Garfield High School

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Average 4.12 based on 1,127 teacher ratings
Garfield High School is a public high school located in Seattle, Washington and part of Seattle Public Schools. Garfield High School is ranked 181 in Washington. Learn More
400 23rd Ave Seattle WA 98122

Kris McBride

Department Math
6 ratings
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She can get really rude at times and is extremely crabby.
15 ratings
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Once said that in an assembly that all students should go to church, despite the fact that there are kids of all...
13 ratings
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lol mrs. Brierly is so funny, I can't tell if it's intentional or not, take the class you will see what i mean. I...
21 ratings
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Been doing this for too long. Walks through class material on autopilot. Only breaks from the monotony to talk down...
8 ratings
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Very good teacher! Knows his stuff. Also a really fun and interesting person to get to know, and a very enjoyable...
42 ratings
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Spang is really knowledgeable about oceanography and he helped me remember why I love science so much. His class is...

Taryn Stermer

Department English
Former Teacher
8 ratings
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Ideal in every respect, and should not be hounded by so-called "justice" for her extracurricular philanthropic work.

Joseph Swarner

Department History
Former Teacher
11 ratings
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It's fun. And you actually learn something. Great teacher.
9 ratings
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Ms. Hungate-Hawk is my favorite teacher at Garfield. She's polite and honest and friendly and so nice. Her class...

Elissa Farmer

Department Math
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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Loved AP STAT's with her

Marcus Tsutakawa

Department Music
Former Teacher
20 ratings
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I love Tsut, he is such a great teacher with his passion for music. He may get off topic at the most random times...

Jeff Nomura

Department Math
26 ratings
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He is a chill person. However, he needs to spend more time explaining.
17 ratings
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Ms. Antoncich teaches my Japanese 1 class and I have learned absolutely nothing compared to my Japanese class in...

Peter Ross

Department Substitute Teacher
Former Teacher
6 ratings
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Peter is a living legend. He is the best sub you will ever had. I learned so much about him as a person including...

Marcus Pimpleton

Department Band
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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hes ok. one of the best teachers at my school.

Hersh Mandelman

Department History
Former Teacher
38 ratings
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He's probably the best teacher I've ever had, and he cares about all his students so much. Great guy.

Amber Jenkins

Department English
Former Teacher
7 ratings
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Amber is an amazing young lady. She taught, counseled and cared for my daughter throughout her four years at GHS....

Karen Gunn

Department Not Specified
Former Teacher
7 ratings
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Ms. Gunn really cares about her students and always helps in detail when you ask her a question. She also goes on...
4 ratings
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I had Ms. Manuel and she was kind to me and my group, if your participate, do your work and respect her then she'll...

Miguel Castro

Department Principal
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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012 <3 09 DSCHOOL ROCKED
11 ratings
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Twenty years later, I remember Ms. Thompson as a teacher that focused on what is important-- thinking and how to use...

Renee Agatsuma

Department Biology
Former Teacher
10 ratings
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At Garfield High school she was one of the best teachers I had. You learn a lot and the labs sometimes are hard to...
17 ratings
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Now that Ms. Rubstello is at roosevelt and teaches regular biology (AP isn't an option) she is very easy but I'm...

Sonya Scharf

Department English
Former Teacher
13 ratings
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Very easy class. Lovely woman.

Jennifer Judge

Department Languages
Former Teacher
15 ratings
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Best class I've ever taken. Wonderful teacher.

Wendy O'sullivan

Department History
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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I think Ms. O'Sullivan is great! We miss her at Garfield!!

Yvonne Dowell

Department Physical Education
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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With all the complaints its under stable how she can be deemed a bully when she kind of was, but as a student who got...

Steve Miranda

Department Journalism
Former Teacher
24 ratings
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Great guy! Very nice, very funny, and learned a lot of life lessons from him. He teaches in a way that is very...
12 ratings
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Ms. Savoie's class is old school in all the right ways. On the first day of school you are given a sheet with all of...

Tia Fields

Department English
Former Teacher
2 ratings
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Honestly I like her but she is clearly biased. Can't hide her opinions, rolls her eyes at questions
13 ratings
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Wish I could go back to high school again and take a class with Ms. Gomez! Incredibly smart and caring. Difficult,...

