Average 3.02 based on 58 teacher ratings
Karen Jones is an English teacher at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School located in Irvine, California and part of Springfield. Karen Jones' 58 teacher ratings contributes to Rancho San Joaquin Middle School's ranking of 605 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School is 4.02 stars.
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She seemed like she doesn't like teaching. We would just get work to do without really ever learning much. Her "constructive critisism" is just to do better. I feel like she doesn't want to be there half the time.

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She was great. Don't listen to all the snarky comments below, those are mainly from struggling students who needed an output for their stress. I graduated Rancho and I actually really enjoyed her class. I wasn't in GATE, just normal class. I feel as if she has her days where she needs a break, which is very understanding, think about her job. She taught me a lot and I am very thankful for her class. I hope her future students will too. Thank you Ms. Jones!

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Homework

She is 100% by the book and has the same expectation for her students she caring and compassionate Mrs. Jones has helped our son to become a better student . She always has a open line of communication with students and parents . We have nothing but nice things to say for Mrs. Jones and her teaching professionalism .

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Mostly a good teacher, but sometimes yells and doesn't let you use the bathroom. The thing I don't like about her is her grading. I do all of my homework and I have never gotten a missing assignment. But when it comes to tests, and you get a bad grade, your whole grade goes down every time :(

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She's sometimes good and sometimes bad, but still she is a decent teacher

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Mrs. Jones usually left the class to their own devices. She was often late in the mornings, and she was really backed up on our assignments. All we did in her class was watch (usually irrelevant) videos. She followed the textbook religiously for quizzes, despite the fact that there were more than a few errors in her answer key. I didn't pay attention in her class and rarely did the homework, but still managed to get an A (and I am no genius). Follow the textbook and you'll be fine. Good Luck!

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Very Lazy.... We get alot of HW. If we have a test then in the study guide, there is no questions that have to do in the study guide!! She can't even let us use the bathroom even if it is a emergency. She is mean. She's not chill with any idea. She intends things to be perfect. What I hate about the class is the GRADING. If I do my HW and complete it on time. She will be correcting it. If you get 1/5 then thats the grade on HW. Can I just get full credit for at least attempting it!?

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hasn't put the grades up yet, and sometimes never counts grades in the parent portal you can easily tell her class favorites and people who scream random comments either get kicked out or not get noticed at all, she thinks she is really good at writing, and grades very picky , her explanations are unclear and tells us to just sit down, she said my hook in my essay was boring, but her's was awful and was in monotone, she sometimes puts questions that can;t be answered on tests, history is easy

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i love mrs. jones, but sometimes she is not helpful.... but i like her more then the other teachers i have

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Had her 2 years ago. Not a very good teacher, but i was her teachers pet so she was super easy on me :)

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Decent popularity, But hard class, lot of HW.

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Mrs. Jones is kind and nice and most of the time understanding

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she is always looking for someone to scream at

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she always had something on her mind and she actually cried in front of us three times

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Hard to understand work, not fun, boring

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I really like Ms. Jones. She teaches so well. She actually teaches in a way that makes students understand. I really liked this class... She just got pretty angry easily, and only at some students. She did have favorites but overall, she was nice to everyone. I liked this class and wish I had her for two periods.

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SHE YELLS AT PEOPLE FOR NO REASON! UGH SOOO ANNOYING AND SHE ALWAYS SAYS "OH IF U DONT DO THIS UR ASKING FOR CONSEQUENCES BLAH BLAH BLAH"

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Clarity

REALLY easy. She's a bit odd though. She always likes period 5-6 much more than 1-2. Oh, and each year she has this weird break down towards the end of the year. I guess she's a pretty good teacher though. I mean, it's hard to make normal humanities hard so I guess it's appropriatly easy:.

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i was in her 1-2 periods, god she sucks. nothing is clear and shes really unfair. "Mrs. Jones can i go to the bathroom?" "NO SIT DOWN"

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dude this class is okay she eats all the time in her class and we just watch movies and nothing else and wow she does nothing in class

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boring in her class u feel u wanna sleep im in her 5th and 6th periods

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I think that she is SO NOT NICE AT ALL 2 ANYONE (unless ur a teacher pet) lol

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I had her for summer school and she is okay! She does not really form a link with students and does not crack any jokes!

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msjones is the asesomest advisement teacher ever we just watch tv

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I had her last year and she was great. Although work is plenty, she is an exceptional teacher. It particularly helped me in improving my weaknesses. That is what a good teacher should look like.

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i dont know about you, but i hope you are a good teacher because im going to give you a good grade

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i had her last year shes ok the power points are terrible and there not helpfull

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A very nice and kind person. Gives challenging work. Makes learning more fun.

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she is odd. yeah she does make you do a lot of crud like powerpoints. you can just copy of your friends powerpoint and pass notes. she won't notice if you pass notes if you are far far away. But if she likes you she is really nice and sweet. If she doesn't like you she is EVIL but she liked me so whatever and her class was an easy A for me but not for others.... she also has a big tatoo on her back

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Jones?Well she makes u do sooo many power points!She's like obsessed with them.She is nice when she wants to be.She does sit at her desk alot. when she doesnt want to do anything she makes you write essays.And sometimes when she is happy she lets u watch movies.that the good part.she is sort of ok SORT OF.

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She is really lazy. She sits at her desk all day and makes popcorn and knits in class. She doens't give out a lot of homework compared to all the other teachers. If she hates you she will make you write paragraphs.

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the worst

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a nice teacher.

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Very difficult to communicate with. Her response is always "it's on the web site". Seems to be detached from students. Much homework.School has one good humanities teacher-gee.Jones is not worst.

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she gives to much homework and has no social skills she also dosn't give you a second chance

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hehe lets you eat :] very moody. your whole grade in the class is pretty much based on your work habits. you wont learn much. dont do your homework and youll get a D. trust me ive been there. not fun

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I learned absouloutly nothing! all she does is sit at her computer and eat food and work on her computer!

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she is boring and she gives us way to much homework!

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My daughter had her last year and Jones just went through the motions. Didn't teach, just handed out outlines. Little homework. Asked her to help my daughter (who ended up with an IEP)-she refused.

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she is a good teacher...she can be very stressed sometimes so if you don't do your work when she's in a bad mood....then watch out.....but all in all she pretty cool

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Very nice, gives easy outlines, not very much homework at all, lets you eat in class!

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well i had her for 7th grade... and she didnt teach me anything. she would go up in front of the class and start crying almost. o wow she is horrible!

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The class didn't really help my writing. Writing an essay on "the viability of pre-columbian cultures" taught me nothing. Mostly the class was busy work.

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