School Details

Cypress High School

9801 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-4144
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2644 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anaheim Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cypress High School is a public high school in Cypress. The principal of Cypress High School is Jodie Wales, who can be contacted at wales_j@auhsd.us. 2,644 children attend Cypress High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Cypress High School students have "limited English proficiency." 33% of the 2,644 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Cypress High School is 25:1. Oxford Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Filipino 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 15%
Asian 28% 11%
Hispanic 23% 59%
Unspecified 15% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 32678%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 52%
Limited English proficiency 5% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Der Sir/ Madam Thank your for your response. As I mentioned in my previous mail I need to admit my daughter to your school in the next school year. Please advise me in this regard. My daughter s GPA is not very good at this point of time but certainly it can be upgraded if she is in a better school environment. Thanks. Donald Kaluwadevage

  • (3 years ago)

    This high school was a great high school. I loved it there. the teachers were awesome and the principle was just as great. They were very educational there and helpful even when you don't attend their school anymore. They're also very friendly. The student's were just great. And the principle tried to be as fair as possible. I would be very happy to send my children to this school. And i would be honored if they did. Because I went to this school myself.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a 8th grader who wants to go to Cypress high can some one give me some updates if this school is great or not.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think this school is great I'm in choir and we have lots of performances . One every 2 months! Most everyone is friendly and the teachers are great. I can't see the effects of budget cuts anywhere besides some supplies. Sports are not suffering either they are great. Teachers are also really good they challenge us and the ones I got this year are great.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a fairly regular substitute teacher at Cypress HS. Budget cuts have forced the cancellation of some programs but overall this is a school with a dedicated core of teachers and the Administration is staunchly in favor of a high quality learning culture.

  • (3 years ago)

    Most of these review are old. Things have changed. Theatre is gone. Sports are struggling. There is no money to support programs. Tension is high so patience is thin for teachers admin & students. Everything is "teach to the test" to show high ratings while individual attention is almost non-existent. Classroom size is too high (35-40) so even great teachers can't find the time to help. Many good teachers don't agree with the principal so have moved to other schools. There is no money for coaches so sports have gone down hill. The racial division has grown with about 50% asian so that seems to have caused less parental involvement. I don't see things changin anytime soon.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currentlt enrolled at cypress. The School is great. all the teachers care about you and are all willing to help all students any way they can. Dr. Carpenter is a really good at what he does. He makes sure that the students and teachers are do what they need to do. Like he allways says 'Keep is simple'.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like Cypress High School because the teachers help us learn and they want us to be good in our education and they care deeply about us

  • (5 years ago)

    . I currently attend this awesome school.By the way they do have a theater program and if the principal didnt care less then why is he there... He also is a good principal because he enforces the dress code and also us parents want our kids to have an education .... he wants the teachers to teach.... he comes into 2 of my classes every day and asks one of the students what they are learning about.. If thats not a caring principal then I don't know who is

  • (5 years ago)

    Cypress has been in the top 6 percent of the country. It's a school with great academics and an awesome principal. Dr. Ben Carpenter has been there for i think six years now.and i'm just really loving Cypress.

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently attend cypress and i dont enjoy it one bit. there is no theatre program. yeah. the principal could care less about the students. dont send your kids here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Graet school supported strongly by the parents and community.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cypress is ranked #8 in Orange County and # 1 in the State of Calif. SAT testing. And what can we say about the sports program but I think it is the BEST. So with academic being up there and with the sports program being pretty good over all the school I think should of been ranked higher in Orange County. And I am glad my kids both go there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a Senior at Cypress High School and have very little to say about it that isn't good. Program are well organized the staff is dedicated and I know that becasue of this school I have been better prepared to enter the real world.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers were great. Food was disgusting.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son who is now a junior in collage attended El Segundo High School. El Segundo s School District and especially High School is second to none in every aspect. When we moved to OC and my daughter entered Cypress High I had my concerns. Four years ago I considered it a good school but not in the same category as El Segundo High. However over the past four years Cypress has made great strides due to the diligent efforts of the Administration and Faculty of the school. Cypress is now on par academically with El Segundo High. and the school staff has impressed me even more than El Segundo s staff. This schools counseling department is very caring and because of the efforts of the teachers counselors and Principle my daughter has had a positive and rewarding educational experience. I feel she has been properly prepared to matriculate to the University level.

  • (7 years ago)

    Daughter is graduating this year. Must say Cypress has been a great experience for us all. Very impressed with the Principal and his commitment to his students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I recently attended Los Alamitos High School. Things there were pretty bad. I had enough and chose to go to Cypress High. What a difference. The school is very welcoming. The kids aren't at all as harsh and segregated as they are at Los Al. The students are full of school spirit. They all dress up on school spirit days and they're all pumped up for the assemblies. Cypress is also very well managed. The principle may be hard on kids but he keeps everyone in line and the school's a very safe place to be. Not to mention Cypress High is now a California Distinguished School and earned a very high ranking with their test scores recently.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school with exellent teachers and many great programs available for the students to participate in.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am currently a sophmore at Cypress High. The pricipal is strict which isn't always a good thing.We're teenagers so naturally we are going to rebel against this new principal that is 100 times more strict than the one we had before him.

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