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9-12
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Cibolo, TX
Students enrolled: 2,169

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1300 Farm to Market 1103
Cibolo, TX 78108

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(210) 619-4000
(210) 619-4057
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October 05, 2014
Being that the San Antonio area is a large military community, a majority of the children that attend this and the other surrounding schools are from military families. If it weren't for this demographic the population would be half of what it is. Yes, there is a huge emphasis on football, this is Texas. There are a ton of other extra-curricular that the school offers and are rated by UIL competitions. I'm pleased with the education that my daughter has been receiving at Steele, she has been involved with softball and band as well as being enrolled in AP and dual credit classes. At least once a week there is a message sent via recording to my phone from the VP letting me know what is going on in the coming week, or if there was a drill of some kind. All of the teachers have been very encouraging and fair. All of the staff and faculty that my daughter has been in contact with utilize both phone and e-mail to keep the parents informed. This is a wonderful school and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a mom of Steele.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Being military and when we first were looking where to move in this area, I liked this school looked the best of the many we saw. The other high school, Clemens, was at a 7 with Steele at an 8. This is not solely what helped our decision, but we liked the area, so Steele was our zoned school. It has been a real eye opener. First, a coach who said try outs were for two weeks, didn't pay attention to most of the girls, and then decided after one week. Here, I say no integrity. Next, a dance teacher who was supposed to be in charge of a team didn't show up a lot of the time. The students were left to work things out and there were sometimes disputes. I am glad things didn't get too out of control and no one got hurt. To this, no accountability. I had to go in to discuss the fact that my child could not hear the teacher because there was always so much talking around her. The counselor's suggestion was to change her to a different class. Hmm. I think this school exudes the positive, but I can't pinpoint what makes it that way. Needless to say, we are disappointed with this school. If it didn't mean another new school, we'd change. HS is hard enough. Our expectations were too high.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2012
As an active duty member, I have had my children enrolled in many schools throughout the US. Steele is by far one of the best ones! Teachers, Extra curricular activities, classes offered, availability of staff, school guide lines, school equipment, bus routes and wear of clothes are all excellent in my opinion. They have students available to assist new students transitioning from other schools during the school year (S2S program) Teachers actually communicate with the parents if needed, and they have provided after school help for catching up. Football IS a big deal, and a lot of attention is given to it, however, I dont feel it has taken away from my childrens education here, if anything, it has provided my kids a huge sense of pride in their school. They are slightly over crowded right now, but I believe the huge amount of homes that are being built in the area have a lot to do with it, and I believe they will be re-zoning soon.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
This is the best school in the area! As a military member for 19+ years, I actually have commuted from Lackland for the last 3 years just so my kids could stay in this district (after Barbara Jordan which was also great). Sports program is very competitive which is why some parents have rated lower that deserved. Football team has been to two state Div 5A Championship Games (Won 1) in the last two years and is ranked in the top 10 again this year. Girls programs are very good also which is why I want my kids here (competing against the best everyday in practice only makes you better). Almost every teacher I've met has been great and active both in the classroom and online when necessary by posting classwork to make learning a 24/7 envrironment. Go Knights!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
Although I was initially concerned with Steele's capacity to provide quality education to such a large student population, I can honestly say that the staff and the positive structure exceeded expectations of any high school. When most parents describe things that are aspects of teacher/staff professionality in any educational institution, they often use words like commitment, motivate, lead by example, inspire, collaborative teamwork, goal-oriented/task-focused, positive attitude, provides constructive feedback, takes pride in what they do, etc. From my limited experience with Steele HS (my son was an out-of-state transfer for his senior year), I can honestly say that I appreciate the professionality of his teachers, academic counselor (Mr. Rodriguez), and others. Despite their busy schedules, they always found a moment to address my son's concerns (even in passing in hallways), encouraged him to ask clarifying questions (i.e., never made him feel stupid for asking a question), and demonstrated positive attitudes.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
I went to Steele when it first opened. i loved it. The school has grown a lot since then and i the kids now have the opportunity to take really cool classes like Business Law and other career specialty classes that weren't offered when i was a student. The teachers for the most part are involved and caring in a way i didn't experience at my other high school. My sister is starting there in the fall and i am very excited to have her attending such a wonderful school that has so much to offer.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2012
Having grown up in the military and now serving in the military I have been associated with schools as student/parent at 10 different locations...SCUCISD and Steele are the best. There are many things to do at the school from sports (Texas High School Football...nuff said) to Academics (tons of AP classes), to Air Force JROTC (Distinguished Unit) to Band (awesome)....the list goes on. The community is great and I highly recommend SCUCISD.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2011
I think this school has excellent opportunities for students if they chose to participate. My daughter did well, but could have stayed in all the AP classes and done even better. That was her mistake. The only problem I ever had with this school was with one of the teachers who teaches journalism and year book. I was shocked at my daughter's graduation to see all the students with over 100 hs averages. If your kid is either good at academics or sports they can excell here. My daughter graduated with a high B and didn't study much. Still, compated to most public schools, this school is way above average. No gang fights and other nonsense.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Steele is a good school, my son is a senior and is doing well there. I do however have a problem with the emphasis that is put on football, and for that matter athletics. There is definite favoritism going on with the "popular" kids getting priority no matter their grades, or behavior. The basketball coaching staff are very unforgiving of the less popular kids and all forgiving of the popular. Coach Hubbard & Coach Mitchell haven't got a clue, they do not appear to striving for excellence just participation.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2010
As a student that just graduated it's a great school. The teaching staff is incredible particularly the social studies, english, fine arts and upper level math teachers. The only problems that I ever ran into were because of the sheer amount of students at the school. The number can result in a sometimes overwhelmed counseling staff, but even still they make sure to get you what you need. Mrs. Vann, while tough, is a fantastic teacher to have and will set you up for multiple courses thoughout your high school career. Mrs. Pape, Ms. Vargas, and Mrs. Stadtmueller; some of the best teachers you'll find. They're all three extremely supportive, try your best to get them. Mr. Kaeser, quite possibly the coolest/most interesting teacher I've ever had. While some didn't enjoy his teaching method for AP/Dual Credit gov't and economics it's a very succesful method. It's a really awesome school.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 01, 2010
Steele is a lot of things, as i will explain. The military base is right down the road from the school, and i would say 98% of the people (Students and Teachers) have some affiliation with the military. This makes for a VERY competitive atmosphere. The top ten for the class of 2012 is finished at about a 98, and with a number 1 of about 105. Take all the pre-ap and AP classes, this is where the good kids are, and the behavior problems are few and far between. I like the extracurricular side of the school too. Steele is dominating in all their clubs and organizations including a state winning band, nationally recognized ROTC program, phenomenal sports teams, mainly football, volleyball, and GIRLS basketball. Do not get involved with the administration including the principle and vice principals! GO KNIGHTS!

