Average 3.59 based on 17 teacher ratings
Jim Heckendorn is a retired Social Studies teacher at Piedmont Hills High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Jim Heckendorn's 17 teacher ratings contributes to Piedmont Hills High School's ranking of 1,198 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Piedmont Hills High School is 4.03 stars.
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He makes a lot of jokes that arent funny after the first week. Very boring, lots of homework, hard tests.

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I like and enjoy his class a lot. I have a lot of fun in there. He inspires me to want to be a lawyer =) I like his jokes because it helps the class to stay awake most of them time. He's pretty cool.

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Had Heckendorn for drivers ed./health back in 1991. He let us watch cool movies.

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Boring class; heavy bias to a few students in class; truly a waste of time; thinks comparing our test scores to monkeys is cool

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I very much dislike his class. He does not respect students, cannot imagine that some people might WANT to learn something from class, and frequently compares us to monkeys.

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Mr. Heckendorn is awesome! He's hilarious. Assigns hw practically every night...but if you actually do it...then you know the answers to tests. Actually makes history interesting.

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Mr. Heckendorn is really funny for a teacher. His tests do weigh heavily, but studying isn't that hard for his class. One of my favorite classes

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I don't think it's fair for tests to occupy so much of the grade because some people don't do well on tests.

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I strongly dislike the way he teaches, he doesnt define and goes off topic BIG TIME!.

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I like how he tells stories that relate to what we are studying. Tests are worth a lot, so study for them and u will be fine.

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I dislike this teacher a lot. He cannot teach History or any other subject. It angers me how he doesn't even take the effort to get to know us and our names.

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Cool guy, and i like his class, although it does drag sometimes being as he repeats the same stories a lot. Kind of easy as long as you do the work yet you stil

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Mr. Heckendorn is awesome. He jokes around a lot, but is very strict about talking during work time. Gov't/econ is the only class I look forward to going to.

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mr. heck is cool, very clear. he's a good teacher, but he makes fun of people's grades frequently, which isn't very nice.

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Great man.

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this guy is the best. me and my friend gave him a toilet seat as a gift when we graduated.

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Mr. Heck is the best teacher left at Piedmont!! I love that funny guy, he's a character =)

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Piedmont Hills High School is a public high school located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Piedmont Hills High School is ranked 1,198 in California. Learn More