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9-12
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Cypress, CA
Students enrolled: 2,644
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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9801 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630

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(714) 220-4144
(714) 220-4174
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November 23, 2014
Graduated from this school and honestly. I hated it. They didnt prepare me for college. And whenever i asked a teacher for help they would block me off. Teachers there dont care about their students. The dress code rule was rediculous. I wasnt even allowed to wear shorts in 90 degree weather. The school doesnt have much creativty. They dont have events during school or lunch. Sadly i wasnt allowed to transfer to Los Alamitos either. I was in the sports program for song. Sadly i have to say that even though i was in their song it was very bad. Coach didnt care much about us and i have to say its like that for every sport at that school. Division 3 -divison 5 in all sports just made the school look terrible. School didnt prepare me for college.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2012
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

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2012
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.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
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.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2011
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.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
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'.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
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

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2009
. 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

- submitted by a student
no rating September 23, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2009
Graet school supported strongly by the parents and community.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 05, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2008
Teachers were great. Food was disgusting.

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2007
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.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 17, 2006
This is a great school with exellent teachers, and many great programs available for the students to participate in.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
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.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2005
The quality of this school's academic programs is great! There are all kinds of elective you can take and join. For example, drama and football are completely different, but each you the same thing: unity. The parent involvement is encouraged and keeps the students pleased that their family is getting involved in their education.

- submitted by a former student
March 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 20, 2004
My Son is a Sophmore in Cypress, in this school the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. He is a great example of a leader Thank you for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '

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June 28, 2004
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January 21, 2004
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August 19, 2003
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Cypress High School
9801 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA  90630
(714) 220-4144
Last modified Cypress High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cypress High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top