School Details

Cypress Elementary School

10055 Sweet Bay Court, New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 774-4500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 772 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
54%
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62%
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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
72%
77%
81%

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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
52%
56%
60%
61%
61%
48%
52%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cypress Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Port Richey. The principal of Cypress Elementary School is MS. JEANNE L KRAPFL and can be contacted at JKRAPFL@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 772 students go to Cypress Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Cypress Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 772 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cypress Elementary School is 13:1. Chasco Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 66%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 53%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Cypress Elementary has been an absolute nightmare for my children and for me to deal with. The standing VP for the last several years is condescending when speaking to parents and intimidates children. I had to remove both of my children from Cypress due to frequent staff changes and inappropriate conduct with my children.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been at Cypress for 7 years and are very happy with the academic and social aspects. We have 3 children and are extremely happy. Two of our children have special needs and the staff is amazing with their care! We would recommend this school fully.

  • (3 years ago)

    this is our 3rd year at cypress with my older daughter. due to where we live she was transferred for her needs for some of her individual educational plan goals and our zoned school does not allow this. i only wish the district would allow her sister to go to this school as well. this is a wonderful school and I am currently trying to find a place to rent in the zone for cypress so that both girls may finish out their elementary education in this school. it has exceeded my expectations in every area and all of the staff is more than willing to help out where needed and to top it off the volunteer program is absolutely wonderful!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our first year at cypress elementary school my child is in kindergarden and is very happy and excelling beyond my expectations. I was skeptical about this school from reading past parent reviews and am happy to report to all prospective parents that this is a great school!! We are very happy with the staff and other students. The staff is friendly and are there to help our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three children at this school. We were previously a private school family but the curriculum and standards at this school are higher than what we found in the private schools my kids attended. The Principal and assistant principal are both beyond wonderful and we have not yet had a bad teacher. If this is my option to paying tuition I would rather support the teachers with my volunteer time and financial support than pay tuition. Love Cypress Elementary and my kids are very happy and doing well. A+ school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our second time with Cypress our children attended 15 years ago and now my granchildren. The school is one of the best elementary schools in pasco county. The leadership of Mrs. Love and Mr. Papa is exceptional. the teachers and the staff really go out of their way to make you feel like part of a big family. If you want to know how your children are progressing the school is very easy to communicate with.

  • (5 years ago)

    We Love this school. I have my second child in this school and as the 1st time around it nothing short of exceptional. The teachers are great the principles are very involved.....they remembered me from the last time around 2 years ago. They seem to know all the students and parents. They are very involved. The whole staff and school deserve the 'A' rating they received

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been a part of the Cypress family for 6+ years. Cypress is a wonderful school. There were times when I thought differently but after moving my son to Longleaf Elementary for 5th grade I realized what a wonderful school Cypress is. It is just like family. The principals know every student and every parent it seems. The front office staff is very attentive and eager to help. The teachers truly care about their students. I am sorry to hear some other feel they had a 'not so nice' experience at Cypress but I can say from experience...the grass is not always greener...!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am appalled by this school's lack of leadership and confidentiality when it comes to students. It was a fight for me to receive information about my son's progress during the school year! Choose another school...

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been in this school for 3 weeks and it has been a fight since the beginning. The communication is horrible and the teachers yell at the students and don't get me started about the front office staff. If you have a choice stay away from this C rated school

  • (6 years ago)

    My son was at this school from Dec until school year end last year. We never received anything the last day of school whether he passed or failed. Today was his first day back and now we receive the end of the year stuff from last year? That benefits us how? Things are running a little or lot backwards at this school. In the paper work I receive a report card summer events registration time and date after fighting all summer to find out when as well as a school supply list once school has already begun. The school needs to readdress how it is handling things. Absolutely none of this information is beneficial now. It would have been highly beneficial at the school year end!

  • (8 years ago)

    Cypress is an excellent child focused school with a heavy team focus. The school is like one big family. Everyone is there because they care about each other and the children.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has gone to a few different schools. by far this is the worst school she has ever gone to. the teachers are mean they often yell at students they do not encourage parent involvement. only 5 girls in her class the rest boys.

  • (9 years ago)

    awesome school great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers great princepal and asst. princepal.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers have the students work in groups as well as alone. I think it really helps them learn. My daughter is in 2nd grade and already on a 3rd grade reading level. She was reading chapter books in the beginning of 1st grade. Everyone at the school cares about the safety and progress of every student from janitors to the principal. My daughter is going there through the school choice plan and will stay until she goes on to middle school. The parent involvement could be better but with economy and most parents both working it is hard for the parents. As for extracurricular activities there are enoughm art and music are wonderful. Any they have plenty of family nights to keep everyone involved.

  • (9 years ago)

    Cypress on the whole is a wonderful school. It is filled with a mixture of teaching styles which accomidated different students. The community feeling that is felt by parents students and teachers is unbeatable.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is great. There is a large ammount of volunteers both parents and community people. They really care about the kids and their education. They are A+.

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