Students enrolled 3063
School leader MS. HEATHER HILTON
Transportation options Yes
District Orange County School District

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1101 Bear Crossing Drive
Orlando, FL 32824

(407) 852-3400
(407) 850-5160
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3 stars
Based on 65 ratings

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October 19, 2014
This school is AMAZING! My daughter has entered into the pre-IB program as a freshman and she is genuinely happy with the program and challenged. I,as as a parent could not be happier with the level of academic rigor for my child. I am also content with the staff and the genuine care that the teachers have for their students. The teachers are really in tune with the students individual needs. The school offers a variety of outstanding after school opportunities such as tutoring, clubs and the great Teen Achievers. The principal and school staff are caring educators. I was terrified for my child to enter into high school because of her past experiences with bullying, but this school has proven that she is in good hands. The IB program has created an environment where this group of students care and help one another. Thank you Cypress Creek!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2014
Our son moved here from Chicago and attended Cypress Creek. I must say that by reading the reviews I was worried. However, I was extremely pleased with the help the staff offered during registration. In addition, the teachers were very attentive to my inquiries regarding our son's school work. They contacted us promptly, offered us advice and were genuinely caring for our son's education. I have never met a group of teachers that really went above and beyond for their students. As for a few of the comments regarding fights: My son came from Chicago where fights were common. Here at Cyprus Creek he said he was surprised nobody messed with him and he never saw a fight at the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
Here's the thing about Cypress Creek: This school is known very well for it's fights, stealing, and general lack of sports talent, but you won't miss out when it comes to spirit. The whole Preforming Arts department is phenomenal and the teachers may not seem like they care about the educational well-being of their students (which some really don't, if anyone has ever had AP U.S History) but they do. However, I cannot say that the IB Program is the best. I mean come on, I've had friends tell me that everyone cheats in there just to survive the overtly rigorous curriculum. But, I've seen Freedom High school and how they operate and they may be more professional, but never more caring in the effort they put in their students. Cypress may have a bad reputation, but I would never trade a single day of my life as a bear.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2014
Let's be real here; this school is below par on every level. I have moved around my whole life and been to many schools...Cypress was by far the worst academically I've been to. Most of my teachers didn't really care. In my Spanish class a teacher openly let kids cheat on test and assignments. She encouraged the use of google translate. And for the student body itself, theres a lot of fights, and a lot of trouble. The administrators are required to walk around with zip ties to fasten peoples pants around there waste. The only way a student wouldn't see these things is if they where in the IB program, separated from the rest of the school. If your in the regular part of the school your apart of the jungle. I'm. A basketball player for the school and even I'm getting pushed into lockers and getting all my stuff stolen. Most of your time in the hallways is fending for yourself and keeping your eyes open to what's going on around you. And sometimes it extends to the classroom. Your having to loom over your shoulder to see what's going on. Though, all that being said this school did open my eyes to the world around me, and I appreciate that. I really toughened up through my 1/2 year

