Average 3.55 based on 46 teacher ratings
James O'Brien is an English teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. James O'Brien's 46 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,195 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.15 stars.
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Had him for sophomore PE class, he's a teach that comes to class each day with bad jokes, but we are fine with listening to it, u will enjoy his class.

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Great teacher. Really funny. I just hate running....

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He's helped me so much. I don't know how I could have possibly become the person I am today without him.

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O'Brien is one of the best teacher in AHS he helped me so much those people that dislike him beacuse they are lazy and hate running!

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O'Brien is one of the best teacher in AHS he helped me so much those people that dislike him beacuse they are lazy and hate running!

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O'Brien is one of the best teacher in AHS he helped me so much those people that dislike him beacuse they are lazy and hate running!

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terrible... and pretty much unfair to his students

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Uncle Rico is ok, he just make you run so much. I got a good grade in his class though so I shouldn't complain so much.

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James O'Brien is among the best teachers I have ever had and I am now and English teacher at the college level thanks to his influence.

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Mr. O'Brien makes sure that everyone pass his class.

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"Unfair."

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VERY EASY. He lets you study for the vocab tests for 15 min, so don't worry. He REPEATS a lot and is BORING. He does lil' dancing moves while talking. annoying

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i hated o´brien more than any other teacher at ahs.

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Don't bother taking any class he teaches. You'll just end up cynical and bitter.

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EASY TEACHER!!!

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Boring!!!...always calls his students "people" and repeats the same stuff all the time!

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Man, this guy... -_- he does the same thing every day. Hardly gives homework, does nothing in class. Reacts poorly to people he doesn't like.

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this teacher is the worst english teacher you can get, he does the same thing everyday and makes you do stuff kindergardeners do

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his writing notes are a total waste of time.they taught me nothing and they are pointless.easy teacher. learned nothing and boring class.

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he is alright i guess...

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All work in this class is subjective...if he doesnt like u he will tend to grade u lower than u deserve..likes to dance in front of you

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HORRIBLE journalism teacher. Learned nothing. Condescending, manipulative, spiteful, and has no sense of journalism skills. Doesnt teach, but orders students around and doesnt give them any sense of creativity. Thus, the Pow Wow is a horrible newspape

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kinda wierd....er....but nice (=

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he kinda gets on my nerves cause hes really not a great teacher- boring but eas

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i hate this guy! he's boring and he's too repetitive!

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only had him 2 weeks... not enuff time on hw... makes us read for most of class

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pretty easy in journalism ova summa, nice, but hearing some bad rumors.

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dude hes slowly decomposing..seriously messed up. ugh u dun wanna have him

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biased towards certain students

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Pass with flying colors!!!!!!!

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gives the same example...over...and over

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ok easy A as long as you do your homework.

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messed up grading system but nice

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OMG...i've never had a teacher like OB, and i don't mean that in a good way

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Too easy, did not prepare me for later English classes. Dances when he talks.

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awesome guy, he wrote 3 test questions with my and my friends names in them!!!

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He dances when he talks, weird gur

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Man he is easy!

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i think he is nice

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He is sooo easy!! But allow absoultly no talking in class!

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Never discusses anything, makes you be silent & do busy work. AVOID HIM!

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Bad teaching skills and bad people skills...do what you can to avoid having him

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oh my gosh... 1 year is enough

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i cant ever hear his monotonisouly soft voice

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unpredictable with what he does... does not teach... just makes u do work

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Though not quite popular with students, he is nevertheless very easy.

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