Average 4.19 based on 40 teacher ratings
Sarah Penalora is an English teacher at Temple City High School located in Temple City, California and part of Temple City Unified. Sarah Penalora's 40 teacher ratings contributes to Temple City High School's ranking of 1,380 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Temple City High School is 4.0 stars.
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Mrs. Penalora cares about her students! She inspires me to do my best and she acknowledges me as a person! She is strict when she needs to be and funny when it's time to have fun. She creates a lovely classroom environment and makes sure that all her students get something from her class. I love how she is so honest and open to her students which makes her approachable! I am so excited for this year and know that I will grow as a person and a student through her class!

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she's so sweet!! and her class is easy!

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Chill teacher, doesn't hover. If you know your stuff, she won't meddle. If you don't however, she's ready to help. AP Lang class is pretty easy but she does prepare you for the AP test because we practice the essays a lot. Very fun person to talk to. Overall great and lax teacher. 10/10 recommend.

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She's really nice and if you're good at english you'll do great on the AP test, but if not good luck. She tried to improve her AP exam preparation this year which was nice, so hopefully it'll continue to get better

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I had Mrs. Penalora for AP Language & Composition my junior year. She's very gentle, kind, and humorous, but she lacked a little while preparing students for the AP exam. Most of the time, students would just watch YouTube videos or other movies during class. It was my sleeping period tbh

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Mrs. Penalora is one of the nicest teachers on campus. She loves life and definitely shows it. I love her as a person, but she's not your best teacher. For 99% of the year she would go off topic and teach us life lessons and tell us stories instead of learning. When it came time for the AP exam, we barely knew what to do. She crammed a lot during this year which was extremely stressful. Very easy to get an A since we don't do much. Fun class since we never got anything done.

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Starting this year, she decided to make calendars so that we would know what to expect in the upcoming weeks and stuff. However, she DOESN'T follow it. She does everything based on what suits her that day. Heck, she played a movie because she felt like she didn't "want to teach anything that day..." Yet, she didn't teach anything throughout the year.

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Great overall friendly, open and easy to talk to.

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Sarah Pena-lora is a great teacher in her community and a great asset to her community. She is a great leader and she is a high qualified Teacher and excellent mother and a very good wife towards my brother Robert Pena-lora

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My favorite teacher this year! Rather than calling her my teacher, I would call her my friend. Definitely a nice, funny person. She's just good inside and out! (: Not a lot of hw is assigned, and it's not hard to get an A in the class. My friends and I hang out inside her classroom after school. She's just a welcoming, friendly person! And she's so relatable. I wish more teachers were like her.

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very nice and cute. best class ever except for derek's comedy

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She's one of my absolute favorites. She does a pretty good job of preparing you for the AP test, but her class is an easy A. She's very energetic and cute and often goes on tangents about her life. Her class is a blast :D

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She is very nice and her class is very easy, but the AP test you have to study on your own. She also goes off on too many tangents.

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she's an awesome teacher. she is so sweet and kind! I am so glad i have her this yr

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Warm, wonderful teacher who really works hard to help you get it.

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AP Lang - Super sweet teacher, but I feel like I'm in a 6th grade English class. Please study for the AP Test on your own with a book. Classtimes often feel useless. Enjoyable class, though.

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This year, I loved Ms. Penalora! Not only was she helpful, she was also very enthusiastic about her work. It made us very excited about AP English as well. Honestly, I felt prepared for the AP! :D

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Interesting person, but goes off topic too much. Does not prepare you too well for the exam, so study hard. Also very disorganized. YOU end up grading papers 3 months late.

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she's so funny. but gets off topic a lot. not too helpful for the ap test..

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complete scatter-brain. I havn't learned anything new in that class.

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OMG I LOVE HER I LOVE HER I LOVE HER. I had her to AP English. She wasn't very prepared about the AP test but what she has taught me is more important than any test preparation. We discussed about religion, family, and life. She was very supportive and kind. I absolutely can say that I had one of the best teachers. If you be kind to her and open up to her, you will receive alot of attention. BEST!

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Mrs. Penalora is so AWESOME! She is the best teacher ever! My favorite teacher of all the teacher's I've had so far. She's a great teacher and an amazing person! I love her!!! I'm going to miss her class next year. Hopefully I can be her student aid!

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very friendly teacher, however unorganized and she gets ticked off if you're tardy. and she absolutely hates it if you interrupt her, even if she's telling an irrelevant story(often).

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she's the BEST TEACHER EVER!! i hate missing her class b/c it's the greatest!! i'm gald i have it at the end of the day=)I LOVE MS PENALORA!!!

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great teacher. easy and fun. go to her class if u want easy A

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I LOVE MS PENALORA, she's my favorite part of the day

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omg I love mrs. penlalora!! she's the best teacher i had and im so glad im having her again senior year

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great teacher. i only had her for one semester though (she was on maternal leave). was kind of unorganized.

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MRS. PENALORA ROCKS! SHE'S THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!

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shes so nice no attitude at all and she trully loves teaching.

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had her both for jr yr n sr yr. wow!!! what a delight. i dont know how she does it even after having a baby. easy class n a very "good" teacher ummmmmmmmmmm........

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She is such a wonderful teacher and person! Its a bit unorganized sometimes, but she is human for goodness sakes!Great to talk to outside of class too!Awesome!

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I wish her class was the same all year. Her lessons begin to diminish and minutes turn into days worth of movies. We should write more essays.

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Very unorganized

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Best teachers i've ever had =)

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i liked her. sometimes she might get a little ditzy, but overall she's a good teacher. she's nice too!

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She is great. If she wasn't my teacher I'd hang out with her on the weekends.

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Mrs. Penalora is so cool!!!

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