Average 4.78 based on 60 teacher ratings
Jim Smiley is a History teacher at Crescenta Valley High School located in La Crescenta, California and part of Glendale Unified School District. Jim Smiley's 60 teacher ratings contributes to Crescenta Valley High School's ranking of 1,113 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Crescenta Valley High School is 4.19 stars.
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amazing tescher

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One of the best, my personal favorite, long live The Father of History!

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Smiley saved me this year. I'm dealing with way too much trying to survive school and without him I couldn't do it. His door is always open before school, at snack, at lunch, and after school. He always makes time to listen to me. I've heard about how he cares about us as individuals but I never knew how true it is. He thinks about us differently than other adults. Very differently. He's like that smart uncle who knows just the right things to say to make you feel better every time.

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Mr.Smiley is one of the best teachers at CV. You can see that he has a passion for what he teaches and you learn more then just history in his class. You learn to be a respectful kind person. Mr.Smiley literally cares for each and everyone of his students and will go out of his way to give you whatever you need as long as you are a good student and you follow his simple directions. Always make sure to do all of your work in his class, never miss any assignements and you will be golden.

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I love Mr. Smiley. I look forward to his class every single day. Amazing person and an outstanding teacher.

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Every single day Mr. Smiley makes class fun and interesting. It's the one class I have this year that I look forward to going to. He is always positive and always caring. He give me water when I'm thirsty.

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Hahaha, the last review doesn't match all the others. That's because whoever wrote it hasn't taken Smiley. Hahaha. Its probably a teacher! Smiley is the best. Anyone who's spent a day in pysch or soc knows it. Take this guy if you get a chance!!!

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He is an amazing teacher--probably the best teacher you will ever have. Very caring and thoughtful. He really knows how to teach, and put a smile on the face of his students and peers. All around great guy. You're the best Mr. Smiley! :)

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An amazing teacher overall! He really cares for his students and his lessons are enjoyable.

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An amazing teacher overall! He really cares for his students and his lessons are enjoyable.

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An amazing teacher overall! He really cares for his students and his lessons are enjoyable.

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Mr Smiles is good at everything. Someday you should sit and talk with him. He makes me feel better by saying hello when I walk into the class. What is it about this guy? You feel like you've known him forever.

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If you get him you will understand why he wins best teacher or w.e. every year. Very nice and understandable. Never yells unless you do something that REALLY bothers him. I do not know one person who

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There's a reason he always wins teacher of the year. There's no one else like him. Hes the best.

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He's like my dad except Mr. Smiley cares more. Everyone should have the chance to take this class.

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he's a great person, i just don't think he's a great teacher. he's always off topic, and the only things he talks about are his sons, wife, and malaysia lol.. but he's a great person, really nice!

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Let's put it this way. He loves what he does, he's got a passion for teaching and is a caring and understandable guy. Don't be "That guy" in class though, he'll rip you a new one.

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Hes a very caring teacher and his lectures are very interesting. he has a way of making u feel important so u dont feel like an outsider in class. if ur struggling, he wont give up on u. go smiley!

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i love mr smiley, he seriously is the best teacher at cv. he teaches with such enthsiasum and i have great respect for him. thanks for making sociollogy and psycology so fun smiles! your the man!

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the things you hear about smiley are so true. he's the best! keep smiling smiey!!

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One of the few teachers who gives class full attention. Always there for us. We need more Smileys (:

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he acts like he cares but its all an act. He bad mouths other teachers which is really weird.

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I think that he is a great teacher. he is my favorite teacher. he makes the class very fun. he is awesome.

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Makes you feel like you're the only one in the room. The most real person I've ever met. I learned more in his class than any other. We should psychoanalyze this guy and find out what's going on.

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one of the best teachers and he's very funny. you learn so much in his class

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I learned more about how to treat people from him than from anyone else. He teaches life. I want to make sure my brother has him. I wish they all cared that much.

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God, he's just... the greatest man ever. He cares. I've never met a teacher as amazing as him. You WILL remember him the rest of your life.

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Everything good you hear about him is true. No other teacher cares that much. You leave his class feeling as a person. The best!! I wish he knew it because he could be better on his self-image.

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Best teacher in CV. He is truly a role model, an incredible teacher, and an all-around nice guy.

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Best teacher ever! I actually stay looked forward to his class and his lectures don't bore you to death. He actually cares about his students. Lovee ya Mr Smiley!!!

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I think that he is an incredible teacher, my absolute favorite. But if he'd only care more about his individual students. He puts on an image of him caring for everyone, but he doesn't carry it out.

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really fun teacher

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You learn in his class. It feels like it's just fun, but in the end he really makes you think. The bad thing about him is he cares too much and lets things that aren't his fault get to him. No one at CV cares like he does.

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His classes are so thought provoking even though there's not much written work. His lectures are actually fun to listen to. And he's really funny and the students can relate to him well.

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very easy...very helpful....very clear...good teacer...wont get better than this

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You can't not like Mr. Smiley. Make sure to ask him if he pulled any pranks when he was a teenager. I can't count the number of times we left his classroom gasping for breath because we were laughing so hard.

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very nice teacher. he always treats us out to pizza whenever we do well on a test. how cool is heeee

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You are lucky if you have him as your teacher.

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he's a great teacher and makes history a little not boring

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Most chill teacher ever!! such a good

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Hes the best teacher at CV cuz he's not only a teacher he's also your friend n he looks out for you...he sometimes makes you cry (Angineh n Alina in 2001)when you push him too far

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best guy ever! i love this man!!! :)

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His last name says it all....hes always willing to be happy and start off fresh...hes easy and teaches in a way that students can relate to!!! hes the best!!!!

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you are the best teacher i have ever had!!!

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he's such an understanding teacher.. coach, teacher, so good to his family..

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history wouldnt be the same without him

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freshman year guidance wouldn't have been the same without him. =)

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the bomb? he should be bombed !!!! those who cant coach ,teach?!!!! overall good guy !!!!?

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SMILEZ!! super nice, funny, great personality. Work is very easy(may or may not be a good thing) but he gets the job done. his pranks are the besssttt!

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NICE TEACHER ,LIKE WHEN HE MAKES FUN OF COACH EB,ALTHOUGH HE COULD NEVER BE LIKE HIM

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this guy has been my best teacher of all time!

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he is a great teacher, you learn without busy work, and he is really nice! He is my favorite teacher.

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He was very nice to me, but I never knew why... cause I didn't have great grades or anything. He was a very cool teacher.

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helps ya

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He was an awesome coach, and hes an even better history teacher. Everyone should have the blessing of having him as a teacher at least once.

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very helpful and such a great teacher!!

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He's a nice guy, though sometimes moody, and well, when he's mean, he IS mean...Generally he's pretty cool, average guy....LOVES HIS FAMILY....tells us that a lot! his classes have a tendency to branch off into off-topic issues, i still like the guy!

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Mr. smiley is the best out of all teachers in cv.. his very helpful to every students wheather their in his class or not... his very easy to talk to and,, he tries very hard to help everybody... well smiley thank you and keep up the good work!!!

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Mr. Smiley was my favorite History teacher, although he was a good coach, I hear.

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