Average 4.6 based on 40 teacher ratings
Ms. Swikard is a History teacher at Patrick Henry High School located in San Diego, California. When comparing Ms. Swikard's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Ms. Swikard's ratings are above the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Patrick Henry High School is 3.93 stars.
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Ms. Swikard is truly an amazing teacher, one of the most intelligent people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her lectures are truly life changing because she allows you to question everything. Not only have i learned history from her but also humanity. You'll never look at life the same after having her as a teacher.

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So far, Ms Swikard is the best teacher I have ever had! She makes history so sooo interesting and I appreciate her at times odd character, she is truly sweet, and is so dedicated!! If history is not your favorite subject, spend a year in her class and you will change your mind, I know I did!!!

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Great teacher! If you work hard and really pay attention to the material you will do great in her class. She expects you to have a thorough understanding of the material, but she is specific about what it is she expects from you. She is really nice and cares a lot about her students. She's definitely one of my all time favorite teachers!

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A really smart person and knows her stuff, she "makes fun of you" and says "well maybe if you had read the materials" But really nice teacher and can teach very well, reading quizes

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One of the best teachers I've ever had and one of the best human beings I know. Inspired me so much. Her Art History and APUSH classes were both life changing. At first she might seem intimidating but she really does value what you have to say! Truly a joy.

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she can be pretty mean sometimes, but you get used to it after a little while. her class is really hard. not an easy a.

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She's a beautiful, intelligent, helpful, and magnificent teacher. You should all love her as much as I do.

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had her for exhibition. she seemed really cool.

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she was very helpful, great educator.

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Absolutely amazing teacher...

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She is the most inspiring person who I have ever met.

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this teacher pushed my daughter to her limit in a good way. she makes her students reach for their potential. prepare to see your son or daughter up late reading!

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One word: condescending. I transferred out of her infamously hard Advance History class. I did learn the word "ethnocentrism" in her class though. Decide for yourself, hit or miss.

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shes nice but her class is too hard and i didn't learn much

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Ms. Swikard is the nicest teacher one can have. She cares soooo much about her students and will do anything, in her power, to help her students. If you have Ms. Swikard, be prepared to work hard, but , in the end, the payoff is worth it!!!

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Ms. Swikard is really cool, her lessons are really good and indepth. She doesn't assign much homework but projects are common and are kinda hard. The tests are easy if you understand the material.

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Grades too hard and doesn't teach very well. Tries to help but isn't good at it.

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Ms. Swikard's class is very intense. You have to keep up with the loads of reading! She's very into her work, and that's what makes the class even better. Very good teacher, will help you out, but you have to ask! Inspiring.

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Ms. Swikard does a good job of lecturing and making the material interesting. If you don't keep up with the hectic reading pace, though, you're pretty much screwed.

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swigart is tough but "awesomely cool."

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She is funny, wise, and very sharp lecturer, I still visit to ask her about all kinds of stuff-it was the best class at Henry for me.

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She would be the best teacher if she lectured you BEFORE she gave you chapter quizzes!

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Not many teachers can make you sorry to turn in a book or hear a last lecture. She is one of them.

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APUS-hardest class I took at PH. Swikard is tough, but a great teacher. I got a C- in the class and a 4 on the AP exam if that tells you anything. READ THE TEXT

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Not at all concerned about students

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Far and away the best teacher at the school. I love history more than ever because of her. You can tell how much she loves her work.

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Scary? We just took the test and I aced it! Swikard is very intense, because she cares--and I know quite a few males who are not intimidated at all-like me.

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Very good teacher, but is way too tough on students. I know she is preparing us for the AP test but she scares me and most of the male students.

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It is a challenge-but she is amazing! Funny,incredibly smart and very much prepares you for the road ahead-a fantastic class!

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She is dedicated and passionate about history (and life!). If you ask for help, it's there. A very inspiring person.

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Great teacher and person-you learn alot in her class if u want to

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Tough AP class but a GREAT & VERY CARING teacher. She's human in person but you do have to learn. She makes history come to life & life gains meaning & hope

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Kinda angry and hard but all in all she really makes you learn.

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She is a really tough and a bit overly feminist, but she is an unbelievable teacher. Great results on the APUS test for me (5).

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Pretty cool teacher, I learned a lot in her class.

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She's Awesome!

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Swikard rules! She's a great teacher and you really learn a lot in her class. Sometimes she's a little out there but it makes her class that much more fun.

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AP Humanities is ridiculously difficult, unless u want to give up your life to studying history, take advanced!

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Patrick Henry High School is located in San Diego, California with an average teacher rating of 3.93 stars. When comparing Patrick Henry High School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, Patrick Henry High School's teachers are below the average of 4.28 stars. Patrick Henry High School ranks 609 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More