Average 4.15 based on 41 teacher ratings
Kathy Ellingson is a Science teacher at Shorecrest High School located in Shoreline, Washington and part of Shoreline School District. Kathy Ellingson's 41 teacher ratings contributes to Shorecrest High School's ranking of 202 in Washington. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Shorecrest High School is 4.18 stars.
3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty
3
Recommended
2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

She's the kind of teacher who you will need to seek out one on one to understand the material well. Very bad at lecturing, but easily the one of the most hilarious and cool teachers out there. Great person, not so great lecturer for AP Physics.

4
Recommended
4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

I personally enjoyed her class due to the fact that, as long as you care about physics and communicate with her, you can learn the material extremely well. I'd suggest AP physics though, as the normal physics or IPS groups often get less attention due to her getting more satisfaction out of teaching a smarter group. Other things aside, she is a very fun teacher and makes class enjoyable, unless you don't care or try, in which case you end up being the butt of the jokes thrown in class.

5
Recommended
5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

She is the best teacher in shorecrest. She's a boss and chill. She is fun teacher. I love her .

5
Recommended
5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

Ms Ellingson is just such a boss.... anyone who doesnt like her class only doesnt like it due to being bad students in an AP class.

5
Recommended
5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

I love her she is the best teacher ever. Respects students unlike most teacher

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

She was funny and nice but honestly not very good at teaching. Would always get off topic and when we get bad grades she would be so angry at us. I don't get it. I've always gotten A's and I got a B- in her class. Seriously.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Honestly I really like her. The hard work and all that stuff makes me acutally LEARN, surprising huh? Shes really funny too- I love her humor and the way she teachers

1
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
2
Knowledge

Had her last year for AP Physics and didnt like her at all. She yells a lot, which was funny at first butafter a while shes just mean. She doesnt seem to understand physics as well as a physics teach should; she gets herself confused a lot while lecturing. She updates grades only when required to by the school. Her class made me not like physics. I would not take another class from her.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Ms. Ellingson is an awesome teacher. AP Physics is super hard, but worth it.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Great teacher, just ask for help if you need it.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge

I read a lot of what people wrote and idk about you guys what happened but she HATES EVERYBODY in my class. sure we are all freshman in a IPS class but she treats us like dogs. It was pretty funny she told us one time in class that her dog could learn this but she wasn't explaining it well enough. And I may not be the best student but I was sitting next to three 3.9 or higher students and they didn't even understand what the heck she was teaching. Terrible teacher unless your her favorites.

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge

She cares about the AP physics classes most. IPS classes get screwed. Barley any work. No homework. Have to stay almost silent in her class. Picks favorites. An okay teacher overall..

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Ms. Ellingson is an absolutely wonderful teacher! I had her for Integrated Physical Science last year and she's just a doll. Love her so much. <3

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS HELLA COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WISH I COULD HAVE HER AGAIN!!!!!!! HER CLASS WAS THE BEST!!!!!!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Ellingson really cares about her students. She can definitely tell when you aren't trying or just plain out don't care. Ask her for help. I had her as a freshman and as a senior and I am so glad.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Ms. Ellingson is the realest teacher i have ever and probably will ever meet. She will always listen to you as long as your not rude to her which is hard to do. Hilarious teacher, take her class.

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Make sure you go in and talk to her if you're having trouble. She may not be a very clear lecturer, but if you work with her, you can solve the problem. She's a great teacher, and she actually cares.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

AP physics rocks.

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

She is very smart and funny, but can be strict at time. She yells at the students, but it's funny. I had her physics this past year and it was an okay class.

1
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

VERY funny so class goes by fast. HOWEVER, avoid if you want a 4.0-hard grader & not the best at teaching- which makes her class harder than necessary. she also complains too much

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

one of my fav teachers so far

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Her sense of humor is able to make most feel relaxed around her. She's very knowledgeable if you ever have a question, but if you expect to learn, I suggest you take Honors/AP

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

2 cool

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

one of my favorite teachers, and physics is fun with her. people take physics solely because she teaches the class.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Double Short Latte. WOO WOO. Emily swint, Jeff keeton, Joe Leigh, and Ian Lauth are the rulers of the world, but Ellingson is still pretty sav.

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

She is good, yes, very very good

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

She is so scary! Scarycoolconfusing! But thats great! Compared to some of the other teachers....Praying Manti Power!

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Of course everyone loves ellingson.. shes great, but a little absent minded.. overall a fun class!

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Yeah, shes a tough grader.. but at least shes someone we can go and talk to, and she makes class a lot of fun!

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Awesome teacher!!! class is always fun and full of laughter.

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

IS AWESOME!

1
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Makes my day wonderful with because it is so fun to have her "Teach"

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She makes her class so fun, that I want to learn more. She uses humor as a great way to teach us science. Shes the collest teacher ever.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

It seems as if she is a very nice person, but her teaching, or lack there of, is really bothering me.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Funniest teacher I ever had. She also communicates really well with students.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Not only can she teach, she has a fascinating sense of humor that will keep you spinning in circles while she tortures you with with physics... yum.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

She can be very confusing sometimes but definatly the coolest, down to earth teacher! Really relates with her students! Awesome!

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

she's very HARD!!...=/

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

SHES SO FRIGGIN GREAT!!! OH MY GOD!!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

totally awesome teacher, she should teach full time

Similar science teachers like Kathy Ellingson?

24 Ratings
18 Ratings
Barbara Steffens Former Science
14 Ratings
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Learn more about Shorecrest High School

5-star
69%
4-star
11%
3-star
9%
2-star
4%
1-star
5%
Based on 1,079 Ratings
Shorecrest High School is a public high school located in Shoreline, Washington and part of Shoreline School District. Shorecrest High School is ranked 201 in Washington. Learn More