Cypress Lake High School

6750 Panther Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 481-2233
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1472 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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53%
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64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
85%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cypress Lake High School is a public high school in Sanibel. The principal of Cypress Lake High School is MS. TRACY PERKINS, who can be contacted at TracyAP@leeschools.net. 1,472 children attend Cypress Lake High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Cypress Lake High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 1,472 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cypress Lake High School is 19:1. Florida SouthWestern Collegiate HS-Lee 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 45%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 15%
Hispanic 21% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 65%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Great school a little behind on what is school appropriate. Awesome teachers and efficient getting students to class .

  • (1 year ago)

    Very large and very disorganized. Administration seems complacent. Some very nice well qualified faculty but not nearly enough of those to offer quality education. Books are out dated and in bad shape. How about 4 pages of Algebra printed on 1 sheet of paper to save a buck? They need to improve on organization communication and better budget.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from this school and my son is currently a student in the Visual Arts program. I admit that when I was a student I hated the school and everything about it but have come to realize how lucky I was to attend CLHS. It was and still is one of the highest scored / rated schools in the area for academics and now as a "Center for the Arts " the school will allow my son to focus on learning about something he loves as well as to explore and develop his talent. The teachers in the Visual Arts Department truly love art and their dedication to their students is obvious. The kids are encouraged to expand their cultural horizons and explore their abilities as well as to develop critical thinking skills.

  • (4 years ago)

    My oldest son when to Cypress and had a fantastic experience. He is presently in a very high end math/science program at one of the top universities in the country where he says Cypress gave him the tools to succeed at a very high level. The staff faculty and principal are all excellent. Having raised four children the principal is the most involved principal of any I have seen. She is a gem of a person who cares for her school and every student. I am still amazed how she seems to know every students name without hesitation!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm reviewing because of the question of the day which is How Important is A Principal to A School? This school could be great but the Principal is a non entity. She is very uninvolved save for a few annual events. Most of the students wouldn't know her if they ran into her at the grocery store. Some of the teacher have great dedication and ideas but they are not encouraged by the principal. In fact just the oposite. I feel a change of administration would really help this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing and I loved it!!!! I highly recommend it to everyone! No matter what you like to do Cypress is the place for you!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter had very dedicated teachers when she was a student there. She was inspired to reach far because her left and right brain received stimulation not just the left brain as is often done in public education environments.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is now in her senior year and has loved every minute at Cypress. She is in the vocal program and has felt encouraged and nurtured every step of the way.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have a phemonial proghram covering all the arts

  • (6 years ago)

    I Love This School! My Soon Attends As A Sophomore And Is Very Active On Their Baseball Team And Even With His Busy Schedule His Teachers Are Very Understanding And Allow Him Time When He's Late with His Work. The Enviornment Is Very Learning Focused And The Other Students Are All Friendly. Cliques Aren't An Issue At All Here. Its By Far The Best!

  • (7 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Cypress Lake High School and truly had the best High School experience i could have asked for you as the student decide how much you would like to get out of it. Friendly atmosphere passionate staff and loads of ways to get involved. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

  • (7 years ago)

    It is important as a student to go to a school that you feel comfortable in and that is not judgmental. I feel that people are more accepting here and there are so many different types of students that the norm is not normal. I am in the Visual Arts program and the environment is great. The teachers are excellent instructors and I am lucky to have chosen this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like Cypress Lake High school. It has a really nice atmosphere. Most of the cliques aren't ironclad and people get along no matter what group they belong to. Whether you are in the Center or not you are treated the same by the teachers and the students around you. Most of the teachers are actually dedicated to teaching the students what they have to learn. Overall it is a really good school with a great environment and I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cypress Lake High School is truly a wonderful school. It is on top of acedemics has the best attendence record in Lee County and cares about nothing more than making sure that their students succeed. The atmosphere is unique for it's students are unique. The student population is made up of so many differernt ethnic backgrounds. The teachers are unique for they care about the students succeeding. Extracurricular actitivites are endless our motto is for students to get involved. Graduation time at Cypress Lake is a very tearful and emotional time for both the students and the teachers. I have been with Mrs. Perkins for her four years here and I must say that she is one of the best principles in Lee County. She trusts her students. This is her life and she gives everything towards it. Cypress Lake is the high school to choose.

  • (8 years ago)

    The atmosphere is very demoralizing. There are other schools in this area that have great administrators. Fort Myers High is recommended.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school not as academically challenging as IB But variety of art programs and great teachers makes up for it.

  • (9 years ago)

    I really like this school. Overall great teachers students academics and everything. Great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has been here for three years now and is doing okay; not great. The first two years the teachers in FCAT subject classes only taught how to pass the FCAT. Yet the FCAT doesn't prepare you for college one iota. The English program here is very disappointing. Something has also happened with Ms. Perkins the principal. Seems her attention this year is not on the kids or academics the way it was when she first came on board. We liked her the way she was prior to this year.

  • (11 years ago)

    The Cypress Lake Center for the Arts is the only thing keeping it alive coinsiding to a few small sports programs. The teachers as a whole could improve. All I can hope for is the music program to improve and some higher scores from the school on SATs the FCAT and other standard tests.

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