Monta Vista High School

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Average 3.94 based on 5,778 teacher ratings
Monta Vista High School is a public high school located in Cupertino, California and part of Fremont Union High School District. Monta Vista High School is ranked 1,264 in California. Learn More

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Fremont Union High School District

2,343 Students Enrolled
1,157 Male | 1,194 Female
21840 Mcclellan Road Cupertino CA 95014

Katheryn McElwee

Department Science
Former Teacher
32 ratings
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Really fun and chill! Physio was a blast with her as a teacher :) The class itself is more difficult than I thought,...

Joe Kim

Department Math
111 ratings
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Joe Byung H. Kim is a funny teacher. The funny thing is he is just funny. His tests are definitely not fun. Btw the...
108 ratings
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I was in Spanish 2 now i am in spanish 1 after I dropped I ended up with a F. Super hard not even knowledgable and...

Jon Stark

Department Math
49 ratings
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Shoutouts to the Monte Vista review. In all seriousness, Mr. Stark is a great teacher. He makes you question what...
30 ratings
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Jesus. Why are we forced to take Lit for 4 years? She claims grades don't matter and that learning is better, but...
81 ratings
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Amazing and funny teacher, love his quick jokes every once in a while. Don't be afraid to ask him questions if you...
16 ratings
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Madame is the most understanding teacher you will ever have! Her goal is always to improve her students' abilities...
38 ratings
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It was too easy though and I almost fell asleep everyday. I have never seen his video lectures before because I just...
43 ratings
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I had him for APES this year. Although he had a family tragedy early in the year, he probably should've taken the...
6 ratings
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Hes pretty chill guy
59 ratings
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Hands down one of the best science teachers I've ever had. Not only does she teach, she also cares about her students...
46 ratings
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At the start, you may have some difficulty adjusting since she's one of the few Spanish teachers who actually teaches...
40 ratings
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Follow his instructions do your work and youll get an A. He's an okay teacher but a good person. Stay on his good...
84 ratings
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Anderson is a difficult teacher be ready to do A LOT OF SELF STUDYING!!! He doesn't lecture much but when he does...
50 ratings
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okay either she got really hard this year, or I'm just crazy. brosto is a nice person, but she does give too much...
68 ratings
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Mrs. Belshe is a great teacher who truly knows her content and cares about history. She loves her students and...
121 ratings
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Moore does not teach, and when she does, she cannot teach. Learning materials does not match up with the tests and...

Jeff Trevarthen

Department Science
Former Teacher
35 ratings
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I have to say this guy is very smart in that he is earning teacher's salary (through tenure) and all the benefits he...

Brian Dong

Department Math
Former Teacher
97 ratings
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This man like to make up fake rules and pretend that hes funny.

Ron Freeman

Department Physical Education
Former Teacher
115 ratings
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RIP - Aquatic center is named after him

Lori Graham

Department Performing Arts
Former Teacher
32 ratings
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She had in mind that not everyone in her dance class was actually interested in dance, so that was real considerate...

Brad Metheany

Department Administration
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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If you treat him with respect, then he'll give you it back. Willing to talk if you actually take the time to get to...
51 ratings
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Mr. Catrette was an amazing teacher and made me love literature from my 9th grade Lit class. Our class discussions...
48 ratings
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Extremely unorganized. Tests are on the hard side. If you get her for chem honors I would recommend trying to switch...
27 ratings
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I had him for Geometry last year and let me just say how great of a class it was. I really struggled in the first 2...
63 ratings
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So. she's not easy. I am planning to major in bio and did poorly on the first test because of some issues i had at...
137 ratings
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gave us a test on our "stress free day", and spent half the period telling us how to not stress about the test which...
95 ratings
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At first she seemed intimidating as a teacher but I soon realized that it wasn't quite so. After a while(by second...

M McMillion

Department English
Former Teacher
40 ratings
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Best class for world lit. This is the kind of class that is fun and you can chill out in. Getting an A is really easy...
87 ratings
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He's a good person and knows what he's teaching.
73 ratings
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So far she's pretty darn hard. She is very vague and typically answers your questions with another question. Doesn't...
92 ratings
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She never answers my questions. And she can be angry about something normal easily.