David Arms

Department Math
Former Teacher
17 ratings
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Arms arms arms! He is the nicest teacher I've ever had and I consider him a good friend.

Sam Labi

Department Counselor
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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Became a us history teacher. Horrible teacher. Assigns useless assignments, confusing lectures, contradicts...

Daniel Docter

Department History
Former Teacher
11 ratings
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Mr. Docter is an outstanding teacher. I really learned a lot in his class. He`s very creative and interesting. I wish...
16 ratings
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He is definitely the best teacher I have ever had. He cares about every single one of his students. He teaches very...
9 ratings
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Ms. Johnston is a super nice teacher and jokes around occasionally. She is constantly looking to improve her class...

Zach Shaw

Department Science
15 ratings
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Having Shaw for AP Chem was really amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable and organized, and he explains things...

Daniel Bauer

Department History
Former Teacher
12 ratings
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Bauer is probably the nicest teacher at GHS. His classes are usually super easy and kind of leave you feeling a bit...
25 ratings
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Best science teacher ever! Super friendly and nice, and explains everything very clearly. His class and the exams...

Rachel Suits

Department Biology
Former Teacher
1 rating
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Ms. Suits is really interesting. She sort of talks in a loud voice ALL THE TIME but it's easy to get used to. I think...
6 ratings
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Personally shes tries to be funny but is unfortunately not likes rap so she place it for the class and i hate rap...

Heather McCreery

Department Math
Former Teacher
8 ratings
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How can you not spell love without McCreery? Such a great math teacher by far.
12 ratings
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really knows his stuff and is a great presence to be around. sometimes he can be harsh to a student that is on their...

Sylvia Hahn

Department Health
Former Teacher
2 ratings
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Probably my favorite class of all high school or middle school so far. Yeah, she has a bad temper, but she really...
8 ratings
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A living legend and piece of Seattle history.
12 ratings
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AMAZING teacher. Really cares about the mental and physical health of his students. He goes above and beyond PE/WT...

Adam Gish

Department English
13 ratings
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Whenever you're in Mr. Gish's class you feel like you're in the presence of a knowledgeable god who knows everything...
17 ratings
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Ms. Burton has made GHS feel like home and I appreciate her love for her students and her passion for her work! We...
7 ratings
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Mr. Courtney is definitely the most knowledgeable out of the counselors at Garfield. He definitely knows his stuff...

Eric Heye

Department Math
7 ratings
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He's a great teacher so far! He understands everyone learns at a different pace and give the resources for a...
2 ratings
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best teacher i had all year. 4 peple who didnt understand her class u dumb
18 ratings
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Lovre is easily the best language arts teacher I have ever had, and the research project, while hard, was very fun.

Drew O'connell

Department Science/Math
Former Teacher
2 ratings
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fav teacher EVARR wish she never left :( she was absolutely the best math teacher i've ever had

Alan Kahn

Department English
12 ratings
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I had Kahn for World Lit and it was such a fun class. He really is open to different world views and allows random...
8 ratings
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She is one of the best teachers you have at Garfield High School. She explains very good and if you don't understand...

Tony Sodano

Department Band
10 ratings
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kicked me out of band for being on my phone one day out of the blue, without any previous issues even though kids...

Faith McCluskey

Department Math
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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I have two classes with her at 9th grade, she explain it well enough. And I remember eating lunch and playing connect...
17 ratings
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Mr. Knapton is a great teacher! if you ever end up taking one of his classes always ask questions, he's really good...

Paula Rippe

Department Languages
Former Teacher
6 ratings
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Best french teacher ever

Mary Lee

Department Math
Former Teacher
2 ratings
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She has a 4 day late policy so its easy to get an A but she makes many mistakes when she teaches and the students end...

Melissa Knudsen

Department Languages
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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great teacher, she never makes a student feel stupid and takes the time to help you understand
8 ratings
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Ms. Griffin is the best math teacher I have ever had! I hated math before I went to her class, and then she made it...
6 ratings
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He gives out very hard tests. You better copy everything in the packets he gives you, cuz he'll test you on even the...

