The Harker School

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Average 4.14 based on 2,154 teacher ratings
The Harker School is located in San Jose, California with an average teacher rating of 4.14 stars. When comparing The Harker School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, The Harker School's teachers are below the average of 4.24 stars. The Harker School ranks 456 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More
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members into practicing. This is not the right way to run an orchestra.
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MARK BRADA IS THE BEST. He is very very knowledgeable about what he teaches and also hilariously sassy.
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all hail
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this man is the reason i want to major in chem
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Definitely not an easy teacher but she makes your life easier if you play by the rules and reach out to her for help....
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i love daniela rozanes so much. at first i was extremely skeptical of her due to how fast she lectures, and the fact...
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She is awesome. Don't complain when you break the rules and get caught. She does her job and does it well.
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Best PE teacher

Brad Stoll

Department Math
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Although Mr. Stoll is a kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable person, he lacks the clarity and organization required...

Katy Rees

Department History
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Whatever you do, DO NOT TAKE HUSH. For your own health and sake, listen to me. She assigns a CRAZY amount of work and...
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Ms. Swaminathan is the best. I had her a few years back she was my favorite teacher. Not only does she explain...
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He needs to learn how to communicate properly and not be heartless with his students. He knows how to break down a...
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Ms. Manning is hilarious and a great teacher! She knows a ton about film and gives a lot of great and useful...
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She is very nice.
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Ms. Horan is a very clear and informative teacher. She also often comes up with fun activities. My one complaint is...
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an awesome teacher, she was the best
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He seems nice at first because he lets you do whatever you want in class, but that is because he doesn't really care...
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Ms. Radice will lead you to an answer by asking you questions, and will not cut corners when teaching you the...
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If you're having trouble with math, Ms. Stahl will be brutal. Then tough, then understandable, and eventually if you...

Ilona Davies

Department Science
Former Teacher
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Very Nice Teacher over all!
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One of the best teachers one could ever have.
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Loved Mr. Paterson! Very passionate about the subject material. I always looked forward to each class.
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I've come to respect Mr. Williamson - ever since he attended the dress code forum he seems very respectful of...

Richard Page

Department Computer Science
Former Teacher
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I think I can speak for all of the school when I say that this abomination of a man is the worst teacher in the...
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He knows a lot about computer science, and although he does talk a lot about projects he has worked on in the past,...

Masako Onakado

Department Languages
Former Teacher
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Strict teacher, but I am a better student / person for it. One of my favorite teachers in high school
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He was an amazing history teacher and I am so sad that he had moved to england and left harker
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Me like Lana, Lana nice to me
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I think she's pretty nice
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Me. Westgate is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He is smart, kind, patient, these are all qualities of a...
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He is an amazing teacher
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Ms. Rae is nice if youre on her good side =] get close to her and she'll help you excel
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He is a very kind and helpful teacher. Although he is not a typical, textbook, desk-sitting teacher, he really helps...

Chris Daren

Department Administration
Former Teacher
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He is a great teacher who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. When I was in his Newspaper class from 2009-2011,...
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She is such a kind person who really cares about her students as people and is understanding. But, she's a little...
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Amazing teacher. His class is extremely enjoyable and his lectures are both accessible and entertaining, plus if you...
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Dr. Douglas, right, was one of my favorite English teachers ever, right. In the beginning of the year, right, she was...
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From boolean algebra ... to voltage functions ... to a game of telephone using phone pictures ... to videos of...
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shes an amazing person and cares so much about her students i really, really love her <3
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MRS. MORTLOCK IS THE ONLY REASON I LOVE HARKER (sucks that she's leaving because the school is going to lose its only...
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This teacher is extremely kind and from the first day of class it was clear to me she has so much love for her...
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He's a great and pretty intelligent teacher. He helps us if we ask, and gives us sufficient information. I would like...
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She is the best coach in the history if coaches!!!
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Ok.. just doesn't teach...
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I had him last year, and he was the best science teacher I've ever had at the Harker School. Dr. Casso is so helpful...
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She's a very nice teacher, but sometimes she can be disorganized and forget to post the homework readings and be...
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A very nice and clear teacher. I look forward to his class every day, he is a charismatic and intelligent speaker.
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Kind of glad he had to go on paternity leave - Mr. Lodha was better. Mr. Merrill was really unorganized and very...
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Super strict. Gets mad at you for no reason.
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In order to pass his class, just make sure to be friends with him. I forgot to do an entire section of a test but...
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I had Mr Spenner for freshman honors physics and AP physics C senior year. He is a great teacher and a great person....
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I had him this year and I've almost never hated a class more. Majority of my class had to teach themselves the...
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Ms. Momary is really nice and she knows a lot but she doesn't really teach in class. She basically gives us a bunch...
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By far the worst teacher I had in high school. Inconsistent, unclear, and rigidly unaccommodating.

