Harry Potter The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite teachers from Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

What are the best Hogwarts teacher? This list includes great Hogwarts teachers and professors, such as Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, and Albus Dumbledore. The Harry Potter series contains some of the most classic and memorable characters of all time – and all within the hallowed halls of Hogwarts. These teachers helped shaped the lives and magic of the young sorcerers in Harry Potter.
 

Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, it is easy to get lost in the magic of the Harry Potter series and its memorable and kooky characters. They bring adventure to life and make you wish you went to school at Hogwarts yourself. Vote up your favorite Hogwarts teacher, depending on which movie you think is the most intriguing, or well acted character. Don't see something on this list that should be here? Feel free to add it.

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1,770 147
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Transfiguration / Deputy Headmistress

2
1,631 158
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Defense Against the Dark Arts

3
1,288 272
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Headmaster / Transfiguration

4
1,196 257
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Care of Magical Creatures / Grounds Keeper

5
1,267 382
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Potions / Defense Against the Dark Arts / Headmaster

6
886 303
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Herbology

7
764 366
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked

8
692 369
Pomona Sprout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Herbology

9
727 392
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked

10
580 397
Rolanda Hooch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Flying

11
531 437
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked

12
533 430
Firenze is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Divination

13
446 608
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Divination

14
267 553
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Care of Magical Creatures

15
253 505
Charity Burbage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Muggle Studies

16
248 462
Aurora Sinistra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Aurora Sinistra Astronomy

17
240 486
Herbert Beery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Herbert Beery Herbology

18
158 476
Galatea Merrythought is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Galatea Merrythought Professor Against the Dark Arts

19
173 464
Septima Vector is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Septima Vector Arithmancy

20
210 629
Bartemius Crouch, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Bartemius Crouch, Jr. Defense Against the Dark Arts

21
154 507
Cuthbert Binns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Cuthbert Binns History of Magic

22
140 460
Bathsheda Babbling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Bathsheda Babbling Ancient Runes

23
183 777
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Defense Against the Dark Arts

24
125 454
Silvanus Kettleburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Silvanus Kettleburn Care of Magical Creatures

25
127 703
Quirinus Quirrell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Defense Against the Dark Arts

26
60 651
Alecto Carrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Muggle Studies / Deputy Headmistress / Dark Arts

27
32 66
Phineas Nigellus Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Luna Lovegood added Phineas Nigellus Black

28
27 70
Armando Dippet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Luna Lovegood added Armando Dippet

29
63 673
Amycus Carrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Muggle Studies / Deputy Headmaster / Dark Arts

30
55 664
Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Teachers at Hogwarts, Ranked
Defense Against the Dark Arts / Headmistress