Average 3.43 based on 48 teacher ratings
Mary Holt is a Physical Education teacher at La Cañada High School 9-12 located in La Canada, California. When comparing Mary Holt's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Mary Holt's ratings are below the average of 4.24 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at La Cañada High School 9-12 is 3.98 stars.
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She is an average teacher, honestly i don't understand why people have a problem with her.

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very nice on the inside.

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She goes the extra mile for her students.

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Ms. Holt may be harsh on the outside, but on the inside she is sweet, like a ripe pineapple. She is like a gentle giant, or, as I like to call her, the Incredible Holt. This PE teacher is truly devoted to her job and makes the learning process very pleasant. Of course, there are some rough times while under her instruction, but pain is weakness leaving the body. I feel that she is just misunderstood, and that instead of rejecting Ms. Holt, we should embrace her.

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She literally just sits on the pool deck at our morning practice and docks points for no reason. Being on the water polo team, it shouldn't be difficult to get an A especially if you work hard. However, she makes it very hard to do well in the "class". Its a sport she should get over it.

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Ms.Holt is an amazing coach and person and I had her long before any of you whining brats did. She cares, and if you show effort she cares even more. This woman is an OUTSTANDING role model and you should be damned lucky to have her. Hopefully, one day, if you mature you can look back and know that you got one of the good ones.

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Ms Holt is awesome. I had her class almost every year for PE and played for her when she coached as well. Nobody cares more about their students than she does even if she's tough. Great teacher and super sweet!

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Her class is very annoying and almost everyone seems to hate her, I do enjoy her class though, Not her long lectures, or staring and sitting in the sun for more than 10 minutes, but she is strict and really does pick favorites, She also pushes you past your own limit, Has a good sense of humor, doesn't organize time very well, Perfect match to Mr.C, I'm sorry, but it kinda works.

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Worst teacher ever!! May Gid help you if you have her! She f**king sucks! Why are we wasting our funding on her salary??

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She needs to go back to the trailer park.

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This teacher is incredibly strict. If you do not follow her rules to the letter you will feel the wrath. She berated my son despite his best efforts with a sports injury. She does not deserve to be employed in such an outstanding school district.

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She favors certain students and I didn't dress once and she gave me a bad citizenship grade even though I participate every day and I really try while a person who is a big athlete and didn't dress multiple times got an a and a perfect citizenship grade. She also is extremely strict.

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last year i had a much laid back pe teacher and i got 24 push ups. this year literally everyone but 2 ppl got one. i got 57 sit ups last year. this year i got 35. she's much more strict for no reason. today she made us run a warm up lap ( a fourth of a mile) and then 7 CONSECUTIVE laps. she can be really sweet and nice but if you get on the bad side of her, your screwed. if you dont dress you dont get participation points. and everything you wear MUST have your name on everything you wear.

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She's a good person, but a bad teacher. Sadly, she makes you do exercise everyday. She can be strict. Her class is sometimes hard. Don't be one of those kids that don't dress/don't participate!

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she is a really nice person if you get on her nice side....but if you get on her bad side..... your screwed

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she is a nice lady but her class is a bit hard O.o

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She's really nice if you get on her good side. A lot of people don't like her but that's because she can be kind of strict if you do something you're not supposed to do but that's their fault.

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Great person!

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Super nice teacher.

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I feel really bad for you if you have her. When i was gone because my sibling almost died i was absent for 2 days, visiting him in the hospital. I could not turn in my homework but once i got back i turned it into her. She said that visiting my brother in the hospital was not counted and I could have had someone turn in my homework, even though i was at the hospital all day and came home very late. She gave me 20% on both homework assignments. Shes not a very nice lady.

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she's a hard teacher but when you talk to her she's really nice and understanding. people think p.e. is nonsense and take it as a joke class, but its a requirement for a reason and she takes that seriously. LOVE HER

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Worst teacher of the school, she thinks that she is teaching a real class, yet it is just PE, there have been a lot of petitions and complaints about her and her nutorious grading. A student stood up to her annd eventually restricted her from assigning homework and stoped the binders from coming to class

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She acts like PE is the most important class in all of high school... why have HW 4 PE?

