Worst Hogwarts Teachers

There were many bad teachers in the Harry Potter series. Vote for the worst!
The Top Ten
1 Professor Umbridge

I honestly wane her dead more than I wanted Voldemort. She lacks teaching skill. Plus she was loyal to the Dark Lord. She also acted like a puppet for the Ministry. With all these qualities, it makes sense that she is the worst Hogwarts professor of the Golden Trio Era. Lastly, Avada Kedavra!

Hogwarts was a school for practicing witchcraft and wizardry. When she was there, she didn't want her students to learn that stuff that makes Hogwarts a magical place. Basically, she missed the point in being a professor there.

2 Professor Lockhart

He's so...full...of air. He copied people and he thinks he's so high and mighty. Bragging about things, that arrogant old git. Can't even do things properly like Snape. At least Snape knew what he was doing.

Snape is thought as zero but is a true hero.
Lockhart is thought as hero but is absolute zero and go drown and die in a hole Lockhart.

Such an idiot. I kinda get it, though...survival of the fittest, even though it's TERRIBLE, unfortunately that's just how life works.

3 Professor Trelawney

Pretty much the Rachel Elizabeth Dare of Harry Potter. The only difference is that Rachel was young, nice, and not a wannabe.

All she really did was try to predict Harry's death.

4 Professor Binns

Not really enough described about him in the books to say 'worst Hogwarts teacher'...though if Nico di Angelo ever decides to visit...something's gonna go down!

His classes were boring and no fun to listen to.

5 Professor Snape Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish.

I feel like he's kind of the underdog of the series. All the other characters were pretty black-and-white from the start, other than when Draco kind of changed in The Deathly Hallows. He started out as a total slinthead, but gradually, he became a much deeper character. We start to realize this when we see some of his memories in the Order of the Pheonix, and in the Deathly Hallows, he's a true hero. His love for Lily will last forever.
'All this time? ' 'Always.'

Ok Snape stop the 'Ten points from Gryffindor and a detention each to Potter and Weasley.' This sentence is driving me crazy! And he is really unfair to Gryffindor students like when Draco Malloy started a fight and Goyle had boils on his face, Snape only sent him to hospital wing and not Hermione and Ron got detention! It would be fine for me if he would treat Gryffindor students better! I don't get why people like him so much. If it wasn't him, Harry would have enjoyed potions.

6 Professor Slughorn

Maybe not the best Hogwarts professor but hey, he's certainly better than people like Umbridge, Lockhart, and Trelawney in teaching a subject. Also, he seemed to genuinely care for Harry unlike Umbridge who wanted to cause pain, Lockhart who only wished to use Harry, and Trelawney who was just an annoying dingbat to Harry.

He wasn't that bad, but again, favoritism.

7 Professor Quirrell

He wasn't useless he just had Voldemort on the back of his head. He taught students the Curse of the Bogies and for the year before he was defense Against The Dark Arts he taught Muggle Studies.
He was teased in school being timed according to the Harry Potter Wikia.

He had Voldemort possess him, and was way too scared of everything.

Who remembers this guy anyways?

8 Professor Hagrid

I don't mind him as a character at all. In fact, he is one of my favorites. But he just wasn't a good teacher.

He was a great teacher that got a lot with the students very well.

He was an amazing character but he wasn't meant to be a teacher...

9 Professor Lupin

The students really enjoyed Lupin classes!

10 Professor Grubbly-Plank

Her classes seemed nice, though she just didn't have that air of fatherly or motherly kindness that Hagrid had. I loved how Hagrid was so overly excited about his creatures, just like I would be if I were to attend Hogwarts (but I don't live in Europe). So, she wasn't exactly a bad teacher, just a less interesting one than Hagrid was.

She was an ok substitute for Hagrid, but I didn't really like how she was sort of stealing Hagrid's job, even though Hagrid was a bad teacher.

The Contenders
11 Bartemius Crouch Jr. (Mad Eye)

Using illegal spells on kids? No thanks.

Why is there two Professor Moody's?

12 Professor Minerva McGonagall
13 Amycus Carrow
14 Alecto Carrow
15 Professor Moody

Technically he didn't do much teaching...he even says so himself in the Deathly Hallows.

He only says that because he was locked in a trunk for nine months! Idiot.

He didn't really teach at all. Crouch's son did it, mostly.

16 Professor Sprout
17 Professor Albus Dumbledore

I agree with this. He wasn't there most of the time when his students were in danger and when he was, he didn't take things seriously. There should have been more actions done by the faculty after the first two basilisk attacks. The moment they knew that more advanced magics were being used, they should have started sending the students home.

Second, he allowed an underage student to compete in a dangerous tournament against his will and had even thought Harry was trying to seek attention.

Third, he allows students to get into dangerous situations. He encouraged them after by giving them points. For recklessly endangering your life and lives of your friends, you get 50 points!

18 Professor Filius Flitwick
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