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2010
My child has attended Byron P. Steele High School for four years. I have to say the staff gives its students hands-on assistance whenever needed and offers personalized attention to each student. It's a big, modern school with a very diverse student body. There are so many academic and extracurricular programs from which to choose. My kids have loved attending Steele, and we are very happy they were able to attend such a fine school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2010
This school might look good on the outside, but its teachers and standards are below par. Although Steele does excel in sports, they place way too much emphasis on their sports and not nearly enough on academics. The school may look nice, but it is extremely overcrowded, it's supposed to hold 1500 students and it has 2200 students, and it continues to grow. My daughter became distressed when she didn't feel like she was getting any attention from the teachers, and certain programs are underfunded and overlooked.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 27, 2009
Steele is an amazing school and I love every minute of attending it! I think that the teachers do an excellent job of teaching, the staff is great, and the extracurricular activities are very successful! :) And whoever that was that talked about underwater basket weaving, I'm in band too and kudos to you :D.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Steele High School has offered everything my children need as far as learning environment and extracurricular activities. The band has played at Carnegie Hall and the Sugar Bowl. The staff is friendly and helpful. Go Knights!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
I attend Steele and think it's great. There is something here for everyone. The school is quiteunique and a but odd because although it's placed in the farm country, it seems totally different once inside. Not to mention the inside looks amazing.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2009
As far as extracuriculars go, Steele is an excellent school to attend. Wheter you are interested in atletic, fine arts, or underwater basket weaving, Steele has someting for just about everyone to do. (So, maybe we don't have underwater basket weaving yet.) Our programs are top-notch, and each area has come home with many awards and recognitions. However, I find that core subjects and how the actual classes are run needs work. It is often the teachers, not the rowdy students, who cause the vicious cycle that leads to the student-teacher tention. My teachers are often so focused on attempting to quiet my misbehaving peers that they are unable to properly teach us. Teachers are also unequipped when handleing these students, resulting in some students taking advantage of teachers and having the teachers, in turn, simply give up, resulting in no teaching whatsoever in some cases.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 08, 2009
A huge disappointment! This school focuses on 'passing the buck'. Incompetant counseling staff. Extremely unorganized. Staff does a terrible job with communicating with the parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
Lack in programs based on need. Passing students not qualified to enter the job force or higher levels of education, this I believe applies to students who have difficulty with academics. Helping to provide guidance and work to set goals, have hurt my kids more than helped them.

