Worst Hogwarts Teachers

There were many bad teachers in the Harry Potter series. Vote for the worst!

The Top Ten

Professor Umbridge

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. - NuMetalManiak

She was such an annoying moron! I have never hated someone real as much as I hate Umbridge. I hate when she smiles her evil smile, I just wanna smack her in the head. Who would be the "undersecretary of ministry of magic" then, huh?

Umbridge made me want to throw my Harry Potter book halfway across the room. I hate her more than ANY OTHER CHARACTER - starskys

She was a terrible person! Who does that type of stuff to someone she hardly knows the name of!

Professor Trelawney

All she really did was try to predict Harry's death. - Minecraftcrazy530

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

No, she's great!

Awww I find her hilarious! - Goku02

Professor Binns

His classes were boring and no fun to listen to. - Minecraftcrazy530

Boring but funny. - Goku02

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!

Professor Lockhart

How do you guys find him annoying, he is one of my favourite characters. - MasterLink

He is so full of himself, like he is the ruler of the world. He tries to act like a hero, when his brain is zero

Idiot. So glad he lost his memory. Still pretty full of him self though, some thing just can't be cured.

Way too full of himself. - Minecraftcrazy530

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

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.

He was cruel. But I liked him, he was like the loner guy and no one ever understood him, he had mixed feeling for harry because he loved his mom but his father bullied him. He also has protected harry many times. He is a hero who is not often recognised, but the story would crumble without him

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.'

He was not that bad. He just had a grudge against Harry because of his father. But he is a good and strict teacher who knew how to do his job which was good for Hogwarts.

What? Snape should NOT be on this list. Yes, at first he was a bit mean, but he saved many peoples lives and like Dumbledore said, "The bravest man I ever knew."

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

He was a pretty useless teacher - Starsparks

Who remembers this guy anyways?

Professor Lupin

Lupin was probably the BEST teacher. If he is on this list because he was a WEREWOLF that wasn't his fault! The students actually LEARNED something from him and liked him all the same. I demand you take Lupin off this list NOW! - starskys

Lupin is an amazing teacher. His classes were fair, fun and educational

Lupin was the only decent defense against the dark arts teacher he wasn't a Voldemort supporter like Quirrel or Barty Crouch or arrogant like Lockhart or sadstic like the Carrows and was not annoying like Umbridge why is it such a big deal that he's a werewolf that's flat out prejudes he was a great teacher and he was very nice to the kids too

Why is he in this list?

Professor Hagrid

Hagrid my favorite!

Yea, he shouldn't be here. Although some creatures he brings revolt me, his classes are very interesting. Car for Magical Creatures? Yes please.

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

No he is one of the best even though he wasn't always there he was a good person helper and friend

Professor Grubbly-Plank

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. - Minecraftcrazy530

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.

^ Except Hagrid wasn't a bad professor.

The Contenders

Bartemius Crouch Jr. (Mad Eye)

To the person who said, 'Why is there two Professor Moody's? ', the one that was mostly in the Goblet of Fire was actually Barty Crouch Jr IMPERSONATING the REAL Mad-Eye.

Why is there two Professor Moody's?

Using illegal spells on kids? No thanks.

Professor Moody

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. - DontMakeARookieMistake

He didn't teach anything.

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

Professor Minerva McGonagall
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!

Dumbledore was AWESOME - starskys

NO Dumbledore is the best! - Goku02

He sucks

Professor Filius Flitwick
Professor Sprout
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