Palo Alto High School

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Average 3.87 based on 2,580 teacher ratings
Palo Alto High School is a public high school located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Palo Alto High School is ranked 1,310 in California. Learn More
50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto CA 94301
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Ms. Wixsom or "Wix" as no one but herself calls her, is one of the worst teachers I have ever had, she doesn't know...
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I was in his Spanish 2 class and he expected way too much from his students. He marked some students absent when they...
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I have him for Functional/Object Oriented Programming and he's amazing! He's super enthusiastic about teaching,...
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Awesome teacher !!!!!!!
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She is an extremely chill teacher *in the first semester*. She is fine if you turn stuff in late, however she grades...
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This is dude is a total control freak and honestly doesn't teach. He doesn't teach the material then wants us to...
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His class is pretty lenient and Mr. Sabbag tries to make the class entertaining.
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Very knowledgeable teacher, really knows what he's talking about. Sure, his grading system is confusing, but he was...
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Honestly such a bad teacher. Don't expect to be helped or taught anything in this class. She yells and screams at you...
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Great teacher. She's hilarious and gives the right push for those who need it. I really had a passion to learn with...

Erik Olah

Department Biology
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Really chill and doesn't really care what you do. Marine bio with him was one of the easiest classes I took and he...
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Mr Bocksnick is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He makes math enjoyable and is great at explaining concepts...
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On the down side, I didn't really learn anything with Ms. Harris and had to rely on myself most of the time. On the...
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I had her for sophomore year (English 10A). Best English teacher I've ever had. Very professional, organized, clear,...

Ronnie Farrell

Department Science
Former Teacher
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A capable teacher, which makes his transgressions all the more appalling. His offenses are inexcusable, and I am...
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In her American Literature Honors class, your grades on writing assignments are (for the most part) predicated on how...
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You can really tell that Ms. Szebert cares about what she is teaching and about her students as well. She is very...
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Mr. Vuong is super down to earth, fun, and patient. I really like how Mr. Vuong makes sure you understand what you're...
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everbody loves woj
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Picks favorites from the beginning of the year, and sticks to them. If he doesn't like you, or you are a member of...
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she was probably one of the best teachers I've had. she was so accommodating and helpful and kind and inspiring. I'm...
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He is such a great teacher, really nice and makes class interesting. He cares a lot about his students and has great...
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On god the most boring teacher of all time. Also, switch if you plan to take higher lane English in the future, you...
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i love ms woods so much. so sweet, smiley, and different from my middle school teacher. she is very caring and loves...
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WHATA LEGEND. THE ONE AND ONLY MR. O'HARA!! DEEEEDEEEEE
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I have no idea who this is but I looked up "misha" nd this is the first thing that came up I live for misha Collins...

Radu Toma

Department Math
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Mr. Toma is truly one of the teachers that makes PALY amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable, made us think beyond...
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Ms. Chute is hands down the best math teacher at PALY. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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I don't understand all these comments about a horrible reputation where he makes people cry. Yes, he gets stressed...
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I wish Ms Rivera went over the signs more often because once or twice is not enough for us to memorize.
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Her thylakoid dance gives me life. Gotta love mah gurl steina
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I am in his AP LIT class and he is hilarious. He could not care less about the PAUSD distrcit rules and that's what...

Kenyon Scott

Department Physics
Former Teacher
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Rest in peace, Mr. Scott. You were one of the best teachers Paly has had.
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Mr. Rapaport is the best history teacher I have ever had. He is excellent at pressing upon his students the...
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I looooove Ms. Sylvestri! She's incredibly sweet and cares about students. However, sometimes I felt I wasn't really...
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She's nice. She knows what she's talking about but her explanations are beyond awful. She often makes no sense and...
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Not my best experience... If you got her - I wish the best of luck to you. She failed the whole class on our first...
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I completely understand why she's a divisive teacher, but I know for a fact she made me a better writer. College...
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Ms. Tokheim is the best!! She truly cares about students and is a fantastic person to talk with. She also cares about...
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I don't personally love her teaching style, because its easier for me to learn in a total emersion class, and she...
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Super nice and approachable! Class is always enjoyable and we learn a lot every week. She uses French in class a lot,...
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Charles Taylor does not understand how to do his job. He is NEVER in his office and always going to meetings and he...

Mimi Park

Department English
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Super chill. Give yourself a pat on the back if you get her cuz you're in for a good time
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Mr. T is really really nice and a really cheery person. His class is really easy if you just keep up with the reading...

David Peters

Department Math
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I really enjoyed Geo H with Mr. Peters because he was friendly and really good at explaining certain difficult...

Michael Stern

Department Physics
Former Teacher
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Mr. Stern is probably the best teacher I've had. He loves what he does, cares about the students, and often makes the...
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Best counselor ever! very helpful, always smiling! very nice person, always willing to help!

