I am almost done with my freshman year at Steinbrenner High School, and I can honestly say that I truly hate it. Many of my teachers are rude towards students and lack proper teaching skills. My English 1 Honors teacher is the only teacher I have this year that seems genuinely concerned about my education, and I find it quite upsetting as most of my teachers never review what I had done wrong on my tests, and only care about completing the curriculum that they have to follow. They have unoriginal lesson plans and it feels as if they're just showing us what to do, instead of thoroughly explaining an idea/concept and becoming creative with the lesson to excite myself and other students to learn. I know that this is not true in all public schools as I had many great teachers at my middle school who helped me to learn valuable information. On top of that, most of the kids have no self respect for themselves or others and do not have a problem with publicly humiliating them. If your child is not popular or doesn't fit in, they will most likely be made fun of not only by the students BUT the teachers as well. The staff has been very rude to me with the exception of my guidance counselor.
I've just about completed my freshman year at Steinbrenner High School and I can definitely say that it deserves a three. I can say that two out of my seven teachers care about my success and really want me to understand the content. On top of that, the administration staff is very rude, as well as the APs and especially the kids. Most are from Martinez Middle School (right next door), and they are some of the meanest, most shallow, and most offensive people I've ever met. If you're kids aren't of the utmost popularity, it is unlikely that they will 'fit in'. Lastly, Steinbrenner has an amazing electives and sports program. But, only that. They focus mainly on these and not enough on the actual academics.
I have gone back and forth between a private and a public school education, but I am very thankful that I chose Steinbrenner for my high school. It's a great education and if you apply yourself, you can choose an academically rigorous set of courses, or not. You will find a lot of friendly and successful people here- in both the students and the staff.
I am completely impressed!! Great group of kids and an excellent place to learn!! We are proud to be a part of Steinbrenner High School!!! The Teachers, Coaches and all the staff are extra special people!! The parent involvement is amazing!! Great Job!!!!!! 10++++ We appreciate this school!!!