The Harker School

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Average 4.2 based on 2,118 teacher ratings
The Harker School is located in San Jose, California with an average teacher rating of 4.2 stars. When comparing The Harker School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, The Harker School's teachers are below the average of 4.28 stars. The Harker School ranks 495 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More
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A Really Good Teacher.
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In order to pass his class, just make sure to be friends with him. I forgot to do an entire section of a test but...
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Amazing teacher. His class is extremely enjoyable and his lectures are both accessible and entertaining, plus if you...

Linda Felice

Department English
Former Teacher
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Best teacher ever. (My friend hated her) No questions. It's a pity she had to leave though...
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Great teacher :)
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Ms. Manning is hilarious and a great teacher! She knows a ton about film and gives a lot of great and useful...
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I had him last year, and he was the best science teacher I've ever had at the Harker School. Dr. Casso is so helpful...
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One of the best teachers one could ever have.
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Best Teacher Ever! Honestly, she is my favorite teacher, tied with Dr. Bloomquist. She knows everything about the...
9 ratings
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He can sometimes be a little intimidating but he's seriously knowledgeable and talented and is able to help a lot.

Victor Adler

Department Math
24 ratings
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Before this class, I used math for useful purposes like Statistics, Computer Science, and various sciences. After...
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Ok.. just doesn't teach...
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He's amazing! He grades harshly sometimes, but that's good because you learn a lot and he gives great feedback. I...

Pat White

Department History
Former Teacher
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On her good side, it's a fun class. On her bad side.. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD.
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She is very nice.
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She is awesome. Don't complain when you break the rules and get caught. She does her job and does it well.
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doesn't help with essays that much, always very blunt and direct, not fun to talk to
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Definitely not an easy teacher but she makes your life easier if you play by the rules and reach out to her for help....
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an awesome teacher, she was the best
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He's a great and pretty intelligent teacher. He helps us if we ask, and gives us sufficient information. I would like...
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There are not words to describe our love for Dr. Spencer-Cooke. He is the PB to our J. Some even consider him has...
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He is very good at teaching because he bases the steps of the design thinking process. Now he is not a computer...

Sharron Mittelstet

Department Not Specified
Former Teacher
11 ratings
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Rest in Peace, Ms. Mittelstet <3 I never had you but you were always a sweet person!
35 ratings
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Kind of glad he had to go on paternity leave - Mr. Lodha was better. Mr. Merrill was really unorganized and very...
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Ms. Jessalyn has inspired me to continue to expand & grow within performing arts. This was my first year dancing at...
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Absolutely incredible teacher. Genuinely wants to see his students succeed and is so knowledgeable and passionate...
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Ms. Radice will lead you to an answer by asking you questions, and will not cut corners when teaching you the...
18 ratings
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pretty difficult

Richard Hartzell

Department Administration
Former Teacher
8 ratings
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Hartzell is undeniably intelligent, but his great intellect gives way to an even greater ego, and the result is...
11 ratings
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It is absolutely critical to study every day if you are her student. She only speaks Spanish in class, and while she...
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Ms Burich is very not nice and unfriendly! She makes sure the library is loud and obnoxious so I can't do my...
17 ratings
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Best PE teacher
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Excellent teacher with a unique perspective on the visual arts. Is very clear and open to any range of artistic...
13 ratings
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Whenever you ask a clarification question, she makes it so much more complicated, and her lectures are too boring....
9 ratings
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Madame was a good teacher, though she definitely took a bit of getting used to. She can be a bit intense, but she...

Masako Onakado

Department Languages
Former Teacher
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Strict teacher, but I am a better student / person for it. One of my favorite teachers in high school
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She is late to class almost every single day. Her tests are hard and she gives unfair essay grades. Like honestly, I...
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Mr. Brockbank is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He has inspired so many students. He was not just a...
10 ratings
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Many people agree that Mrs. Morgensen's regular class is harder than Dr. Artiss' honors class. She liked me, so I had...
11 ratings
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shes an amazing person and cares so much about her students i really, really love her <3
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Mr. Janda is really interesting and grades pretty fairly. However, he relies too heavily on the "read the textbook...

Alexandra Mattraw

Department English
Former Teacher
15 ratings
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Ms. Rosenboom says she doesn't play favorites, but she does. She grades harshly to those she doesn't like, and she...
15 ratings
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Honestly the best teacher I've ever had! So sad that she retired :( She was an interesting lecturer with good...
3 ratings
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He honestly scares me, and he picks on certain students more than others. Also, he has made multiple of my friends...
11 ratings
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Very biased and does not really care

Jane Keller

Department Math
11 ratings
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Amazing teacher. She's super nice and goes out of her way to make sure every student understands the concept. She's...

Doug Knight

Department English
Former Teacher
1 rating
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So fun! I loved her!
6 ratings
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He is an amazing teacher

Chris Daren

Department Administration
Former Teacher
16 ratings
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He is a great teacher who is extremely knowledgeable in his field. When I was in his Newspaper class from 2009-2011,...
6 ratings
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Dr. Douglas, right, was one of my favorite English teachers ever, right. In the beginning of the year, right, she was...

