My daughters attended this school & truly enjoyed it. They are now in middle & high school and still talk about their days at Cypress. They had awesome teachers Mrs. Herrera, mrs. Rodriguez, ms.viamonte, ms.rojas (now mrs. Nordelo), patty rodriguez & mrs. Soto. Let's not forget Mrs. Paulen the music teacher. This school has the best teachers ever! The only problem is the last few years my daughter attended the new principal seemed uninvolved in the school. Other than that its a big happy family school!
I have been a part of this great "Cypress Family" for over 10 years and it is sad to imagine that this school may not be around in two years. I always imagined my children attending this school and I wouldn't want it to close. The feeling of closeness that you get when you enter this school is very difficult to find in other schools. I feel that the moral in the school is not the same and the changes need to come from the top. Teachers are trying to keep this sinking ship afloat but with little support from the administration. It shouldn't be "Let's wait to see what happens". It's time to take action and help this school get out of this rut it's currently under. Parent involvement will not increase unless you see change coming from the top.
Cypress is a wonderful school. My daughter is in her last year at Cypress and she has been fortunate to have had amazing teachers each and every year. She has excelled because of the incredible teachers and staff. The extra time the teachers put in for the morning announcements, music, drama, photography club and many special events is not easily found at any school. Unfortunately Cypress may be closed next year by the school board. PLEASE any past or present parents Cypress needs your help !!!!
Wow...I am so pleased to see that this great school is still around!! I am 52 years old and I now live in West Virginia. I went to Cypress 1rsr, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade before moving. I loved it! I had some of the best and sweetest teachers and I still talk about how great a few of them were to me and my family. I live on sw 56th st...there used to be a canal across the street from my house, but by looking on google maps, I don't see it! Can anyone post on here if the canal is still there!!! Looking on the map at all this...makes me kind of homesick.
Wonderful small school that feels like a family. The teachers are great and are very dedicated. The only problem keeping the school of being a 10 is the current principal, who is very unhelpful with parents' concerns and does not make an effort to make the school succeed and is not, in any way, inspiring.
i went to cypress, my children went there, and now my grandkids are going to cypress
I love the school, I am an out-of-area transfer and I commute from far just to bring all my kids to Cypress. Administrators and faculty are exceptional, and they care for each and every child's individual need. Menocal
Cypress is a wonderful small-town campus in a big city. Mrs. Camji, the Assistant Principal, is an inspirational leader. The staff is warm and caring. My son was well prepared for middle school. My younger son feels at home. He is loved by the custodians, cafeteria workers and office staff - sometimes he calls his teacher 'Mom.' He can read two grade levels ahead of the curriculum and loves music, art and the media center. Parents are welcome to ask questions and volunteer on campus. Cypress Elementary is a model for education.
Both of my children attend this school. They are very happy and doing well. The extra-curricular activities are well planned and organized. The teachers and staff are involved and enthusiastic. The grounds are well kept. Cypress is a wonderful school.
I went to this school as a child. Now that my child now attends this school... I truly see what a joke this school is! The teachers do not take the time to teach the children - - only 'prep' them for test taking. Most of the teachers are there for a 'paycheck' and don't care about the well being of the students.
I went to this school from 1978-1983 and now my daughters goes there. It's nice to see that there are still quite a few teachers from when I was attending. They are still providing the same discipline in teaching as they did 20+ years ago. The school provides excellent opportunities for gifted children as well talented children with interest in art and music. The school provides a good sense of security on the grounds and has an excellent administrative staff always top of things.
I have one child that attends this school.. and as a child I also attended this school. The school has a great accelerated reader program and types of activities that promote reading. The quality of education in general is outstanding. The principal is extremely involved in the school activities and has an open door policy. In addition to teaching the students a set curriculum they also teach the children manners. The teachers from experience are willing to listen and work with the parents on any issues they may be concerned about or problem areas. They are exposed to an array of hands on activities during the year as well as art, music and physical education. I have found that the teachers and staff are all very caring individuals and feel privileged to have my child attend this school.
Both my girls have flourished at Cypress. The overall school atmosphere is friendly and supportive. Each child is treated as an individual and with respect. The teachers, staff, and administration always put the needs of the children at the forefront. Incentive rewards are plentiful and encourage the children to reach for higher goals. Academic standards are high yet children are allowed to develop at their own pace within that particular grade level. Teachers freely communicate with parents one on one if you have a particular concern. Cypress has an excellent drama club as well as a wonderful chorus. Student artwork is often proudly displayed in the school office. Parents are highly involved at this school and the principal and assistant principal are always available to address whatever concerns you may have. The PTA organization in this school is very strong and does much to improve the quality of the learning environment.
I was very impressed by the attention recieved in this school. Everybody from the office staff to the teachers were extremely nice and willing to help. The only downfall I saw was the lack of security. They have nobody hired specifically to patrol the halls. Despite that it is a very good school.
Cypress Elementary has been an outstanding school. Its low enrollment, strong administration, caring and professional teachers and dedicated PTA, has made this school a hidden gem in Miami. The gifted program is strong and effective. However, for students who do not meet the IQ requirement for giftedness, the regular program leaves the better than average students behind. Although I do not necessarily believe in 'tracking' students, the students who are academically more apt or performing above grade level, should be identified and then challenged and motivated. Otherwise, this a great school public school.
My child has been attending Cypress Elementary since Pre-K. I am very happy with the education he is receiving and the quality of teachers educating students at this school. Ms. Haynes our principal is committeed to success and has done a great job keeping the students aiming for total success. I have nothing negative to say about the school or the staff. In fact, I must say that Cypress teachers put their hearts and souls in education. I'm proud of this school and keep up the great job everyone is doing.
I have two children at Cypress Elementary. They both love their school, their teachers, and the administration. Cypress provides a private school education and atmosphere in a public school setting. They have dedicated and caring teachers and an administration who cares about each and every child. The afterschool care program is wonderful and my children beg me to stay. They also have programs to encourage parents to become involved in their child's education. (Family reading circle, Drama club) Parents are always welcomed into the school and classroom. Cypress also has an excellent PTA that helps support the teachers and administration. I am very happy with Cypress Elem.
I am very fortunate to have had my children attend Cypress Elementary. They have received an exceptional education. My son graduated from Cypress two years ago. He enjoyed the nurturing atmosphere provided by all- from principal to the custodians. His transition to middle school was a smooth one due to the preparation he received throughout all his elementary years there. Presently my daughter is in fourth grade at Cypress Elementary and I am happy to report that although she has a different personality and different academic needs, her teachers have met her needs equally impressively. I know that because of the excellent education she has received at Cypress she will be just as successful in middle school.
Cypress is a wonderful school. Each day as I bring my children to Cypress I feel as if it is one big family. I know my children are cared for and that each person in the staff is dedicated to making sure the children are safe and have a great learning environment. I am very happy that Cypress is my homeschool. My children have learned so much in the past few years. There is always something new and exciting going on to help them become enthusiastic about school and learning.
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