Palo Alto High School

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Average 3.95 based on 2,393 teacher ratings
Palo Alto High School is a public high school located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Palo Alto High School is ranked 1,262 in California. Learn More
50 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto CA 94301
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she was the best i miss her very much

Kathi Bowers

Department Math
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Ms. Bowers is THE BEST math teacher I have ever had. I wish I could've had her all four years of high school. She's...
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Ms. Thomas, though a good teacher, terrifies me. I wouldn't call her mean by any standards, but she has a certain...
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Not a hard teacher but is SUPER LAZY when it comes to grading. He waits until the last minute to grade things so you...
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This man deserves to have a biography written about him

Kenyon Scott

Department Physics
Former Teacher
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Rest in peace, Mr. Scott. You were one of the best teachers Paly has had.
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She's nice. She knows what she's talking about but her explanations are beyond awful. She often makes no sense and...
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It is impossible to get a good grade in his class since you always have to go 'beyond' for an A. He also only does...
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Overall, he is very knowledgeable. And he teaches us in a very effective way. He allows us flexibility to turn in...
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Mr. Geller is one of my favorite teachers. I've had him for multiple honors classes. He does a bad rap, but honestly...
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Ms. Fillpu is the sweetest person ever! That last review is totally wrong. Her class was that class I had junior year...
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Love him but he has a temper and he's boring. He can be funny but he will call you out in front of the whole class he...
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Stephanie knows what hes doing, hes chill, take art spectrum and u will get an A-
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Ms. Tokheim is the best!! She truly cares about students and is a fantastic person to talk with. She also cares about...

Gul Eris

Department Physics
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All I can say, this teacher is better than Geller.
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everbody loves woj
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she's a great art teacher but if you're taking her class just for the art credit you're probably gonna suffer because...
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Great teacher, very approachable and knowledgable. Her personality is bright, which brings excitement to the subject....
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I LOVE MELINDA MATTES. I knew I wanted to major in Psychology prior to taking this class, but her passion for the...

David Baker

Department Math
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Great TEacher! super nice to listen too and look at. His flow is riveting and sometimes I fantasize swimming in his...
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I looooove Ms. Sylvestri! She's incredibly sweet and cares about students. However, sometimes I felt I wasn't really...
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he's sooooo nice and i feel kind of bad for not putting more effort into the class. it's really easy to slack off in...
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I don't understand all these comments about a horrible reputation where he makes people cry. Yes, he gets stressed...

Arne Lim

Department Math
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BEST TEACHER EVER!!! He's so funny and is amazing an teaching lessons that are interesting!!!! Wish I could have him...

David Peters

Department Math
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He is the best!!! He explains things clearly and in depth. He also has this sardonic humor which is hilarious in my...
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She is an extremely chill teacher *in the first semester*. She is fine if you turn stuff in late, however she grades...
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Very tough class but it is AP Chemistry. This class is for people who want to learn college level Chemistry. Work...

Radu Toma

Department Math
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Had Toma for AB Calc back in 2011-2012. One of the best educators I've ever had. Hilarious in class and a one of my...
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Nice guy, sometimes talks to fast, lets you know what is expected, reviews what wil be on the test, wants us to come...
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Great teacher! Very interesting and is concerned about your well being and grade in the class. As long as you do your...
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He is very knowledgable
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I have her cooking class this year. She's really nice, but I feel like she treats us like we're still in middle school..
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I am in his AP LIT class and he is hilarious. He could not care less about the PAUSD distrcit rules and that's what...
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can be intimidating at times (especially during ASL 1) but is truly a nice person. There is a lot of free time in the...
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I honestly really loved Ms. Garrison. She is such kind person and is very approachable. She's always smiling and has...
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She is SUCH A sweetheart!! Don't be intimidated by the previous low ratings. She might come off as very enthusiastic,...
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She is a kind person who cares about English and her students, but when it comes to making class engaging, she s not...
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Clearly takes favorites. I was one of them so I obviously have a biased experience but I had a lot of fun in his class.
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I completely understand why she's a divisive teacher, but I know for a fact she made me a better writer. College...
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Bolanos genuinely cares about his students' wellbeing. I'm forever grateful to have had him for both freshman year...
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One of my favorite teachers of all time. I'm in his astrophysics class, and even though I already know most of the...
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shes a great teacher!
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Great teacher...knows what he's doing
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Sort of makes you feel like you owe her something, and generally makes you feel bad. Like if it's not done her...
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Overall a good teacher, but if you know a lot about history you might cringe at times. She tries a little bit too...
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What an incredible teacher and an incredible person.
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Mr. Duran always made block periods for PE fun. Since I, as well as most of my classmates that period, hated running...
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She has been the best teacher I've had this year by far. Fun class. Hard but not ridiculous. Most people get A's...
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Picks favorites from the beginning of the year, and sticks to them. If he doesn't like you, or you are a member of...
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great dude, loves what he does

Judy Choy

Department Math
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I had her for Geo H, and all in all she isn't bad, but the tests are HARD. She teaches the curriculum well, but...
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Humiliates students, grades solely on if she likes you or not. All-around aggressive and hostile to students. And she...

