Average 4.84 based on 75 teacher ratings
John Hawes is a Social Studies teacher at Annandale High School located in Annandale, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. John Hawes' 75 teacher ratings contributes to Annandale High School's ranking of 134 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Annandale High School is 4.22 stars.
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Kind, understanding, beyond knowledgable. So thrilled to have him as my teacher. He is BRILLIANT. So sad to see you go Mr. Hawes, AHS will miss you!

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I feel so privileged to have had him as my IB Geography teacher. Mr. Hawes is incredible beyond words. What a great and brilliant human being. HIs class was the thing i looked forward to during the school day because it was full of intellectual and thought provoking discussion. I learned things that opened up my view of the world and broadened my mind. Everything in the class is very straight forward and clear.

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Absolutely brilliant man and teacher. My only regret is not taking another class of his. He may be a little strict on grading, but he is very kind and will help you raise your grade. My favorite teacher by far and a very honorable man

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I wish everyone at Annandale a chance to work with Mr. Hawes. I had a total of three classes with him, and I never stopped being in awe. He knows so much but still wants to hear from his students. If you can get him to tell stories about his past, it's endlessly fascinating. He's forever a secret agent in my mind.

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Mr.Hawes is a boss. I took his class it was simple and easy to understand. This man his infinite knowledge. Ask him anything!

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He is one of the most intelligent and nice person I have ever met. He is a great teacher, but he can be sometimes intimidating because of his vast knowledge.

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Heart of Gold. That is all. This man, really knows what he's talking about. I am completely honored to have had him teach me.

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Very wise.

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Hawes is the most intelligent person I have ever met. His class isn't easy, but if you study the power points you should be able to pass.

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Mr Hawes, there really are no words that I can string together in the 200 characters allowed that will do justice to tell you just how great Mr. Hawes is. He is the Grandmaster. That is all. -DR

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Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

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Sensei Hawes

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My hero

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greatest teacher ever

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Not easy class but best teacher I ever had

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Mr. Hawes is a little tough when it comes to grading, but he's one of the most relaxed teachers I know, and he's always willing to re-explain himself. His quizzes are easy if you memorize the notes.

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one of the most amazing and nicest teachers. His class is easy if u work all the test/quiz questions come from the review memorize the review and u'll pass. U'll learn alot and learn to be opinonated

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The name's Hawes. John Hawes. The dinosaurs looked at Mr. Hawes the wrong way. ONCE.

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Not an easy class, but he is sooo nice

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Grandmaster Hawes is one of the greatest teachers alive. He gives a LOT of homework though, and his quizzes/tests are very difficult. I flunked his class, but I learned so much from him! Amazing guy!!

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i love him. although i got a horrible grade in his class, hes still the coolest teacher ever, and he always gives you cookies.

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good teacher

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He is the best teacher in the whole world. He knows a lot. He will help you in anything plus he worked in the CIA. I recommend everyone to have him!!!!

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Fanatical Genius! Most definately a SPY!!!

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simply put... BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!

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He challenges you more than any other pre-IB teacher will. You also have to give him points for being a theater patron. He is the quintessecial 20th century reniassance man, speaks like, 7 languages (CIA training), simply put, his mind is a work of art. He gives you great preparation for IB with the IB-style paper.

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This class is definitly unique compared to any other class in this school.... I definitly learned more in his class than any other class before...... But ya I agree with the other people... Hes got to be in the CIA or something.

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Mr. Hawes is the best teacher in the world. His class is so unique and unorthodox. You don't learn through the traditional teaching...we played games (survivor, UN, terrorism), we watched movies, wrote essays for homework (which is not that bad) and debated about the newspaper in order to learn in class. The only bad thing is that his unit tests are three essays in 1hr and 30 min. Oh and homeworks are worth as much as quizzes (out of 20 points). Totally cool, best teacher I've had...

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nice teacher, but hard as crap. the dude used to work for the govt..i think the CIA or something..but yeah nice guy though..and really fun

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GRANDMASTER IS A GOD! One of the best teachers at AHS by far! I wish he was my granddad.

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Mr.Hawes is the coolest ever. He works for the CIA!

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I loved having his class even though I got a B+ when I wished I coulda had an A. It's alot of fun, just not the work.

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Not clear because of all the studdering, tests are hard as anything, sneaky, But always good food and cookies

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Good teacher, hard class, it seems to be quite fun and entertaining, unltil you find out your grade :p and evereyone thinks he was or is a spy.

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Despite the level of difficulty of this class Mr. Hawes's class has been one of the best classes I have ever taken. I wish i could take this class again.

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Mr Hawes is a spy! but the cooelst spy ever my favorite teacher i've had so far. he gives cookies also

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Pretty much the coolest guy ever. He is always so nice and actually wants to help you get a good grade.

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Hes the nicest teacher i know but hes class is super hard, but hes so cool about it i dont even care

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He's so amazing. Even if you hate government like I do he makes you love the subject. We do so many cool things in that class and learn so much. If you have a choice take the class!

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The class is exactly what I need! I love a challenge and Mr. Hawes makes the class fun!! He is very helpful and really makes me think.

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If you ain't concerned about you grade, Mr. Hawes is Great! Awesome teacher, tough grader!

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Mr. Hawes is the greatest!

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Simply put, Mr. Hawes is the best teacher i've had at AHS

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I say this with an earnetsy reinforced by every fiber of my living body: John Hawes > Every other teacher at AHS.

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mr. hawes is one of my favorites. the class requires a lot of work, but im learning so much. he is the nicest, most intelligent man alive. HE ROCKS!

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Mr. HAWES IS AWESOME!!

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mr. hawes = best teacher that you had, have, or will ever have....

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Awesome teacher! I really enjoyed the class and he always have a lot of interesting topics to present and to talk about

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Very cool guy. I'm in the class now, and it's hard as heck, but I'm learning so much. He rocks!

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coolest guy around. he was an excellent teacher... i learned a lot from him. and he made class really fun and interesting.

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Mr. Hawes, you are definitely my favorite history teacher from my four years at Annandale.You really made learning fun by bringing in current events, like9-11

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Hawes is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met in my life. He has an impressive resume involving about 30 years working for the State Department, which more than qualifies him to be a teacher of a sophomore government class. The only thing

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awesome teacher

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I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!! Hes so awesome

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Mr.Hawes is the bestest teacher you can get he makes History fun to learn and his classes are most enjoyable, while tough. -Paarth

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Quite simply the best teacher I've ever had, and possibly the smartest person I've ever met, makes the boring topic of comparative govt. fun

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John Hawes is probably far cooler than your parents. He really masks the difficulty of his class and keeps you wondering how an individual can be so cool.

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He's a really AWESOME teacher!I have him on red days and i love it! i have so much fun in that class!he's great!His class is hard, but it's so much fun!

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He's like Clint Eastwood with glasses!

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if you have him, he's an awesome teacher... he may be hard at first, but you'll get used to it! his class is sooo much fun!

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The work is challenging but he makes it fun.

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His class isnt the easiest but Mr. Hawes is the greatest teacher EVER!!! He makes white days worth coming to school.

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He is the BEEEEEST teacher. Feel yourself lucky if you have him!!!

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Super cool teacher. I'm lucky to have him

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Mr. Hawes is my heeero!!!

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I just wish he was my grandfather because he is a great teacher and person!

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Great teacher, great man!!

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Great for Debate

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i love "grandmaster hawes" !

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