Darby Haskins

Department Physical Education
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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he makes us work but, yet its fun. Health was hella bomb :) Sadly he left us...
7 ratings
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I've never seen a teacher with such a lack of respect for her students. In grading, she often just looks at the name...
7 ratings
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she often has difficult class environments to deal with and she definitely needs to watch what she says and how her...
15 ratings
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My favorite history teacher and probably overall teacher ever. He is so genuine, funny, and cares soo much about his...
10 ratings
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Never had a better computer science teacher!

Mary Cohan

Department Math
9 ratings
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The best part of her class is how she gets out of the way and allows students to learn at their own pace. She...
3 ratings
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I had Mr. Fell in my senior year and to be completely honestly his extremely sweet and nice and if you listen and...

Sophia Levevich

Department History
Former Teacher
1 rating
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Ms Lelevich is really nice
5 ratings
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Charity knows a lot about history and does a good job of presenting his knowledge. He requires you to read about 10...
17 ratings
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Best teacher I've had.

Alyssa Incorvaia

Department Visual Arts
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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Very knowledgeable and helpful.
4 ratings
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Great person and teacher. Funny, entertaining, and keeps everyone engaged. If you have a problem his is always around...
1 rating
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He's an ok teacher

Jessie Purcell

Department Physical Education
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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had her for 2 years and she's honestly really underrated. really cares about her students even if she may come off as...
4 ratings
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Ms. Otterby is one of my favorite teachers. She made her expectations very clear and has had a lot of experience...
9 ratings
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An extremely underrated teacher. If you have Ms. Pibida, be glad that you have a teacher who actually knows the...
3 ratings
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Amazing teacher - energetic, cares about students and the material. Very willing to give help and is willing to work...

Ti Dinh

Department Math
1 rating
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Dinh is a fantastic teacher. she is always willing to stay after school or help out with students. not only is she an...
5 ratings
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EASY A, JUST LISTEN
7 ratings
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I loved Ms. Jones' class. Yes, she was disorganized but she really knew what she was talking about and was always...

Angela Peck

Department English
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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Loved her! One of the very few teachers that I connected with during all of my time at Garfield.
6 ratings
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intro and beginning cs class is really boring but mr bergquist is very smart and im sure his ap class is much more...
2 ratings
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A man dedicated enough to go to jail to support education must be a good teacher. He is well-informed, very...
5 ratings
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Ms. Harris is very sweet, and very flexible when it comes to work/projects/homework but I will say is some students...

Benjamin Lidgus

Department Physics
Former Teacher
1 rating
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A reasonable teacher; a really wonderful person.
4 ratings
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Mrs Eels is the best! There really wasn't much work and even big month long assignments can be completed in one...

Verleeta Wooten

Department History
Former Teacher
1 rating
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She assigns schoolwork without instruction, homework is busywork at best. I would not recommend Ms. Wooten to anyone.

Cinthea Nkeze

Department French
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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funny but intimidating. once you get to know her, she's not that scary. pretty nice actually.
6 ratings
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Amazing teacher if scary at times. Latin is hard and he has high expectations. Study, learn the language, and you'll...

Leanne Hust

Department Counselor
Former Teacher
0 ratings

Tana Yates

Department Math
5 ratings
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Shes by far the worst teacher ever. I do not understand a thing she says, and thats most her class but she fails to...

Max Maliska

Department Science
Former Teacher
2 ratings
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My experience with Max Maliska? Well, he's a decently likable guy. Isn't too familiar with everything marine, but...

Michael Berkenwald

Department History
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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He is a great guy, very easy to get along with. However he is not the best teacher, he has confusing assignments and...

Victoria Dryden

Department English
Former Teacher
3 ratings
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I do like her class and her as a person, but I do think she displays favoritism and it becomes quite obvious.
3 ratings
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helps me find books. awesome, sweet lady

Richard Boyes

Department Math
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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Nice guy to a fault, understands the Material and is more than willing to give you help any time. Doesn't force you...
5 ratings
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Best teacher I have ever had.
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