Victor Adler

Department Math
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Before this class, I used math for useful purposes like Statistics, Computer Science, and various sciences. After...
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Mr Montany is an amazing science teacher! He makes class fun and is incredibly hilarious
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She was nice and let me sleep in class, but she kinda failed me even though i was like the smartest...i guess that's...
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She's awesome. In semester 1, I was pretty much failing the class. I was terrible; I didn't care. My dad started...

Lola Muldrew

Department Math
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I wish she taught more advanced subjects and presented a challenge on tests...but she still explained stuff well,...
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Dr Meyer is really nice but she accomplishes no teaching during class whatsoever other than having her students do...

Jason Berry

Department English
Former Teacher
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rest in peace mr. berry :) you'll always be in our hearts
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CS is really dependent on the student's motivation and the teacher can only do so much. Ms. King is one of the most...
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Insightful, thought-provoking, fascinating lectures. Truly cares about all his students. Highly recommend his...
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Mr. Brockbank is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He has inspired so many students. He was not just a...

Rachel Freed

Department Chemistry
Former Teacher
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Really really excellent teacher.

Troy Thiele

Department Math
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TROY THIELE IS A LEGEND. One of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. He's strict but hilarious and tells the...
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Best head of school ever.
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Sra. Garcia is amazing! I had her this past year, and she made everything so easy to understand! I participated a lot...
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BEST P.E. TEACHER EVER!!! She does sometimes pick favs...but not usually. you just cant get on the bad side of...
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Honestly, a real mess of a teacher. Picks favorites, calls out students in class, and constantly talks about herself....
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Although students who have more trouble with foreign languages (such as myself) may find her class a bit difficult,...
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Many people agree that Mrs. Morgensen's regular class is harder than Dr. Artiss' honors class. She liked me, so I had...
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Easily the best history class I've ever taken! She teaches us while also entertaining us. She acknowledges that we're...
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Whenever you ask a clarification question, she makes it so much more complicated, and her lectures are too boring....

Scott Graham

Department Math
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Dr. Graham was the greatest math teacher that I have ever had. Emphasis on the was. :(
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He honestly scares me, and he picks on certain students more than others. Also, he has made multiple of my friends...
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Very good hard tests fun
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Short-tempered but has some soft spots. I was the biggest extrovert in the class, and oh boy, she did NOT like that.
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Honestly the best teacher I've ever had! So sad that she retired :( She was an interesting lecturer with good...
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Mr. Korin is an excellent teacher with a sonorous voice and mind filled with knowledge. He makes sure he imparts his...

Concepcion Grande

Department Languages
Former Teacher
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She is a mean teacher who is very disrespectful to all of her students
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AMAZING - really good at teaching, super chill and super nice rarely gets mad
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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!
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Mr. Hurshman is a god. He is incredibly engaging and tells hilarious life stories but still is able to keep class on...
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I've had Mr. Fisico for freshman year and from the very beginning I can tell that he plays favorites like a cat plays...
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Amazing teacher who is very knowledgeable. She is chill and I loved her class and learned a lot. Would recommend her!
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Strict but nice. randomly gives out candy
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Literally the worst teach I've ever had. She has written all of the high ratings below herself. Terrible individual...

Steve Earth

Department Math
Former Teacher
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While he is very knowledgeable and nice, Mr. Earth scarcely explains the material, and compares it to things such as...
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BEST TEACHER EVER!BEST TEACHER EVER!BEST TEACHER EVER!BEST TEACHER EVER!BEST TEACHER EVER!
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Was an incredibly fun and kind teacher who always explained things in ways that everyone could understand. Also, if...
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She's nice sometimes but she doesn't really teach anything. She sort of just gives us a pile of resources and doesn't...
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Only complaint I have is her girlish voice. Other than that, she's an amazing teacher.
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She is late to class almost every single day. Her tests are hard and she gives unfair essay grades. Like honestly, I...
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