John Conlin

Department Math
59 ratings
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Mr. Conlin has a very distinct teaching and grading style - so the way to success revolves around adapting to what he...

Terry Anderson

Department Writing
Former Teacher
9 ratings
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Awesome, fun teacher. I learned a lot in her class.
37 ratings
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Amazing Teacher. Loves his students.
53 ratings
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I know it should be a fact that every teacher actually teaches........................but nope. However, Sra Fortuna...
112 ratings
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Hands down one of the best teachers I've ever had. Her class was always super fun and energetic. Zhang laoshi is the...
48 ratings
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Mr. Clarke is the best teacher I've ever had for Lit. I had him for World Core this year and I definitely improved my...

Minako Walther

Department Languages
Former Teacher
7 ratings
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Not in MV anymore, but she wasn't the greatest. The people who DO know the stuff (like me) get bombarded with people...

John Galli

Department Music
Former Teacher
29 ratings
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Wow, as a former student of Mr. Galli, it's sad to see him no longer at MV. I was his student from 1999-2003, and if...

Donna Kos

Department Languages
Former Teacher
64 ratings
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I went to Lake Catholic High School as a freshman last year in my first year of spanish and Senora Kos was easily one...
50 ratings
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I am very glad I had him as a teacher for one reason and one reason only. He is easy. I had almost no homework that...
67 ratings
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don't take art for an easy A, because he'll notice that and it'll be hard to make it up. if you genuinely like art...

Lynn Rose

Department Writing
27 ratings
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Had her for brit lit senior year. She's super nice and never seemed to be in a bad mood. You definitely do need to...

Holly Cornelison

Department Not Specified
Former Teacher
39 ratings
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She is one of the worst teachers I've had. She lost some of my wkshts and gave a 0 out of 40. That reduced by grade...
23 ratings
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At the beginning of the year, she was my dream teacher. She made class fun, yet informative. She was also really...
45 ratings
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Probably one of the chillest teachers ever. He doesn't make you do unnecessary worksheets or anything, but actually...

Josh Kuo

Department Math
1 rating
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He's so good. Just pay attention and you'll understand everything.

Terry Yu

Department Math
22 ratings
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Pretty good teacher. He is energetic and is willing to teach students. But he quit, so I'm pretty sad.
28 ratings
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IT'S LIT(erature)
40 ratings
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Bonacorsi is the best, I have him for world studies, and I can say that Carpenter makes the class hard, but Bonacorsi...
34 ratings
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Mrs. Ju is a very energetic, easy to talk to, and easy going teacher. She plays favorites but she gives everybody an...

Jeff Payne

Department Math
55 ratings
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He's such a nice teacher, and if you don't understand what he asks in class, you can always go in during tutorial,...
61 ratings
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Had a B in participation and still got an A. xD
61 ratings
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Very easy class not just because of easy quizzes and no homework. She really makes sure you understand content and is...

Junko Birdsong

Department Languages
Former Teacher
11 ratings
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Her class is starting to be a waste of time.
36 ratings
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she knows her stuff, but plays favorites and can hold grudges
44 ratings
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She has been a really good teacher so far but the only problem with her is her grading. I am the type of student...
5 ratings
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I love Mrs. Bontis! Very sweet and kind even if we never do anything in class. Barely makes you run and is...
10 ratings
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best teacher i'll ever meet. She makes lectures interesting by including jokes, and is always real with her students....
25 ratings
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soooooooo sad that he is retiring next year! but im glad i got to have him!!

Matt Brashears

Department English
Former Teacher
40 ratings
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Brashears was the coolest teacher at mv. It's a shame that he left though :(

Jonathan Fey

Department Music
Former Teacher
55 ratings
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had him for MTAP its def useful if you have a musical background / know a bit of theory beforehand the AP exam is...
127 ratings
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Juniors are roasting me for telling them that "If they have Gupta, theyre bueno". I didn't say she was easy. If you...
46 ratings
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Dude is a beast. I like how he refers to his kids as "angry little people."
29 ratings
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Mr. Carpenter is a great guy, and his stories are hilarious! If you have him for Hamlit, make sure to do your...