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February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2009
Could be better....could be worse. I would not choose another school district over this one at the moment. Just praying for my 10th graders to make it out with a diploma!

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January 29, 2009
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December 06, 2008
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October 27, 2008
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September 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 26, 2008
steele is a great school that has proven itself time and time agian during its short existence, both athleticly and academicly. Every one of our sports teams has received some kind of recognition. the school is clean and in good working order. all of the teachers there are amazing, but ill list the top 3: 1. coach glunt 2. mrs. miller 3. mr. Grier. these are the teachers that i will remember throughout my life and i am proud to be part of the first FULL graduating class of 2009. Paul K

- submitted by a student
July 31, 2008
Steele high is the best school ever! i am a senior and i think the teachers are very nice and this school is very pretty.the staff are very friendly and the coaches are amazing here. so if you come here, this is a great school!!!~tiffany miller~12th grade

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January 21, 2008
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2007
Steele is a beautiful High School. I am thrilled that they offer a vast range of extracurricular activities. I am impressed with the counselors and staff. My only recommendation for Steele and other schools in the district is a program that welcomes new students to the area, so that they are not left trying to make themselves fit into preexisting cliques, especially since this is a military environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
Steele is a wonderful school and I've really enjoyed working with most of the teachers. Steele offers great variety extracurricular activities as well as many tutoring opportunities for students needing a bit more help. Be aware of the 'Hard-line' approach taken by some administrators and staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
As apart of the first graduation class of steele high i only went there for two years. In those two years at the school it was one of the greatest experience of my life.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
Steele is a wonderful school! The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. It was a little scary moving from a small town to SA area, but this school made it easy. We enjoyed the school spirit and sporting events. The district has quickly established a rivalry between the other district H.S. Clemens. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
This is a beautiful new school (opened fall 2006) and it IS NOT as entrenched in the Texas HS Football mentality as the older schools. My freshman son plays soccer and is in all honors classes at Steele. I am pleased with his teachers, classes and the activities at Steele.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2006
Though this school is state-of-the-art, and I'm proud my children are attending here, as the saying goes - High School in Texas means one thing - Football! I don't subscribe to this thinking, only to know that Steele is just like the others When you see good kids bust their @$$ in class and on the field and still not get a fair shot, whereas others who fail 50 percent of their subjects still shine in the eyes of the coaches. This isn't happening just with football, but since the head football coach is the Athletic Director also ...

- submitted by a staff
June 28, 2006
If you haven't met the principle at Steele---parents it is a must before sending your kids to this school. Mrs Peveto is a Great woman! Good school and friendly staff.

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April 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
Steele is a good school and I really enjoy it but some teachers need to learn manners and how not to be rude to the students.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2005
Great new school first year is off to a great start! Go knights!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
Steele High School is off and running. The parents, faculty, and students are excited of the beginning yet another successful tradition in the Schertz Cibolo-Universal City School Districts. The faculty has been wonderful and the first week of school was a great success! Academically, the curriculum set for these students is exceptional! We continue to look forward to a great year. Also, their fine arts department is second to none and the Athletic Coaching Staff is filled with talent!

- submitted by a parent
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Byron P Steele Ii High School
1300 Farm to Market 1103, Cibolo, TX  78108
(210) 619-4000
Last modified Byron P Steele Ii High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Byron P Steele Ii High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top