Average 2.75 based on 14 teacher ratings
Downs is a Science teacher at Canyon High School located in Canyon Country, California and part of William S. Hart Union High. Downs' 14 teacher ratings contributes to Canyon High School's ranking of 480 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canyon High School is 4.34 stars.
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Absolutely love Downs!! One of my favorite teachers ever! He runs a college style class, lectures, lots of homework. If you do the Homework and stay on top of your notes you'll be fine! Super helpful if you come in after school for tutoring! Also, If you LEARN the test review rather then google the answers you will do much better on the test! Got a B+ in the class! His tangents make my day!

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He's the worst at teaching, he brings up topics not related to Chemistry and he doesn't explain things. Don't even bother asking him questions because he won't answer them, he'll just talk for about 5 minutes about non-sense. Don't recommend at all.

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He is a fun guy to talk to but he is the WORST teacher. He doesn't even teach, he just assigns tons of notes out of the book and he always goes on tangents in class. I have learned absolutely nothing from him, and the slight amount I have learned was because of the book (which isn't very helpful). He always gets low grade averages and test averages because he doesn't teach what's on the test. Even though he's nice, he's not good at teaching. If you get him, transfer out (there's a waiting list).

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Mr Downs is the BEST!! He's so fun to talk to and he is helpful. The only thing I suggest is when you ask a question keep him on topic because he likes to go off on tangents.

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he gave me extensions on hw but he gave me more hw than all other classes put together. Quest online was awful when he doesn't explain it to us. Only way i learned was out of the book with constant assigned notes. Unneede

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He's really nice and understanding if you ask him for an extension on an assignment, but his teaching is more like a college professor than a high school teacher

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Very slow in responding to parental questions, particularly in emails and phone calls,

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Mr. Downs is a really nice funny guy... but when it comes to teaching you can't learn. You have to rely on a tutor and your textbook. But he really is a good guy and means well.

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Very kind, and quite entertaining, yet he does go off topic quite a bit. He prepares you well for his exams if you supplement his teaching with the book...

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Really nice guy, but bad teacher. Goes off topic way too much. I don't understand much of what is tries to teach.

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hw is insane, gets of topic a lot

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didnt learn anything xept that Oxygen=16

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The homework policy is ridiculous but once you get use to it the class is fun!! Its A LOT of work!!!!

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Very nice guy...but his teaching is ineffective...doesn't know how to instill his knowledge into the student's minds...but a nice guy, nonetheless.

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Canyon High School is a public high school located in Canyon Country, California and part of William S. Hart Union High. Canyon High School is ranked 480 in California. Learn More