Erik Olah

Department Biology
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Really chill and doesn't really care what you do. Marine bio with him was one of the easiest classes I took and he...
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Very knowledgeable teacher, really knows what he's talking about. Sure, his grading system is confusing, but he was...
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OMG I LOVE MR BARNES!! great guy and everyone loves him. his grading could be a little less harsh. if you hate super...
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ms la fetra is super boring and knows nothing about art. spends half her time bragging about her daughter and how she...
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He is the best English teacher I've ever had and has helped my writing improve so much
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Nobody knows anything. No grades in. Doing 5 different papers and books at the same time??? Stop stressing us out we...
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I had Mr.Friedland for Functional Programming and Objected-Oriented Programming and he was a great teacher. He...
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Super nice guy, loved him, some of the unit aren't super interesting, but he's super chill so he makes them...
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actually pretty chill dude
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Ms. Wixsom or "Wix" as no one but herself calls her, is one of the worst teachers I have ever had, she doesn't know...
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nice person bad teacher. she's a stress written and makes things very confusing
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While Ms. Antink teaches math well, I didn't particularly care for her. She's a hard grader, and she doesn't seem to...

Ronnie Farrell

Department Science
Former Teacher
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A capable teacher, which makes his transgressions all the more appalling. His offenses are inexcusable, and I am...
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Blackburn is pretty good and funny, and class is usually interesting (even if we are talking about things unrelated...
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She's p cool. I like her a lot. Good sense of humor. Doesn't know what a meme is, my class loves to talk about "dank...
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Super nice teacher, great class!
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His class just took the AP exam, however he thought it would be appropriate to assign them a massive project...
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she was probably one of the best teachers I've had. she was so accommodating and helpful and kind and inspiring. I'm...
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Best English teacher ever!!! If you get her, you're really lucky. I've never had a teacher that cared so much about...
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Sra. Alvarado is a great person overall, just not as a teacher. She gives way too many tests (every friday) and...

Mimi Park

Department English
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Super chill. Give yourself a pat on the back if you get her cuz you're in for a good time
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You can tell he likes what he does. He's chill, funny, class is interesting, tests are easy, he is there to help,...
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On the down side, I didn't really learn anything with Ms. Harris and had to rely on myself most of the time. On the...
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Favorite teacher in the world. I hate english but loved it when I was in his class.
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Ms. Alonso is a horrible teacher. She gives extremely vague questions on tests and gets angry at anybody who doesn't...
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She is the most confusing and clueless teacher I have ever had. She does not know what she is talking about and when...
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Awesome, friendly if you make any sort of effort. Skip this class if you're just taking it for the credit.
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Mr. Foug is the goat. The funniest man out there. I actually looked forward to going to History every day with him....
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Bio H great teacher never plays fvorites. the body systems test was hard but that's it. good at explaining, easy to...
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Funny nice but horable theacher And keeps on saying maybe you should be downlaned and never teachs anything expects...
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In her American Literature Honors class, your grades on writing assignments are (for the most part) predicated on how...
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Yes, he is super chill and easy teacher. But as a student who wants to learn, he doesn't really know his stuff. If...
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awesomeness
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she is super hard. teaches you something and puts completely different things on the test. She only teaches from the...
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Super nice and approachable! Class is always enjoyable and we learn a lot every week. She uses French in class a lot,...
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I have no idea who this is but I looked up "misha" nd this is the first thing that came up I live for misha Collins...
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Charles Taylor does not understand how to do his job. He is NEVER in his office and always going to meetings and he...
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A very time consuming class. Not an easy grader, and gives a lot of homework. He is a nice person though, but the...
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I don't personally love her teaching style, because its easier for me to learn in a total emersion class, and she...
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Mrs. Christina Dias routinely displays a inflexible structure for her special education class. She is often neither...
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Best theacher ever and the nicest
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Really nice teacher and living skills is a pretty chill class
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Mr. Vuong has very high expectations of your writing, and yet he makes the classroom a very enjoyable and respectful...
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Super picky about things and doesn't teach at all.
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Ms. Chute is hands down the best math teacher at PALY. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Cynthia Chen

Department Math
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Very organized and decent teacher, but very unhelpful when questions are asked and very irritating.
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Great teacher. She's hilarious and gives the right push for those who need it. I really had a passion to learn with...
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