Santa Margarita Catholic High School

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Average 4.26 based on 1,609 teacher ratings
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California with an average teacher rating of 4.26 stars. When comparing Santa Margarita Catholic High School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, Santa Margarita Catholic High School's teachers are below the average of 4.28 stars. Santa Margarita Catholic High School ranks 697 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More

Marty Gahan

Department Math
26 ratings
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I have never loved a teacher more than him. Hes the man. I wish all teachers were like this. Such a homie. Hes by far...
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Ms. T is the best! greatest teacher I have had. physics is not so bad
10 ratings
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bad, all we did were packets. we were never really taught anything.
11 ratings
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intelligent guy, but talks a lot, easily gets off task, and doesn't teach much. His class is easy and pretty fun...
11 ratings
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Dr. V is great at explaining concepts that are difficult for most ppl to attain. great teacher.
11 ratings
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Genuinely nice teacher, good person. Assigns an incredible amount of homework for a religion class, expects her...
15 ratings
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I had Mr. Sedlick as a teacher and he is one of the smartest and funniest teachers at SM. You'll have a fun time in...
27 ratings
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Mr. Silberstein's class was very englishtening and enjoyable, partially due to the fact that he is very easy on the...
12 ratings
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I didn't think he was all that bad. He's pretty strict and by the book but he teaches all the material well. Plus you...

Christopher Baier

Department Religion
Former Teacher
26 ratings
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Could be the best teacher I've ever had if he didn't grade projects and stuff so harshly. Knew a lot about the...
19 ratings
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You will never meet a nicer teacher in your life. Somehow she is able to strike the balance between super helpful and...
12 ratings
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Most amazing Chem Com teacher ever!!! I had him Sophomore year and he's so amazing. I don't get why people complain...

Marybeth Dougherty

Department Vice Principal
Former Teacher
8 ratings
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She is such a sweet lady!! Will do anything for us kids. :)
29 ratings
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Amazing teacher!! Sweetest ever!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER WRITER
24 ratings
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I have had her for 4 years straight in French. She is a pretty good teacher. She can really help you,but she is not...
16 ratings
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Mr Garcia taught me a lot throughout the year, wish I could have him next year
57 ratings
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Mrs Alexander challenges her students so they will be prepared for college level work. I feel secure in my IB...
30 ratings
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She's an amazing teacher, my favorite teacher so far. She is very funny and knows how to entertain her students while...
29 ratings
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HE IS THE BEST HISTORY TEACHER EVER! Although everyone thinks his Irish accent was confusing, i thought that was...
28 ratings
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She talks about her personal life more than needed, and the exams are nothing like the material we go over in class....
40 ratings
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Funny teacher, but his test are extremely hard.
5 ratings
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Great teacher! Always there for her students!

Peter Waters

Department Religion
Former Teacher
5 ratings
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I had him freshman year and loved his class! His lectures were unique but very interesting. He's such a nice guy and...

Sean Basford

Department Math
22 ratings
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One of the best teachers I have ever had. He is amazing at actually teaching. Tough class, but now that I am in...
8 ratings
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Mrs.Barth is one of the most intelligent, hardworking, and inspirational teachers I have ever encountered. There is...
10 ratings
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She's super funny! Her class was very challenging, but the subject matter itself (English 2 Honors) was a big leap...
45 ratings
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Mrs. Villa is one of the sweetest teachers at SM. She genuinely cares about every student she has and wants to see...

Sandi Mata

Department Languages
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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Some people say she's harsh, but she is the best spanish teacher that I have ever had. We learned so much in that...
50 ratings
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I've never had him as my teacher but since I do MUN, I know him quite we'll and he's subbed a couple of times. His...
25 ratings
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Magister is the best teacher at SM, and I couldn't be happier that I took Latin. I'm going to miss his class. He is...
13 ratings
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Fu Laoshi was my favorite teacher at SM. I was in Chinese all the way from freshman year to IB Chinese senior year....
3 ratings
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Some days she is super nice and acts like a friend to the students. Other days, she yells and screams at the kids for...
6 ratings
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Horrible. I had her this year and I feel like I spent a whole year in hell. And it seems that I'm not the only one...
30 ratings
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Condescending and rude. Seems to know his materials, but doesn't really help his students.
11 ratings
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One of the absolute best teachers at SM. I've learned so much from Ms. Ford! What's nice is that she's pretty...
15 ratings
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English 2 Honors, Sophomore year 2011-12 school year. Heard many things about Ms. Hoff (now Mrs. Schumacher) and was...
3 ratings
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LOVED this class! Projects are fun and she is a really good teacher-to get help you just need to know what question...
31 ratings
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Oh my goooooooddddddneee. Ok, super nice, explains everything so clearly you have to be an idiot not to understand...

Gary Fox

Department Math
41 ratings
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He is the greatest math teacher I've ever had. So good at teaching. So nice. So sweet. You can tell that he loves to...
41 ratings
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Easily the best teacher I have ever had. He made me absolutely love history. It's such a shame to have him leave. He...

Carol Smith

Department Math
38 ratings
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Mrs. Smith taught two of my favorite and, in hindsight, most useful high school courses. She was a very engaging...
9 ratings
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what an incompetent fool. too bad she has tenure.

Renee Blanc

Department Math
15 ratings
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Strict, but effective. Her tests mirror the study guide. We go over homework and it is pertinent to the quizzes and...

