Average 2.9 based on 92 teacher ratings
Karl Morton is a Music teacher at Foothills Middle School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Karl Morton's 92 teacher ratings contributes to Foothills Middle School's ranking of 975 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Foothills Middle School is 4.27 stars.
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Mr. Morton where will i start, for starters he gets triggered at the smallest thing. He gets overly buthurt over people not being able to keep your ranks straight. He doses not know how to teach music most of the band can't play the music he gives us because he does not know how to teach music. He seriously needs some milk

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He makes me want to kill myself. He gets triggered when i try to move away. His anger management classes aren't helping, and he acts like a kindergardener

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my savior

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no he is such a mean techer. he always picks the girl to be section leader only because she behaves well not becuase she play well. He gets mad for the stupidest reasons of all time. also we sing the pledge of the alligence before the announcments, that makes no sense cus we still have to wait for the anouncements to say them. NO ONE LIKES HIM

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nice, almost too nice....which is sort of bad. he has a son who plays soccer,so he always relates stuff to soccer..not very exciting. he's very enthusiastic, but sometimes about the wrong thing. but h

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he'a ok, but he needs to take time to teach new players (like i was [trumpet]) and help us out when we need it. im pretty glad im in high school now...

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He does try his best to teach 500 students but he isnt that successful. He needs to actually stop and take the time to help the new players and not just expect them to practice without any knowledge o

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HAHAHA what can I say except: come on man, what are you doing here?

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awesome music teacher!!! he made music class fun and educational

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He's a great person, there's no denying that. however I have to question his teaching ability and his decision making. He can be too soft sometimes and when he does get mad it's for some petty reason

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not good at all

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HE IS COOL

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He's nice and all that...but he needs to see those out there that take advantage of him. He doesn't challenge us and uses old music. Finally, he needs to learn to control his tempers...he mood swings!

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He is a great teacher! People hate him because people fool around and he gets mad. Just get on His nice side and you'll be fine!

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dislike button D: he reuses music every year and can't teach for shiiii.

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NICE!!!!! but every1 hates him... he tries to act really cool to impess his tudents, but every1 hates him. they lie to him and take advantage of his niceness. i think ppl should give him a chance...

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He is so nice!

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hes not that bad except evry1 hates him and he makes jokes that he thinks is funny but r really lame LOL FREAKIN SPAM TIMELOL FREAKIN SPAM TIMELOL FREAKIN SPAM TIMELOL FREAKIN SPAM TIMELOL FREAKIN SPA

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He's too easy going. Doesn't know what the word discipline means. He holds all of his anger in tehn shoots it out on one kid that doesn't even do anything. :(

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Too easy.

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Mr. Morton is sooo nice. It is really easy to be his favorite. Just come early to band, even before him and be exellent in your instrument! he is kinda akward when alone with a student.

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he plays favorites and is pretty.... unintelligent, when he gives u detention, he's smiling, pretty creppy guy if you ask me.

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Pretty good teacher but usually lets 8th graders and drum major (if in H. Band) take control when not available. Finally new music this year...not old stuff. Would like it to be more serious though.

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Nice band director, bit on the loose side though. Get on his good side and he'll treat you really well in class.

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doesn't like people throwing apples! haha i think hes pretty cool, though.

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bad teacher doesn't know a thing about handling a middle school orchestra. a decent cello player though

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He was a really nice teacher but was never strict enough. He let us goof around to much so the band dropped from first place material... to last place material :-(

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REALLY REALLY COOL fun and helpful he is also

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teaches you good as long as you try to. really helped me once i came in afterschool and stuff. awesome teacher. nice too,

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Mr. Morton is a good person, but he is too nice and the students(mostly 7th graders) don't take him seriously and then the band falls apart. He does care about his students though.. and his jokes are entertaining (but not funny)

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he is pretty nice. I like the field trips we go to like disneyland or knotts. but he makes the orchestra play band music and lets band play orchestra music.