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2014
My son has almost completed freshman year in the IB program and so far, so good. Having come from a small private school where he was the top of his class and very involved I wanted to ensure he continued to be successful at his high school. At CCHS, he is challenged academically and engaged socially. He is involved in plenty of volunteer and extracurricular activities and the school seems to help prepare students to become well rounded and achieve their goals. I had serious trepidation and was torn between shelling out lots for a private high school, sending him to monticello at Freedom (for which we are zoned)or magnetting into cypress. So far, no regrets. If you live in Hunter's Creek and have a child that excels academically and has set high goals for college, I highly recommend Cypress Creek IB.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
Parent of three national merit recipients, a doctor, pre-law, and undergrad. I am so proud and happy for my children have such caring, and dedicated group of teachers, especially math, history, and biology teacher. Some parent may dislike this school. May I ask when the last time you involve with your kid homework,? be at school with them, and having conference with teachers, when the last time you give up everything to prioritize your kid as the most urgent. Teachers are responsible only 25% of student' success, the combination %75 are parent and student drive. I did have complaint about teachers and had my kid move to different class in the past at different school.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
great school.people over exaggerate how bad this school but it isn't that bad.teachers are good.they recently just got a new principal and she is more strict than the ex principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Okay, all the reviews here, are from like 2 years ago. And it seems its in the regular part of the high school. The regular and Ib student buildings are separated. This high school, is pretty good. Its THREE times the size of Freedom highschool. Don't be fooled by their "Monticello program". Its only AP classes which you can take without the program in other highschools. They created the program to get parents all excited, about it, to make the school seem special and attract students. Alot of freedom's pre-students went to cypress, for the REAL DEAL, The IB program, which is recognized world wide and internationally.Its designed for Ivy-leagues. And cypress has a NEW principle now, and things have changed in the past years.It will change even more. The school has much more new programs, and they have changed the curriculum as well. So come to the school and check it out for yourself. I've had a few friends that emailed the IB teachers at 2 am in the morning, for help, and surprisingly they responded. They will do anything to help you, as long as you ask. This school offers not just the IB program, but AP classes as well, so you can take both the IB and AP tests, to get credit.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2011
This school is terrible. Its a nightmare. I wish that Orange County would surprise this school to catch them in the act. Or question the kids about there teachers. I have 3 kids at this school different ages and they all tell me the same thing. The teachers don't teach they don't care and they spend the day speaking about there lives. One English teacher spends the day on twitter and facebook. If you have a child with a learning disability do not place them in this school! Please it would be the worst mistake you have ever made. My daughter has an IEP and I am a very committed parent but when the staff isn't. You have a problem.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
wow I know every one has different experiences but this school is horrible. With a very few exceptions the school's staff is horrid. The teachers are irresponsible, unprofessional, again with a few exceptions. My children have never had issues with instructors and I can name a few in this school that think they are teenagers themselves. Getting into childrens faces, screaming at them and rolling there eyes. But most of the schools in this area are similar. Nightmares! If your kid is thinking of attending this school, run! The student have wonderful school spirit but the staff is just terrible. With a few exceptions. The schoo offers alot of nice programs but the quality of education is bad!

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2011
I worked at this school and will never recommend it as a job or a school for a student to attend. They only REALLY care about their yearly ratings so that they can make extra $$ and the principal is about to retire soon so if she continues to have her school as a B school she will get a nice bonus at the end...Not once did she interact with me during the time I worked for her not even a hello

- submitted by a teacher
February 27, 2011
Photography art teacher is unprofessional with how she manages classroom, and unethical when it comes to level of professionalism as an art educator, does not follow the accomplished practices of Florida State Standards, and leaves kids alone in classroom.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
I am a proud graduate of this high school! This school has great programs such as IB and AVID. They offer mid-Florida tech and Dual Enrollment programs. They have a great athletic and performing arts department. I would be lying if I said you would not come across some under qualified teachers, but what public school is perfect. CCHS is pretty close!!

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2010
I have 2 sons attending this school, a junior and a freshman. I have found the teachers to be very involved in the students progress. The school offers not only the IB program and AP classes, but the arts department is amazing as well. This is a very large high school, but the principal has done a phenomenal job maintaining order and in communicating with parents and students. A lot has to do with parental involvement, of course, but I highly recommend this school.

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December 09, 2009
This school is absolutely atrocious. There are so many things to be done, and they never get done. I can't even tell you how many times I've had to go down to the school myself to get something straightened out (in reference to my daughter's schedule or anything else). A proper school would not function this way.

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December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2009
I have been a parent involved in this school since it opened in 1992 and have found it to be one of the best kept secrets in Orlando. Although it is predominantly a minority school, there is no suggestion of it being less than others. The teachers have been wonderful to work with and when some students struggle with reading or math, there is always an adult to bolster them up, teach them, help. It is no surprise to me that it got a B this year.

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no rating October 05, 2009
I just transfered out of this school. And I am sooo happy that I did. Now that I go somewhere where we actually learn things I can honestly see why Ieft. This school is dirty and theres fights every 2 seconds. I highly recommend you choose somewhere else. I don't know who is writing these review because there certainly not people that go there. Even my friends all hate it.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
It's amazing because of the people in it and the teachers really care about what their doing.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2009
I'm an honors student at cypress currently. People are always judging this school. Its not bad at all, I mean yes we have our bad students. The teachers aren't always easy to get a hold of, nor are the guidance counselors. The truth is Cypress is finally coming back our grade raised to a B. We have an awesome band I'm in band well color guard which is part of the band. Cypress actually does create a family feeling well at least it did for me. Its not as bad as people make it out to be. Besides if you go there to learn, and keep your nose out of things you wont find trouble. Its a normal high school.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2009
I have been enrolled in the IB program here at CCHS for a year. I have enjoyed the diversity that it offers as well as the challenge. The majority of the teachers are helpful and fun to be around. It is still important to use common sense since the school is so big espcially if you are a freshmen. Overall I look forward to next year and what it has to offer.