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She takes Pe wayyyyyy to seriously. wow i get homework just wow and well shes kindave a hypocrite

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i love Holt. she's so tight. Aunt Mary is what i call her. Learn to love a woman with discipline

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sucks to have her for P.E. because she takes it wayyyy too seriously, but she's an awesome person, you can talk to her about anything.

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made me cry, gave me a hard time about going to the bathroom. made PE my least favorite class.

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power trips. all the kids who joined her class 2nd semester had to come in at 7 once a week for 7 WEEKS IN A ROW to make up first semester tests!!!!!! gives more written homework than most of my REAL classes. for homework, you get 15 points off (out of 100) for just writing a time as 2:30 instead of 2.30, which is commonly incorrect anyway! tons of unnecessary handouts, many 10+ pages long, huge waste of paper. thinks shes a real teacher and yells bad jokes over and over at her favorites.

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you all are over-exaggerating. sure, she's tough and gives homework but mrs. holt is amazing as a person. i love her! she gives improvement grades and if you improve, even a little, it outweighs the bad grade. she's really not that bad.

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Ms Holt is definitely hard and definitely not someone you want to mouth off to, but if you work hard and do what she asks she is absolutely amazing......despite what people think she is actually a very kind and funny person. I do think her grading is a little dumb...i think its unfair to grade someone on how many sit ups (etc) that they can do.....instead i think she should focus ONLY on their improvement...some people may never be able to do 100 sit ups or 7 pull ups....but overall shes amazing

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i think she is superrr nice. shes so funny and she caring. you can joke around with her and everything. she's my favorite pe teacher / friend

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Holt is a very nice person, and takes her job very seriously. That being said, she teaches PE. I was nice to her, and she _liked_ me, so this isn't "She was mean to her, bad rating". She thinks she's teaching LIFE class, when really it's supposed to be basically organized recess. I got her to admit that PE is a pointless class. Good intentions.

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Ms. Holt is awesome! If you played water polo for her, you would know. just get to know her as a person, and dont act like a brat and she'll like you

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SHE IS KINDA FREEKY

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I ABSOLUTELY ADMIRE THIS WOMAN!!! i've never had a better PE CLASS!!! yeah... the homework is no fun.. but ... she is the best teacher there... so stop your whining!

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the written final is pointless, but at least it was easier than last time.

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She's a great person, you can't help liking her, but the class is unpleasant . The physical part is fine, but the homework, the officiating and the written final...It's ridiculous!

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As a teacher, I doubt her intelligence and her methods. Especially her homework. As a person, she's quite agreeable and doesn't deserve a lot of of the insults

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i had mrs. holt as a coach and she is tough of course, but one of the nicest people i have ever met and she really prepares you for real life

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She is scary!!!!! I don't even have her as a pe teacher, but one day i forgot my lock and she screamed at me for half an hour about how i'd get detention.

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Rough exterior...not so bad if you give her a chance and try to get to know her.

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She is the most passionate teacher I have ever met. I think that's a good thing.

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although mrs. holt is cool, she is a little unclear about when we have hw....and she is strict with the format of ur hw

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Mrs. Holt was the scariest teacher I've ever had. I had her for eighth grade and she scared the bejeezus out of all of us. Homework? In PE??? gimme a break

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Lovely person, she's really cool once you get to know her. She just needs to stop taking PE so seriously.

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i love mrs. holt!!!!! shes such a great person

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i had miss holt in high school, and i failed her clas 3 times!most people are scared of her, but she was one of the coolest teachers ever, DONT listen to rumors

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Tough but fair

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La Cañada High School 9-12 is located in La Canada, California with an average teacher rating of 3.98 stars. When comparing La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers are below the average of 4.24 stars. La Cañada High School 9-12 ranks 462 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More