Ilona Davies

Department Science
Former Teacher
25 ratings
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Very Nice Teacher over all!
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Ms. Momary is really nice and she knows a lot but she doesn't really teach in class. She basically gives us a bunch...

Richard Page

Department Computer Science
Former Teacher
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Extremely smart teacher.... but he isn't the best at explaining himself. A lot of students hate him because of his...
26 ratings
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I've had Mr. Fisico for freshman year and from the very beginning I can tell that he plays favorites like a cat plays...

Jason Berry

Department English
Former Teacher
12 ratings
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rest in peace mr. berry :) you'll always be in our hearts
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AWESOME is an understatement. Mr. Peele is competent, caring, supportive, nurturing, and flexible. He has done...
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She was nice and let me sleep in class, but she kinda failed me even though i was like the smartest...i guess that's...

Brad Stoll

Department Math
22 ratings
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Although Mr. Stoll is a kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable person, he lacks the clarity and organization required...

Susan Nace

Department Music
8 ratings
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So much more work than the other study of's. You have to write ESSAYS. That's a no-no. It's supposed to be a class...
27 ratings
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Mr. Korin is an excellent teacher with a sonorous voice and mind filled with knowledge. He makes sure he imparts his...
7 ratings
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CS is really dependent on the student's motivation and the teacher can only do so much. Ms. King is one of the most...
29 ratings
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She's not as bad as people think she is; she can be tough at first, but she really is a great teacher! Very...
23 ratings
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Dr. Meyer is a good teacher, and her exams are really easy. However, she doesn't really teach and can't regulate a...
11 ratings
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best teacher ever lets us watch videos instead of all textbook
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Mr. Hewitt was one of the best teachers I had in my entire Harker career (having been there since Kindergarten). I...

Scott Graham

Department Math
23 ratings
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Dr. Graham was the greatest math teacher that I have ever had. Emphasis on the was. :(
16 ratings
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Approachable and responsive. He has a great relationship with parents and his door is always open. I brought a few...

Troy Thiele

Department Math
31 ratings
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TROY THIELE IS A LEGEND. One of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. He's strict but hilarious and tells the...

Priscilla Chan

Department Science
Former Teacher
7 ratings
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This woman is an amazing teacher. I love her. She doesn't teach at Harker anymore because she is now .....wait for...
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She is a really nice person and can be pretty funny sometimes. As a Chinese teacher though, she is somewhat lacking,...
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Great Administrator with nuturing attitude. Wants to solve problems for the child and their family. Open...
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Ms. Rae is nice if youre on her good side =] get close to her and she'll help you excel
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She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is super motivating, super funny, kind, and a well rounded...
7 ratings
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She cannot not explain things for the life of her which doesnt make her a very good teacher and her tests and quizzes...
6 ratings
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That Smile. Many great analogies. Interesting lectures. Knows a lot about the mail man. Have fun!

J Gaston

Department Not Specified
Former Teacher
6 ratings
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He's really nice and he tells funny stories. Plus he doesn't really care what you do in class. However, it's really...
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He is a decent teacher. He works very hard, and it shows.
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Mr. Ajerman is seriously the best teacher I have ever had! He is funny, smart, caring, genuine, witty - everything...

Bina Barnabas

Department English
Former Teacher
23 ratings
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AWESOME ADVISOR!!! I love you soooooooo much Ms.Barnabas! I really wish you were not leaving :(
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I've come to respect Mr. Williamson - ever since he attended the dress code forum he seems very respectful of...
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members into practicing. This is not the right way to run an orchestra.
13 ratings
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amazing!!!!! so sad that she's leaving because she was so helpful, kind, patient, and came up with great activities
6 ratings
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She's awesome. In semester 1, I was pretty much failing the class. I was terrible; I didn't care. My dad started...
7 ratings
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Sr. Olivas is a wonderful teacher. If you do your work when you're supposed to, his class is a piece of cake. He is...
4 ratings
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Best head of school ever.
5 ratings
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Me like Lana, Lana nice to me
8 ratings
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sabina is not a very good teacher; her grading system is erratic and she has favorites

Evan Barth

Department Math
25 ratings
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Mr. Barth is so boring. When he talks, I just get sleepier and sleepier. He's a nice guy though. Boring, but nice.
3 ratings
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i love daniela rozanes so much. at first i was extremely skeptical of her due to how fast she lectures, and the fact...
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When I think of Mr. Shieh I can barely contain my excitement. My heart years to be in his class everyday. His...
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this man is the reason i want to major in chem
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nice teacher, good class, more informative than its made out to be, fun, not too much work
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Mr. Acheatel is an amazing teacher and inspires all of his delinquents to aspire to new heights. Senor Acheatel helps...
7 ratings
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She is such a kind person who really cares about her students as people and is understanding. But, she's a little...

John Heyes

Department English
Former Teacher
15 ratings
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Although, as people have mentioned before, his lectures are rather dry and require focus apparently beyond that of an...
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