Average 4.74 based on 83 teacher ratings
Edmund Sutro is a Social Studies teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Edmund Sutro's 83 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,216 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.15 stars.
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Dr. Sutro was simply an inspiration! Attending his Psychology class had been the highlight of my year at Arcadia HS, and he had been the one to foster my interest in Psychology as a major. Dr. Sutro had always treated us as an young adult instead of a high school kid and gave us the opportunity to learn through our own willingness (which I believe prepared for us college lectures). It's a shame I can't drop by to say thanks!

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I absolutely LOVED Dr. Sutro and his class!

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Oh dear. Class of 1973 (nineteen hundred seventy three) hahahahaha I was there when the old man was a young man!! The best teacher of all time!! I hope to see the old man someday!!

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AHS LEGEND. Being in a Sutro class is an Apache rite of passage, and if you get a good grade, instant respect. His class isn't easy, but its clear that he truly cares for his students and wants to see them succeed. A teacher!! Sad to see him go.

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Probably the best teacher I've had. His class mirrors a college course. As long as you pay attention to his lectures and take good notes, you should be fine. He often lectures from texts not the textbook provided for the class. It is obvious that he cares about his students and preparing them for college.

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Arguable the best teacher at AHS. Legendary around campus and those who have anything negative to say about him simply did not care enough to try in his class. Try to learn, stay awake, and he will reward you with his knowledge and charisma. Absolutely love the man.

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He is truly a legend and definitely the best teacher I've ever had.

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When I didn't get into AP US History in 11th grade, I was pretty disappointed and reluctantly entered into Honors US History. From the moment I stepped into Dr. Sutro's class, my world was literally changed forever; even 13 years later, I remember his quirky mannerisms, love for USC, and ability to make the most banal and dull aspects of history come alive. He invests so much of himself into his students and I am forever grateful to him for his dedication and profound impact on my life.Thanks!

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sutro is a nice guy, his test are really ahrd, i love when he gives us oreos ..........................................................................................................................................

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A LEGEND.

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Epicly funny

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SOOOOO FUNNY

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I LOVE DOCTOR SUTRO! He is hilarious and awesome and really knows how to teach. I will remember him forever.

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greatness.

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nicest teacher ever

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GREATEST TEACHER AT AHS. This guy is a legend. You should not go through your career at AHS with having this guy as a teacher. I personally feel that if he were our principal, AHS would be the greatest school in California! He has so much passion for excellece and pride for our school. We love you Dr. Sutro!!

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i saw him today when he came into Barbour's class ad gave her a cookie, and i was blown away by how amazing this guy is, and all he said was " this cookie is the original recipe of James Garfield's wife" i don't know what happened, but he has charisma

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Interesting and sophisticated teacher. Dresses in professional attire and will make the class entertaining. Do not try to sleep in his class or he will take out his hammer and smack the table.

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Greatest teacher to live period. Except he likes sc

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Excellent educator. I really appreciate the fact that he runs his class like a college course-- it really tests your study skills. Also, he's very intellectual and sophisticated-- he even dresses professionally (unlike most teachers), which to me, means that he deserves even more respect. You can tell he really enoys his job and doesn't wake up in the morning complaining about going to work. Great guy! Btw, GO SC!

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The best teacher I've ever had. He's one of the rare teachers that teach because they like to and he really knows his subject. He's absolutely inspiring and knows how to captivate your attention.=)

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truly an amazing teacher, freaking hilarious, but one bad comment and he'll rip you to shreds.

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He's brilliant, insightful, entertaining and sophisticated. One of those teachers you can't help but respect and admire.

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he is such a great teacher. hell make you love history even if you hate it. He's hilarious .

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One of the most dedicated teacher out there. He values education a lot. Simply a great teacher to have!

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awesomeist US history teacher ever. I really like when he shoots at the band with his revolutionary war era musket. Funny guy, but don't mention UCLA.

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One of the greatest educators on the planet

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One of the coolest people EVER.

