. He is smart, witty, and funny. He keeps me involved and if I ever have a teacher half as good, id be lucky. Thank you Mr. Utt for being the BEST freshman geography teacher EVER!

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mr.utt is hard but makes history interesting.

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the best teacher in the history of the world. he is like such a genius and awesome and amazing and funny and cool. i would never forget mr. utt.

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THIS GUY ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF! OH MAN! EVERYTIME I GO TO SCHOOL, I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO HIS CLASS! HE IS BY FAR, THE COOLEST TEACHER!

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Graduated college, going to law school, he's still the best teacher ever. I think he helped prepare me for law school. - Ask about the "miltimore rule".

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I had him my sr year, which was over a year ago and I still remember what he taught me. By far the best teacher at ETHS.

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Mr. Utt Rocks!!! I never had a better time or learned more during History class.

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I loved Mr. Utt's class. He was the best teacher I ever had and he actually made history interesting.

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Mr. Utt is the funniest and one of the best teachers I've ever had. Only Mrs. Fike competes with him. I don't like his view on the Lakers though... NBA > MLB

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There is only one Mr Utt. His lectures are purely unique and brilliant. Knows exactly what he's talking about. I'll never meet a teacher as great as him. Never.

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Without question, best teacher I've ever had. Contemporary issues is the best class ever. His teaching style is awesome too... everyone should take his class!!!

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mr utt is one of those teachers who actually teaches instead of giving outlines. he's one of very few intelligent teachers at ETHS.

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one of the ost interesting classes ive ever taken mr utt made geography interesting, i looked forward to his class and am looking forward to contemporary issues

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The best teacher I have had in K-12, very knowledgable with good lectures and tests. Sharp dresser, too!

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Mr. Stoll is one of the most fun n intresting teachers

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Mr. Utt is one of the coolest teachers I have ever had in my 9 years of schooling. His lectures keep everyone involved in class.

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One of the best teachers Ive ever had, great at keeping the students interested in the subject and learning

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Mr. Utt is the best teacher I have ever had! He opened my eyes to issues in this world, and was so inspiring. Definitely take him (esp. contemporary issues).

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His contemporary world issues class rocks my sox! He makes learning about what is going on in th world fun.

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Best teacher I have had in K-12. Very wise, has a intellectual personality. Teaching style is primarily lecture-test.

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Mr. Utt is a very good teacher. He gets the whole class involved in the lecture. It's almost never boring in his class.

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I love Mr Utt! Best teacher I've ever had and I've never learned so much from any other teacher.

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