Sushma Bana

Department Math
85 ratings
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I am so lucky to have Ms. Bana for Pre-Calc. She makes math fun by telling dad jokes and her "Fun Fridays". She also...
29 ratings
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Ms. MH is an amazing person. She genuinely cares about the well-being of her students, knows the content incredibly...
14 ratings
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She puts a HUGE emphasis on how students should focus more on the feedback rather than the grade, and her past Rate...
54 ratings
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Increased my understanding of spanish deeply, Gracias.

Skip Mueller

Department Math
59 ratings
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Pre-Calc H Make sure you make friends in that class that can help you, because he's not approachable in terms of...

Emmett Powers

Department Math
Former Teacher
100 ratings
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One of my favorite teachers. Helped us quite a bit after school, I don't think I've met teachers that care this much...
45 ratings
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her tests are like living hell, her format is so exact and even if you get all the answers right if your format is...
19 ratings
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I loved her sm! Sad that she doesn't teach literature anymore :((
17 ratings
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Shes easily the worst pe teacher I have ever had. I can usually do fine in pe but in her class no matter how hard you...

Melinda Gaul

Department Math
9 ratings
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So far I really enjoy her class and find it a real fun place to be. Overall the class is easy as long as you...
49 ratings
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Ms D'Epiro(now Summers) is one of the sweetest people you'll ever encounter in your life and she is the cutest person...
22 ratings
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Pelkey knows what he's talking about, but damn he's too fast and doesn't convey it well to students. The class is...

Lauryn Gahagan

Department English
Former Teacher
29 ratings
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She is an amazing english teacher and I am happy to have had her this year. GO DILL<3

Christopher Chiang

Department Social Studies
Former Teacher
36 ratings
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Most inspirational teacher I've ever had by far. He taught me much more than what was in the material, but also who I...
70 ratings
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Probably one of the worst teachers I've ever had. If I were to be honest, she has a good personality and will try to...
37 ratings
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He crams a lot of information into every class so you always have to be prepared to listen. However, I swear if u say...
86 ratings
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If you need help, he'll take the time to help you. The curve is pretty small but a lot of people get As anyway. Best...
29 ratings
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Super pretty, nice, and sweet. All of my friends are jealous that I have her because she is super chill and really...
72 ratings
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Yo Mr. Schmidt is hella chill. I thought I wouldn't like Marketing but I love that i can just do other work. He's...

Diana Combs

Department English
Former Teacher
46 ratings
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She has favorites and I wasn't one of them. But i gotta admit she IS a good teacher and when she explains stuff to...
19 ratings
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This guy is funny as hell. He always tells us funny stories about his time in high school and funny stories about...
72 ratings
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The best teacher at Monta Vista. Her class will show no mercy to slackers. But if you have good work ethic and read...

Jennifer MacDonald

Department Math
Former Teacher
29 ratings
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It's more useful to read the textbook than go to class. She never really teaches, and she really just expects her...
34 ratings
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Recktenwald is a really cool guy and doesn't deserve everyone's hate. His jokes are corny ya, but at least he cares...
42 ratings
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I had her for HAmLit last year. She's one of the sweetest and nicest people I've ever met and her class was...

Jodi Johnson

Department Art
24 ratings
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She plays favorites, but other than that she's pretty good. she's willing to extend deadlines and such. oh and make...
4 ratings
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Super sweet! She's an old lady, and her classes are kinda boring, but she's a cool teacher
33 ratings
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Fun class to be in. Relaxed and chill teacher and easy to talk to. Don't slack off on doing your projects and you...
4 ratings
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Yeah its true she all nice but its like sugar-frosting. She does her work like writing recommendation letter and...
2 ratings
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One time, I needed to ask her something, so I walked to her desk, but she was already talking to someone. I waited...

Christine Utter

Department English
Former Teacher
10 ratings
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I had Ms. Utter for freshman lit last year and she was an extremely nice teacher. Her comments on essays were very...
32 ratings
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Amazing teacher! Really nice and funny and I loved PE because of him. Pretty easy if you just try.
51 ratings
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I had her for Alg 2/Trig last year, and her tests are reasonable as long as you study the reviews well. Her classes...
11 ratings
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Ms.Gould's class is one of my favorite classes of my junior year. I don't disagree that Gould is a tough grader,...
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