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Have him for psychology, and he's amazing. With such a monotone voice, you'd think he'd put you to sleep, but he doesn't. A great teacher; he really knows his stuff, and I feel that he geniunely cares for his students

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i was in asb with him. and he was just the wisest. he is my yoda

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One of the best US history teachers at AHS. He even spends a LOT of times over the weekends to decorate his room so the students can get a feeling of the era they are learning.

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By far the most talented tchr I had at PHS or college & grad school! No one else prepared me so well for college OR life. No touchy feelies, just hard-core academics.

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He makes American History really interesting. He's got tons of cool historical artifacts and all kinds of authentic newspapers and posters and magazines. he is the best!

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He is the best teacher ever!!

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he is the best teacher ever. if you get to have him for history, you are REALLy lucky :) he is hilarious and creative, the best history teache ever!!!

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most likely the best teacher ive ever had. food in class, hilarious AND informational lectures, and a teacher-student relationship all too rare nowadays. hard but fun

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It's been 12 years since I last sat in his classroom. It's quite refreshing to see the positive impact he's made along the way. He may be challenging, but worth your attention.

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one word...awesome

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he is the bestest teacher ever. Everyday, i look forward to his new tricks to make the supposedly boring history interesting. however, he is very very difficult.

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He is, by far, one of the best teacher I've ever had. I plan on becoming a History / Psychology major because of him :P Probably the only class I look forward to everyday.

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gotta love this guy...awesome teacher with an awesome sense of humor. REALLY HARD class but still gotta love him.

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One of the defining classes of high school and by far the most educational and enjoyable (close to 10 years later, its the only one I remember w/ any clarity).

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I can honestly say that Dr. Sutro has inspired my life! Awesome person but beware of the HAMMER!

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Best teacher I ever had in my life.

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He's so cool and funny!

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Great teacher who gives the athletes a hard time, but in a joking way. Great guy!! "FORGET NOT YOUR NAME!"

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the BEST teacher of all time. one of the few who actually knows what they are teaching. Great teacher, great person, scary at first, then AWESOME and funny

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good style of teaching but very hard tests. funny calss and u actually look forward to going. dont mess wit usc tho...

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love this guy :D explains everything, maybe too much but you can't fail if you listen

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This guy's hillarious! His little treats are worth enduring the boring lectures....Just don't fall asleep during class

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i love his style of teaching. it's educational and fun at the same time. it can be kind of hard at times, but for the most part i'd just say it's challenging.

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Great teacher, but hard.

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Sutro is a very popular teacher! GREAT PERSON AND TEACHER!

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You were the greatest teacher EVER at Pasadena High. Now it sounds like the legend continues at Arcadia High. Well Done!

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we need more teachers like sutro..he actually cares about his student...unlike most of the rest of the teachers in ahs

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best ASB advisor one can ever ask for. GO SUTRO! you RoXXors =) senator prideee ;]

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A history loving friend

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Wow1 is right, best class ever

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Wow! You will actually live history

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scary at first, but is hilarious and cool

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One of the best teachers in Arcadia

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Omg what a crazy teacher

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SO MUCH WORK, LECTURES, and MEMORIZING

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that hammer of his disturbs me

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He is the best teacher ever!!

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best history teacher in the world. i never regretted taking his class.

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He is so awesome and very entertaining!!!

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extra paper resides on the front table for the inspired

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he's best and funnest teacher on campus; you'll regret not taking his class

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Forget NOT your name!

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lots of antiques... unclear on papers

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very COOL teacher =)

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Good, but hard

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Best teacher on campus

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GOD he is hard

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he is a very cool teacher

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Best class and teacher I have! USC and Oreos RULE!!!

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He is kool and Konws how 2 explaine stuff!!

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the best teacher ever! usc!!!

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right about 1 thing... this is an HONORS course.. very CHALLENGING!!

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believe me, he's so cooooolllll!!!!!!!!

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Very difficult class to get an A in, but Sutro makes it fun

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totally awesome...one of my favorite teachers...screw AP and take his class!!

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