School Details

Cypress Springs Elementary School

10401 Cypress Springs Parkway, Orlando, FL 32825
(407) 249-6950
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 734 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
58%
58%
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56%
57%

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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
67%
63%
70%
61%
61%
85%
56%
53%

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.
91%
79%
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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
58%
56%
72%
62%
61%
70%
57%
54%

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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cypress Springs Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Cypress Springs Elementary School is MRS. RUTHIE HANIFF. 734 children attend Cypress Springs Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 15% of the Cypress Springs Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 734 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cypress Springs Elementary School is 15:1. Andover Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Hispanic 45% 36%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 30%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 42%
Limited English proficiency 15% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Very nice newer facility. Overall excellent staoff but showing the same signs of burnout and stress most teachers with today's restrictions and limitations all public school teachers are encountering have which is reflected in their students. Unfortunately they must follow the new Common Core standards that severely limit children's education to what will be on the test. There is also no regular recess for all grades forcing many children to spend their entire day in structured activity with no free play and limited opportunities to learn important communication and negotiation lessons children get with unstructured play. The school breakfast/lunch program is the same highly processed pretty dreadful food that all children in Orange County get.

  • (10 months ago)

    Cypress Springs Elementary is a pretty good school. Unfortunately the receptionist staff is not very good with the phone usage. Calls are dropped or go unanswered. Staff is constantly unavailable or wont return calls. The teachers are exempt who do a great job contacting parents. The current receptionist staff from 2012 - 2014 is difficult to deal with. Unable to separate personal feelings from their professional behavior. Or this school needs to fix their phone lines cant get in contact with the staff our children.

  • (1 year ago)

    es una exelente escuela muy buenos maestros se preocupan por los resultados academicos de los estudiantes hasta si los ni os se estan alimentando correctamente.en general es una exelente escuela.

  • (1 year ago)

    muy buena escuela maestros exelente la principal es muy buena persona y sobre todo una escuela muy limpia

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great! It is definitely above average. They keep it neat and clean. The staff is helpful and nice. The kids that go there are nice and caring as well. All the kids get along and they help each other regardless of their age. I like having my daughter in this school because it is an active school that keeps the parents involved in everything. So many activities for the kids and the parents!

  • (5 years ago)

    CSES is an excellant school. My 2 older sons attended through 5th grade and now I have a Kindergartener there. This school has always provided the safest school environment and academic excellance is its top prioity. From administrator to teachers to kitchen staff to custodial staff CS eminates confidence in their students and it shows. My daughter is in good hands.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love CSE because the staff there is amazing! The level of communication support and involvement is outstanding. They strive to achieve excellence and push the students to do more each day all in a very loving way.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and adminsitration are awesome. They care about my daughter have fun teaching and make learning exciting! They are involoved in the school activities and my daughter loves CSE! In fact when I talk to the high school students who went to CSE even they speak highly of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child's school has the best parent involvement!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teaschers and staff are very freindly and are always doing new and fun things for the students

  • (7 years ago)

    This year has been trying for me I don't believe they have the best of the best teacher's getting the kids ready for fcat for 3rd grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    my son can not be hapier. The group of teachers counselors and therapist are a blessing!

  • (7 years ago)

    My sons have had wonderful experiences at Cypress Springs. We moved to this neighborhood just for the school and every day we are glad we did. The staff and teachers are genuinely concerned about our children and work very hard to ensure their success in the classroom. With all of the bad things we hear about schools these days it is so nice to be able to thank and praise the dedicated professionals at CSE.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am extremely pleased with my daughter's Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Hilgen she seems to be very involved with each and every child. She is also very informative and keeps all parents updated on recent and upcoming events and the progress of your child. My daughter has unfortunately been quite sick this year and Mrs. Hilgen has made an effort to keep her up to speed and shown her genuine concern. I would highly recommend Cypress Springs Elementary.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved out of the district because we weren't happy here. This school does not meet the needs of gifted children.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had the opportunity to send my two children to Cypress Springs. It is a wonderful school. The teachers are all top notch. They welcome parental involvement and those that are involved are very dedicated. If you have questions or concerns the staff is always willing to listen and work with you. The Kindergarten team is especially outstanding!

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids go to Cypress Spring Elementary they have a great staff and they help my soon to achieve the goals he was never able to do before at other school. I am very happy with his teacher Ms. Bonfante and the rest of the staff. their job is dedicated 100% to the kids best school with teachers like that kids have a better chance of being successful. Thanks!

  • (8 years ago)

    We chose to stay in Cypress Springs in order to keep my child(ren) in this great school. I would like to say that for a Florida school in a school system that rarely gets recognized this happens to be one notch above any other school I have been a part of or have had witness to. the leadership truly cares about the community the children and the parents. I have had zero complaints and nothing but praise for the teachers I have had the pleasure to know. Mrs Hilgen Mrs Seal Mrs Labonno and Mrs Forster are all first rate. It is an honor to know each and to entrust to provide my children the opportunity to learn from. Great job CSES! Keep up the great work!

  • (9 years ago)

    Consistently an A school and they continue their well rounded curriculum with music art PE and computers. My daughter is in Kindergarten and has recess everyday. She loves it! I don't like that all the classrooms are trailers and the hallways are open. Anyone could walk of the street and wander the hallways. Each classroom has it's own bathroom and the doors remain locked so I suppose it's as safe as any school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Cypress Springs Elementary School is a Great school. My daughter is in 1st grade in Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Whetzel's class as a team they both do an outstanding job teaching the kids. I have notice that some parents are driving too fast in the school back parking off to the side of drop off and pick up area this is makes this an unsafe issue. I have talk to the school Office and the PTA on this issue.

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