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Steele Elementary School9

Colorado Springs, CO | El Paso County

September 24, 2014


Awesome school! My kids love it. They have both excelled in their reading, writing, and math. The parents participate very actively and the culture is very open minded. Fortunately, they still focus on art and music as well as the primary subjects, so the students receive a very well rounded education. We are very pleased with Steele.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2014


Way too political. His teacher made him go up to the chalk board and write who he would vote for PRESIDENT... THIS WAS AFTER THE TEACHER WENT UP TO THE BOARD AND WROTE HER CHOICE AS OBAMA!!! Disgusting, there is no plausible explanation whay the teacher would do this. We tried to talk to administration and we were stone walled. The teacher was never disciplined, nor was any action EVER taken. We have heard multiple other stories like this from other parents. Unfortunately when a TENURED D-11 teacher is disciplined, there will be NO RAMIFICATIONS.... If you want your child BRAINWASHED in progressive thinking, then STEELE is the school for you!

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2012


A safe school and seems to have a good program and dedicated teachers. Doesn't seem to be on the ball when it comes to children with learning issues, but overall a good solid school. PTA is very active.

Submitted by a parent

November 14, 2010


Transferred my kindergartner from T___r to Steele. Entering Steele, my kid's standardized tests were horrible. Three weeks later all but one of his scores are above the scheduled standard. I noticed a big difference in his knowledge of letters and words soon after starting at Steele. I attribute this mostly to the school. I'm impressed. One thing I didn't like about T___r's splitting the kindergarten class was that the selection criteria (by enrollment date) looked, at least to me, geared to get the lower performing kids into the new kindergarten class. Cold hearted introduction to the harsh world IMHO.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2010


Caring, professional and dedicated teachers, great PTA make this school function excellently. My kids are happy and learning!

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2010


Steele Elementary prepared my daughter for her school career. She's in high school now and thriving. I believe that the caring and dedicated teachers at Steele Elementary played a vital part in her strong willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed.

Submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010


Steele Elementary is a fabulous school. A real neighborhood (community school (not kiss and drop) perfect size. Great experienced teachers (20 plus years!), great traditions (the 5th grade class does a Shakespere prodection each year) Great families, resources and support. Excellent cirriculum. Great music, art, phy. ed programs as well. This school is a true community where kids build roots and friendships that will last forever.

Submitted by a parent

June 11, 2008


The school and instruction is excellent. Parent involvement is substantial; however, I feel left out as a working parent who cannot chit chat before and after school and or attend meetings which are scheduled during the day. Getting information and feeling involved is hard. That said my kids are thriving and getting the quality education that we want. Great library!

Submitted by a parent

May 1, 2006


Our daughter is thriving in the 1st grade program at this school. Her teacher is wonderful, and the emphasis on world culture and the arts is great. Parent involvement is very good, and the library and school activities are nicely well-rounded. I also like the small size of the school itself and the lovely 'neighborhood' environment.

Submitted by a parent

August 18, 2005


Steele is one of the best elementary schools in the district and the state. My daughter has attended Steele since kindergarten and in entering 4th grade this year. Overall, the teaching staff is very skilled. Many have been working at Steele for over a decade. New teachers energize the group with great ideas that are welcomed and implemented. Test scores are high school wide year after year. The level of parent involvement is almost 100%. An amazing feat for a school. Kids come ready to learn--and all children are welcome. Teachers are encouraged to diversify instruction to meet each child at his/her level. The school offers before and after school enrichment activities in addition to PE, Music, and Art. We have been very please with the school and would recommend it to anyone. Many of the children who attend are permitted in from other neighborhoods.

Submitted by a parent

August 12, 2005


Great teachers, but ... A victim of its own success, it has too many students per teacher, and too chaotic a system of permitting kids into it. Great parental involvement, but ... It's hard to say where all the money goes that the PTA has the kids raise through cookie-dough sales and so forth.

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