John Rowe

Department Math
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Mr. Rowe was alright. He didn't really teach his students the material or clarify an questions. However, he is super...
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I love this English teacher. He tries hard to help each and every student. I would highly recommend him.
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Ms. Rivera is very nice and help student to improve learning skills. She is knowledgeable about the material she...

Arne Lim

Department Math
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BEST TEACHER EVER!!! He's so funny and is amazing an teaching lessons that are interesting!!!! Wish I could have him...
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She's p cool. I like her a lot. Good sense of humor. Doesn't know what a meme is, my class loves to talk about "dank...
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Great teacher! Very interesting and is concerned about your well being and grade in the class. As long as you do your...
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Best English teacher ever!!! If you get her, you're really lucky. I've never had a teacher that cared so much about...
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Spends WAY to much time going over instructions that are already on Schoology. Other than that not bad.
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Bio H great teacher never plays fvorites. the body systems test was hard but that's it. good at explaining, easy to...
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shes a great teacher!
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She's a nice teacher but her cooking class sucks so much. Her class actually made me hate cooking.She's really nice...

Lisa Kim

Department Math
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she's a great teacher but her class is somewhat of a joke. and she goes off on random tangents. but she is really...
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she's a great art teacher but if you're taking her class just for the art credit you're probably gonna suffer because...
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awesomeness
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I LOVE MELINDA MATTES. I knew I wanted to major in Psychology prior to taking this class, but her passion for the...
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His class just took the AP exam, however he thought it would be appropriate to assign them a massive project...
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It's a fun class with friends. She is very rude and doesn't like being wrong. Although she is nice, she talks a lot...
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LOVE MR HB! He makes lessons interesting with his personal anecdotes and jokingly banters with students. He's very...
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ms la fetra is super boring and knows nothing about art. spends half her time bragging about her daughter and how she...

Sharla May

Department Math
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She has no idea what she is doing. Everyday someone would ask her to explain a problem and she would so I dont know...
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Like others stated, mr mo made the tests the same as the practice tests. people cheated in his class, and i cant say...
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Mr. Geller is one of my favorite teachers. I've had him for multiple honors classes. He does a bad rap, but honestly...
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I had Mr.Friedland for Functional Programming and Objected-Oriented Programming and he was a great teacher. He...
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Mr. Foug is the goat. The funniest man out there. I actually looked forward to going to History every day with him....
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Clearly takes favorites. I was one of them so I obviously have a biased experience but I had a lot of fun in his class.
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Overall a good teacher, but if you know a lot about history you might cringe at times. She tries a little bit too...
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Everyone liked her at first but that waned. She grades on dancing talent! If you want an "A", don't take Dance unless...
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All her tests are the ones the book provides, and she doesn't actually check homework so she basically doesn't have...

Gul Eris

Department Physics
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All I can say, this teacher is better than Geller.
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he's sooooo nice and i feel kind of bad for not putting more effort into the class. it's really easy to slack off in...
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Mr. Duran always made block periods for PE fun. Since I, as well as most of my classmates that period, hated running...
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nice person bad teacher. she's a stress written and makes things very confusing
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Not a hard teacher but is SUPER LAZY when it comes to grading. He waits until the last minute to grade things so you...
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I honestly really loved Ms. Garrison. She is such kind person and is very approachable. She's always smiling and has...
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Ms. Fillpu is the sweetest person ever! That last review is totally wrong. Her class was that class I had junior year...
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good pe teacher , cool person
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She is definitely a good teacher like you actually get information and understand in her class, though she grades...
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Not helpful, not very knowledgeable, complacent.
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Super nice teacher, great class!
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Stephanie knows what hes doing, hes chill, take art spectrum and u will get an A-
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Overall, he is very knowledgeable. And he teaches us in a very effective way. He allows us flexibility to turn in...
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You can tell he likes what he does. He's chill, funny, class is interesting, tests are easy, he is there to help,...
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Yes, he is super chill and easy teacher. But as a student who wants to learn, he doesn't really know his stuff. If...
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Mrs. Christina Dias routinely displays a inflexible structure for her special education class. She is often neither...
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he talks way too much, like forty minutes at a time on completely unrelated subjects before we can work on things. is...
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Knowledgeable teacher, just can't really get it across to the students well. Though I didn't learn much of the...
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If you show up you get an A, you don't learn anything and you can be on your phone the whole time. His tests are...

Doug Bertain

Department Computer Science
Former Teacher
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The correct answer to all the above questions would be "Not applicable." There is no class. AP computer science is...

Judy Choy

Department Math
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I had her for Geo H, and all in all she isn't bad, but the tests are HARD. She teaches the curriculum well, but...
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great dude, loves what he does
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This man deserves to have a biography written about him

Kathi Bowers

Department Math
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Ms. Bowers is THE BEST math teacher I have ever had. I wish I could've had her all four years of high school. She's...
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