Average 4.51 based on 40 teacher ratings
Thomas Ihlbrock is a retired History teacher at Scripps Ranch High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Diego Unified School District. Thomas Ihlbrock's 40 teacher ratings contributes to Scripps Ranch High School's ranking of 1,358 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Scripps Ranch High School is 3.86 stars.
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Mr. Ihlbrock was the only teacher that had me enjoy the subject of history ever. After graduating and entering college, I fell back to disliking the subject all together. Haven't found a teacher since and have never gone back to a single interest for history. I want to enjoy it but i need the right teacher for it. Wish he also taught at colleges.

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You instilled in me a love of learning. I cannot thank you enough, Mr. Ihlbrock. I hope you read this and know how much you've impacted my life. Back in the late 90s, I was a poor kid going to rich scripps ranch hs and couldn't afford more than a bag of skittle as a gift to show my gratitude. I'm a lawyer now and I hope to buy you dinner one day. You are the best and I'll never forget that moment you told us, "The Truth Shall Set You Free."

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Well Mr Ihlbrock was the best teacher i ever had in highschool, funny, good teaching style, fun class. I hope that you have a great retirement Mr. Ihlbrock! Best Teacher. EVER. I dont think ill ever forget that class. '10 APUSH

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ihlbrock was a great teacher. he will always be the best. wish i had him again. even though i didnt pass his class, i learned so much. always real, funny, a little angry, but just great. love you ihlbrock!

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See, the thing about ihlbrock is that you have to realize that most of his class simply doesn't matter. Even if he's yelling at you for being stupid, you're getting credit for participating. other than that, if you can't get into his style of essay, than ask a nice person in your class whos passing (and even then, you can completely get through the year by only getting 5s). In the end, not hard, pretty mean, but thoroughly enjoyable.

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Enjoy not ever knowing your grade, what subject matter is covered on the test, what he is lying about, what random thing your next assignment is SUPPOSED to do (he won't tell you), etc. 100% Headache.

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Best teacher I have ever had. Just read your books so that your not asking any stupid, unnessecary questions.

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"Hardcore" can only be taken so far. Ihlbrock is a great teacher, but favoritism, unclear assignments, and the angry responses asking for clarification on anything yields make his class impossible.

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A great teacher first of all who is so passionate every day, every period. Also a very hardcore and down to earth coach that gets things done and doesn't fool around.

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My grades aren't awesome in his class, but I'm learning loads anyway. This is practical real-life history, not boring names and dates and lectures.

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You have to take a lot of what he says with a grain of salt. He's very unfair with his favorites and can be an egomaniac, BUT the class is very fun and he teaches it well. Participation is key!

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Plays favorites, gets bogged down in his own politics and regurgitates his favorite sources at you, but loves what he does and teaches a difficult course well. One of the best teachers at SRHS.

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Mr. Ihlbrock may be the best teacher at SRHS.Some people don't get that he's SARCASTIC ALL the time. If he actually hates you, he won't say it. Hard Course, but he teaches really well.

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mr ihlbrock is not only hilarious, but teaches an interesting, yet very challenging class. you cant easy yourself out of his class, but its a class worth taking if your ready to buckle down.

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had him for two years, i think his style is more like a proffessor in the ap classes. very honest and sometimes overly blunt. Dont go to war with him if u dont got the ammunition

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Ihlbrock is an amazing teacher. If you do what he says, you'll be completely prepared. He's tough, and can be blunt with his students at times, but he truly wants you to be prepare

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The best history teacher I have ever had in my life. He completely prepares you for the ap tests and "his favorites" are merely the people who he can tell works hard.

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Great teacher...wish that he did more of the lecturing instead of having students present, but what he had to say was excellent and really prepared me for the test.

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favors certain kids

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i don't unerstand why everyone likes this gu. He's a bad teacher who shatters everyone's self-esteem. Most people have B's and C's, so what's so great about him anyway?

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Awesome teacher. Didn't teach as much this year, which was disappointing, since his lectures are excellent. Overall, I felt ready for the AP test.

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Spends whole class periods talkign about off topic things and answering questions...but is funny. A VERY hard class, but you are actually preparing us for life.

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Ihlbrock is an absolute genius and the coolest man alive. His class is hard, but it was awesome.

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Needs to implement a properly working and efficient way students and/or parents can communicate by e-mail or phone;return assignments in a more timely fashion

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hey mr. ihlbrock! all i have to say it that you are a totally awesome teacher! i thought your class was VERY hard, but you were awesome! miss you.

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I like Mr. Ihlbrock. He knows his stuff, and isn't one of those teachers that teaches to cover the curriculum. He teaches to teach.

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The best! Please tell me they're not going to have someone else teach AP US History next year! Say it isn't so!

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There are few words to describe this man. One of them is astounding. Sincerely cares about students and is almost always on their side. Amazing person.

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Ihlby is simply the best.

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Hard class

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Ihlbrock is a great teacher. I got a 5 thanks to him! He brings the subject alive!

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he's funny, like ms. bergen

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ihlbrock has this red face that recognizable to anyone. kinda reminds me of a cat fish. take his class if you can stand an F- the green goblin

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gets off topic all the freaken time and is so hard but if you havnt taken his class, take it! its so much fun and he is the coolest teacher!

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Awesome. The best story teller. Interesting and so full of stories of what's not in the book.

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The best history teacher I have ever had! Ihlby you rock!!

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He might just be the best history teacher in San Diego County--an amazing AP History pass rate!

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Great teacher. one of the best i've ever had.

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passionate and an amazing speaker

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