August 06, 2015
I just finished my freshmen year here, and I did not enjoy it one bit. First of all, this place is filthy! I Frequently go into the bathrooms to find no paper towels, sometimes no soap, unflushed toilets and a few times I even saw some people smoking E- cigarettes. The custodians here are obviously lazy, especially toward the end of the week when the place is even filthier. The principal turns a blind eye to this; she is completely unaware of the poor cleanliness of this school. Next, at lunch, I always have to wait about 15-20 minutes just to get my food, despite the fact that there are several lines. And during lunch, the staff members rudely tell the entire cafeteria that they're "tired of telling you not to use your phone" I obey the rules and I never use my phone during lunch. In addition, Steinbrenner does have a good club/sports selection, but there is not enough time given to really "get into" your club. Club day only happens once a month, for not even an hour per club. Some months are even skipped, where there is no club day. Furthermore, the school doesn't inform you that well about upcoming events. They do tell you on the morning show, but everybody's talking during it, making it difficult to hear the TV and understand what is being said. The school sometimes makes mistakes about important announcements, for example, during one of my classes, we were told that we had an End-of-course assessment on a Thursday. Little did we know that some of us were actually testing the Monday before! So some of us, including me, were unprepared and tired. Lastly, the school has a lot of pride, too much, actually. On Fridays in 2nd period, they make us sing their "alma mater" Which affects our grades. I didn't mind that too much since my teacher made it extra credit, but how does singing have anything to do with your academic grade? Based on the school activities, it seems like you have to be popular to enjoy them, for the most part. Overall, I would not recommend this school at all.
- submitted by a student