Average 3.56 based on 38 teacher ratings
Susy Ballard is a Science teacher at Edison High School located in Huntington Beach, California. Susy Ballard's 38 teacher ratings contributes to Edison High School's ranking of 1,319 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Edison High School is 3.94 stars.
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Very funny and had to work hard for AP Chem

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Miss Ballard is an extremely knowledgable in what she is teaching. Although she assigns large amounts of homework, it all prepares you for her tests. Her tests are fairly easy if you pay attention in class and study the night before. She does poke fun at people, but as long as you respect her and are kind she will not make fun of you. She definitely works to prepare her students for AP Chemistry. All students are guided and given clear instructions so that they can be successful.

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Really dedicated into helping the students learn and will spend most of her own time outside of school hours to help them understand

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She makes people feel emotionally abused. I still like her though. She really wants you to LEARN from her class. The amount of homework is overwhelming, but you actually learn something. Her class is one of the hardest chemistry classes at Edison, but I learned a lot from her class. Most people don't like her but I think she is okay. She has a lot of knowledge on chemistry.

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When you leave her class feeling clearly emotionally abused and bullied and the teacher makes you hate the subject you used to love, I find that a problem. Transferring schools to get away from bullies was my intention. EHS has a no-tolerance bullying policy, so I have no clue why they allow a teacher to not abide by the same rules as students- More so how the school board allows for students to go home and cry because of the things that are said between a teacher and their student. Unacceptable

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VERY STRICT. Do your homework and take at least an hour a day to review and study for a full day for a test and you will be fine. Be nice and she'll be pretty nice back. Also, attend after school stuff so you can get help. Otherwise, great teacher but sometimes goes full retard

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She is mean to everyone and she makes fun of people. But she can teach very well.

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Extremely strict teacher, gives lots of homework, and not to mention the mandatory study guides that she assigns which take at least 9 hours to do... Absolutely insane! The homework felt like a lot of busy work that was force down our throats. By the way guys, if you actually read, 1 star is the least difficult while 5 stars is the most.

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A hard teacher, however she knows her stuff. If you do your work, she likes you and is easy to get along with, don't and you fail. I like her.

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I remember always feeling terrified before stepping into her class. It seems as if she always had something to berate me for. She definitely chooses her "favorite" kids. She would always call me out in front of the class and made me feel dumb. She is not very clear when she teaches. I'm not even sure if she knows what she's teaching. If you try to ask her for help, she is not very helpful. She will always tell you to refer to your notes. She really scared me and I dreaded going to her class.

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Has made multiple students AND teachers cry (mostly out of frustration). Thinks her class is more important than any other class or activity. Paranoid, infuriating. There's a reason she's still a Ms.,

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Knowledge

Mrs. Ballard was a great teacher. A lot of people did not like her because she was strict and would sometimes yell at students. However, whenever I needed help with something she was great.

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One of the craziest and most eccentric teachers you will ever have. If you can get past that then you will realy benefit from her unique teaching style. Don't ask a question twice and try to keep up.

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She has anger issues and is somewhat a bully.

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Ms. Ballard is a REALLY strict teacher, and she can be really mean sometimes, but she's probably the most dedicated teacher at the school, running MANY of hours of chem clinics and study sessions.

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super funny and great teacher

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I didnt get into UCLA because of her. She is very frightening to approach, which is the worst thing in a teacher. I cant wait for that moment to get my revenge with her

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She can be funny at times, but she has no empathy. NONE. AT ALL. oh, and if you do something wrong, just say "Sorry" 500 times and don't try to stick up for yourself. She'll just yell at you more.

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switch out if you can. the administration will understand.

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she made me cry, twice

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best teacher everrrrrrr

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Ballard is awesome. Best Chem teacher ever. Totally funny/random.

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ballard is the best teacher ever. you may hate her, but in the end she wins because like it or not you learned something

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shes the best

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i think shes nice

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as strange as her class was, after sitting in all the other classes, i miss her. she kept us awake.

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one word - scary. strict but get on her good side and you'll be fine. pretty kewl person though

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i didnt like it when i had her class, but now i miss her

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i love miss.ballard. she is one of my favorite teachers. she does yell at us when she is frustarted but we bring it upon ourselves, and she can be scary some t.

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She's emotionally unstable and should not teach becasue she might casue mental damage to her students.

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She always yells at us when she has a bad day and she isn't very helpful

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She's my favorite teacher and makes learning fun

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Quit preaching

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yah Mrs. Ballard, you are my only friend

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I had her last year.. she's a great teacher, really funny and sweet I miss her

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