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i had morton a few years ago. he doesnt know anything about music, and often reuses music from earlier years. for example, he used music i had learned in '04 on the kids in '06. has mood swings. everybody wishes he would go back to teaching elementary kids. bad at every instrument except the cello, where he is DECENT. Everyone wants ragusa back...

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hes good. easy A. might be a better elementary teacher. yes he does have a very good heart. which drummajor are you talking about?

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my opinion: a long opinion. alright, let's begin--mr. morton has... a good heart. i suppose that's all we can give him credit for. after that, well, let's just say he's kinda bad at teaching. and that's an understatement. he's undedicated, and he doesn't put the well being of the band in first prioirty. he cares too much about how people feel, and he often is very naive. this year, 06-07, we have a drum major whom i believe will take the band straight to the edge of crap.

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Mr. Morton is so nice. He just doesn't know how to control the teenage mind. And our band DOES ROCK. D:<

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Very Good attitude. Works well with parents

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mr. morton gives an easy A...i got an A+!!! woohoo.... he doesn't even teach though...we're the worst band compared to first ave and dana!! hmph.

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I think that Mr. Morton is a great teacher

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Mr Morton is really nice but he just isn't that used to rebellious preteens. coughs. He's trying really hard but he still haven't had that much experience, give him a break.

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he's nice and all, students should try to let him teach and conduct. He's doing the best he can you immature screaming kids

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You guys all know Mr. Morton's bad. He might be a good musician but seriously, he cannot handle a middle school band and orchestra. You don't know good until youy see Mrs. Ragusa.

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if anybody has anything bad or inapporite about Mr.Morton they should go through me.

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you are the greatest teacher im happy i have you for orchestra

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Mr.Morton is awesome! People shouldn't take advantage of him though. HiS J0KES ARE AWES0ME!!!!

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great person

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You are very kind though you don't talk a lot.

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you should leave no one learned ANYTHING from you i doubt anyone with the right mind would want you for a teacher

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Mr. Morton is really nice.

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very nice to ppl but has to teach better though

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i hope pple would just shut up during class and stop giving him a hard time! he might have a hardt ime controling u imature freaks but its most of ur fault!!!

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Only had him as a teacher for a while, but he's nice enough

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he tries to get mad but he can't, and he doesn't really teach us anything////

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Mr. Morton, you mean well, but try and learn how to handle students..being a student in your class the past year, i think you did the best job you could.

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Mr. Morton means well, but he doesn't know what he's doing. He treats us like little kids, so we don't respect him.

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he's a bad teacher...i mean he means well but he has to TEACH us something. He might be better with younger children.

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Go teach ppl who actually respect you!!! We like Ms. Ragusa better!!!

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YEH~ GO TEach the little kid or somthing not IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!! IS TOO HIGH FOR U!!!

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Uncomparably bad cooperation with students.

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he is not a good teacher. i have him rite now and he cannot control his temper. he threw his baton and took away many kids' instruments.

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cool, nice, kind, good at music, knows what he is talking about

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He is a very cool teacher and really knows his music

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Way tooo easy. All the kids hate you.

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hes a nice man...he tries his best...hes cool!~!maybe he works better with younger students?!

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when ms.ragusa left when i was in 8th grade it was hard to accept him, but he tries hard and he should be given a chance by all the students at foothills.

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i was an 8th grder at fh when ms. ragusa left. it was really sad.. it was hard for all of us to adjust to morton. give him a chance. he knows music

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he tries hard and he has a great temper but there's something about him that makes other people disrespect him, i don't know why

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puts kids in detention for bad reasons. not cool,we have great instrumentalists in our orchestra, it is the directors fault we have not done well in the concert

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he kicked me outa band 3 and into band 2

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tries hard. good teacher.

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cant really teach. ragusa was better..MUCH better. but he is a great person. passionate

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Very easy class. Bad start for him. Should get better through experience...I hope...

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Does not know who to discipline the students.. other than that hes a good musician

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he always yells at our class and never gives us a chanse to explain what we were talking about. HE says good night well he yells at the whole class!!!

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