Kim Cozean

Department Math
13 ratings
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I strongly advise you to move out of his class if you get him as your teacher. He often gets his own questions wrong...
6 ratings
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She is pretty laidback not an easy A though. Watch alot of movies ,play games,and get candy :)
29 ratings
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Sra. Dyer is the best Spanish teacher I've had. I went from an academic/struggling speaker to excelling in an honors...
16 ratings
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Okay, so technically he's not a teacher (anymore), but a dean, but I wanted to give him a high rating so I marked...
14 ratings
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Waits until right before semester final grades are due to put them in aeries ,drives everyone insane.
11 ratings
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love her! I had her for photography and yearbook. The only reason why she get "irritable" easily especially towards...
4 ratings
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Flemdawg understands students learn more when they have to teach the material. Gets students in front of class lots...
1 rating
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Great teacher and actually teaches you the subject. very knowledgable and very nice. can but strict but only when...
2 ratings
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A very sweet man who has insights as deep as a still mountain lake and lectures like a cool breeze through the trees.
12 ratings
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Aside from him being a great principal who really cares about the school, he's a more AMAZING AP government teacher!...
6 ratings
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Mr. Bennett (two t's) is a great guy. He teaches the material well and his tests are pretty basic. Compared with the...
7 ratings
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Excellent Math teacher. Had him for Alg 2 & Geometry. Hard tests but grades fairly. Wish I would have had him for...
6 ratings
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Mr. Calvo was by far the best teacher I have had. He is so caring and works so hard to make the SM choir the best...
24 ratings
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the absolute best teacher i have ever had..although the tests are long and a bit difficult it is doable to pull out...
3 ratings
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She is the best person in the entire world. I had her for three years and if I could go back and do it again, I would...
7 ratings
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She's nice, but she's not very good at teaching. Her teachings are very boring, so it's quite difficult to...
23 ratings
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LITERALLY THE BEST RELIGION TEACHER I EVER HAD!!!! HES SO AMAZING AND SO FUNNY!!! HE HAS AN AMAZING TASTE IN MUSIC...
24 ratings
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His teaching style is made for certain people. I did not like him. He did not help that much and he kept giving test...
9 ratings
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He is hilarious. It was such a chill class. easy A
2 ratings
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witnessed my friends getting bad grades on their papers simply because she didn't like them. she's moody and takes...
11 ratings
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I had none of my friends in her class but I still loved going everyday because she made the class fun and easy. I...

Pam Sidenfaden

Department Languages
Former Teacher
22 ratings
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absolutely hated her. i became injured and accidentyl left my splint in her class. then she threw it away. and...

Tyler Ternes

Department Math
5 ratings
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Awesome guy and awesome teacher. He has fun in class and so do the students without taking away time for learning....
3 ratings
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super fun and nice teacher but when it comes to the tests they're very difficult
2 ratings
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MR. BARROW IS THE BEST PHYSICS TEACHER EVER!! HE IS SO DICE! HE EXPLAINS CONCEPTS SO WELL AND IS VERY HELPFUL. I FEEL...

Kneisel

Department Biology
Former Teacher
16 ratings
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She subbed for my bio teacher (ms Dennis) for a week. It was the best week of my life
4 ratings
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Mr. Lawrence was the worst teacher i have ever had and probably ever will have. He was extremely disrespectful to his...
14 ratings
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He is a pretty chill guy he can try to be funny sometimes,but he is not. His classes get harder if you take honors...
12 ratings
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Wonderful teacher....loves her students!!!

Jake Kremer

Department Math
2 ratings
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Arsenal fan COYG
23 ratings
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One of the nicest teachers at SM. Pay attention during the lectures and read the textbook and the class is an easy A....

Katy Daly

Department Health
8 ratings
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Very good Health/Geography teacher! Her lectures are informative and straight to the point. She's quite the comedian...
2 ratings
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Bi is my favorite teacher ever. I hope I can have her forever. 11/10 would recommend. Love her more than corn AND...
3 ratings
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Mr. Montoya has been a mentor for me for the last 2 years. He is helpful, caring, and very very organized. He cares...
2 ratings
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Nice teacher! Very helpful and understanding when it comes to making up work.
3 ratings
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Pete Mitchell is probably one of the best math teachers at SM. Compared to everyone else, he actually knows how to...
1 rating
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Mr DuBois is a great teacher. He's cheerful, loves his students and most importantly, prepares us very well for the...
1 rating
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Mama Schroe is such a homie. Favorite dance teacher I've ever had. She is super helpful and is a great teacher and...
1 rating
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Sweet and knowledgeable lady! Her class is straight forward and clear- not too difficult to get an A and still...
2 ratings
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Super rad religion teacher! He's super understanding and makes class a walk in the park. Only downside is that tests...

Ashely Pagel

Department English
Former Teacher
1 rating
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She is nice. She definitely wants you to learn,but she's hard.
3 ratings
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shes an amazing dancer and teacher. love her
5 ratings
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Best Spanish teacher ever. Very passionate about the subject and really cares about each of her students. Explains...
3 ratings
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Her name is Bahar not Baru

Jen Ollila

Department Math
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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She is a cool person, but no one in my class respected her and I've yet to here a story where she has had control...

Trigillo Quincey

Department English
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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best teacher

Brian Carmer

Department History
Former Teacher
4 ratings
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Mr. Carmel!!! call him CarmDawg tho and he'll give you a detention...

Lynne Oliva

Department Languages
Former Teacher
1 rating
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Bestest Spanish teacher I've had so far.
4 ratings
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Let me start off by saying she is one of the most smartest teachers I have ever had. She really does know what she is...
11 ratings
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Easy class and great, fun, laid back teacher
20 ratings
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All of the reviews below me say exactly how great Todd Naylor is. He is such a great teacher with his dry jokes and...

John Mercer

Department Religion
Former Teacher
16 ratings
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funny man... his lectures were more like stand up comedy mixed with religion. even when he gave you a bad grade you...
8 ratings
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Mr. Whang is an interesting figure. Relaxed and carefree at times, intense and moody at others, one might say he's...
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