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About This School

Cypress Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Clermont. The principal of Cypress Ridge Elementary School is Ms. Kathy Cantwell, whose e-mail is cantwellk@lake.k12.fl.us. 605 children attend Cypress Ridge Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.6% of the Cypress Ridge Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 22% of the 605 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cypress Ridge Elementary School is 15:1. Clermont Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 57%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.04%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 57%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Way to go Cypress Ridge! Our 3rd and 4th grade students just took 1st and 2nd place respectively at the Lake County STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Bowl. Our school-wide focus on the integration of STEM is really paying off with noticable gains in problem solving cooperative teamwork and critical thinking. It is a privilege to be able to work with such outstanding students. Thank you to our new principal for supporting this effort.

  • (6 months ago)

    Thanks to the 'common core' and a new principal this school isn't the 'best' anymore. I fear for the kids when the principal does not understand basic child development in that children NEED recess. Free play is integral to the proper development of children. PE does not equal free play. In addition thanks to the common core teachers have no time to actually instill a love of learning in students. I had to laugh at the other parent below who calls this place militant. I call it the 'internment camp' and actually feel sorry for my poor child because they get no enjoyment from school. It's all about the standardized tests. Sad!

  • (8 months ago)

    CRES is a wonderful magnet STEM school full of very dedicated and very experienced teachers. I am pleased to say that the new principal is making very positive forward- thinking decisions especially concerning technology. I defiinitely saw the bar raised at this years STEM night. I would like to see better internal communication not only between grade levels for the SAIL program but also between school and after school activities to reduce schedule conflicts. Better coordination between teachers and the after school care is an important issue that I would like to see addressed in the upcoming months. Parent involvement continues to be a key factor in helping the students succeed in this A rated school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Cypress Ridge Elementary is raising the bar when it comes to education. The new principal is by far a FUTURE FOWARD THINKER. I am proud to have my son attend such an amazing school with the HIGHEST OF STANDARDS and QUALITY education. The teachers and staff are EXCEPTIONAL and dedicated to providing great leadership and valuable education to all students. Thank you CRES for embracing change and making CRES A TRUE MAGNET school with a focus on Science Math and Technology.

  • (11 months ago)

    We used to LOVE CRES until this year.... They hired a new principal who doesn't like children. Runs things very militant like it's some sort of correctional facility. He took away recess and the kids are not allowed to eat lunch with their friends. They have to sit in a single file line alphabetically! Absolutely NO reason why children shouldn't be allowed to eat lunch with their friends.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cypress Ridge Elementary was the best experience for my children. My family had a child in the school for a total of 9 consecutive years While the building is very old the smaller student body and the excellent teachers make more than up for that. Perhaps the state of Florida will fund education more than the lottery. The school teachers and supporting staff bring out the best in each student. Being a magnet math and science school the computer and science skills my children learned put them two years ahead of other schools. I'm not familiar with any elementary schools students doing 3 dissections power point presentations. What's best is the children also learned about community service programs. Through food drives and quilts to books they helped others becoming better citizens of the future. Our family was so blessed by what the school had it will always bring us fond memories when we drive by or rememeber when.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had the same experience as the previous person i believe my children attended to the same Christian School and i have nothing but the worst experience there. Last year they move to Cypress Ridge what a blessing after many conferences with the Principal teachers and psychologist we were able to determine that my daughter has ADHD it was a rough year but the support I had from the teachers was and still amazing Thank you Cypress Ridge there is not enough words to express how grateful we are. Best School

  • (2 years ago)

    What a blessing to be in Cypress Ridge my kids came from a private Christian school in the area the worst experience ever but this year they were accepted to Cypress Ridge I have nothing but good comments. The principal and the teachers are well prepared and qualified they are a total blessing in all the ways they are always involve in each kid's education the communication betwen teachers and parents is great I never missed anything my children love it. The after school care is perfect they have assisted homework it help me a lot after a long day from work the library and their programs to incentive the children to read is awesome. All I can say is Cypress Ridge is really winning the lottery. Thank you Cypress Ridge

  • (3 years ago)

    Cypress Ridge. This is the best dedicated school with loving caring staff. My 2 boys have be going to this school since kindergarden. My oldest is entering 5th grade. I cannot say enough about the leadership the anti bullying policy. This school is awesome. My youngest son has a speach issue. Mrs. Carson is the best oh totally makes my kids feel special. Great ideas for helping them get over there hurddles. KUDOS my hat off to you.. I totally recommend this school. Iam glad they changed the principle this year. the last seamed to be not very envolved with the familys. Welcome Mrs Cantwell..

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so thrilled to have my two children attending Cypress Ridge. They are getting a quality education in a well run school. It is as close as you can get to having a private school education (which my oldest child did get for 4 years) but yet still be a public school. The communication between the administration teachers and parents is incredible.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughters have gone to school at Cypress Ridge for these past two years. I have nothing but positive remarks to make in regards to their education. The teachers staff librarian principal and assistance principals have been fantastic. They thoroughly encourage children to learn through academics and personal growth. Well done Cypress Ridge and thank you.

  • (4 years ago)

    My two kids have gone here for the past three years and done the S.A.I.L. program. The teachers work so well together and they have such excellent communication with families. This is the third school we have gone to in Clermont and by far the best of the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    CRES has provided my daughters with an awesome education and a caring and nurturing environment. I could not have asked for a better start to their education!

  • (4 years ago)

    Cypress Ridge Elementary is an amazing close-knit school filled with a caring staff who strive for excellence.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is such an awesome school. My children have had wonderful experiences and the science program is great. My oldest in 10 grade is still keeping up on high scores follow by 2 middle schooler and one still there. The best teachers who are always willing to help and nurture the children in the classes. We love attending cres. Way to go staff and children...........

  • (4 years ago)

    Everything!!! The teachers the Principal the community involvement and of course Family Walk Night! Cypress Ridge Elementary School is the BEST!

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are fabulous - Parental involvement is high and top notch! Love this school - My oldest just finished 6 years and my youngest just started Kindergarten and looking forward to staying for a long long time.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teacher's go out of their way to ensure that the students are educated and cared for. They take time with the parents and never make one feel they are intruding on their turf. It is a true symbiotic relationship between parent/teacher/admin/support staff and student. Everyone wins at CRES!

  • (4 years ago)

    Has excellant and caring teachers that are eager to see the students succeed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cypress Ridge is an amazing school for the parent and teacher involvement. The teachers really care and try to go above and beyond the basics. Both my children love it!

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