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- submitted by a student
no rating November 27, 2008
This school is awesome. You make many friends. And have great communication with teachers, and administrators. I highly recomend this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 24, 2008
Excellent parental communication. Administration does an excellent job of returning calls, e-mails, and answering your concerns by meeting with you when you go to the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
Some people may feel the way they do about the school, but it's actually their fault they feel like that. I think the counselors are the best. If you don't get to see them is because you didn't make an appointment with them. You can just go during lunch or something. You can't because of a pass, look another way around like I do if it's that important. They are there to help you and they want to help you. The reason of this ridiculous tardy rules like some of you said, they are there because a lot of people just stay standing in one place talking about dum stuff, so it's the students fault why they are putting this rules. I think is great for us so we can learn how to be responsible and organized people.

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- submitted by a student
October 03, 2008
This is a D rated school among the nation where Teachers discriminate and display poor judgement. The more the county school board knows about what is going on, then disciplinary action can be taken against those certain teachers.

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September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 02, 2008
Before I actually started attending Cypress, i was nervous, because of all the bad things I had heard. And it turns out, it actually wasn't that bad. The extra-curriculars offered are a wide variety, the arts programs are great, and there is a pretty good atmosphere around here. As at any other school, there are good and bad teachers and students. recent budget cuts hurt the school, but that's really not made much of a difference. bad points include tha tardy rules and the guidance counselors. other than that, not bad at all.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2008
There isn't much money here,also the tardy rules are ridiculous,for being 5 seconds late to class you have to be 5 minutes late because you have to go get passes or wait for the tardy sweeps.The guidance counselors don't help much either,that is when you even get a chance to see them.The school has too many rules that make no sense that make it difficult for teachers,students and parents to do anything helpful.

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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
The teachers here need to learn how to TEACH. Clean up the school also.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2007
It's alright... not the best... but alright. It takes forever to switch classes though. It's hard to get anything done, especially when you e-mail a staff member. The IB program is great though!

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2007
This school is poorly managed. The parking lot where the children are picked up is dangerous and the teacher to parent contact is limited. I f my daughter wasn't an honor student and had problems with academics she would be lost. If any one knows of a better high school in this area please post it!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
sometimes the teacher no motive the students and no listen there problems

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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
The current Pricipal and Staff of Ethan Allen Elementary School are doing a great job this school year and my children enjoy their day there, Mrs Eisenburg is fantastic with her children and is a example for others to follow in the Phila School District System

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
This High School is very excellent in the caring shown by its teacher and staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
A large school with a diverse population. The curriculum has a broad range of offerings. The staff is proactive with a high energy spirit.

- submitted by a teacher
December 21, 2005
Wide variety of classes, dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2005
I bellieve that this is a great and diverse school. My child attended this school for eight months and it was an experience of a lifetime for her. The school has a nice campus and offer many different opportunities to help your child excel. The staff was very helpful and very accountable whenever I had questions. The thing that was mos amazing to me however was the theatre department. The director and assistant director were well endowed in thier field which helped my child choose her career path. The school also has an excellent I.B. Program I would recommend it to anyone.

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- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2005
This school is unfortuunately 'going down hill' at a rapid pace. It is most likely because of the decaying neighboorhoods surrounding the school, namely Meadow Woods and Southchase. The public schools in Florida are pretty terrible to begin with, but this school is just plainly horrific. The teachers are laughable and the extracurricular activities are a disgrace.

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August 18, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 29, 2005
Cypress Creek has one of the best academic programs in the world. This program is the IB prgram. Two of my daughters are currently enrolled in IB. It is a highly demanding, but also highly rewarding program. My daughters are also involved in various school clubs and activites. The Lacrosse team is wonderful as well as the volleyball team. Parents are very invloved in the IBPO wich is the parent organiation for the IB program.

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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
My daughter graduated from Cypress Creek High School in 1994 and back than it was an excellent school. Having been the second graduating class my daughter had a wonderful experience in a new environment. However,her brother who is to enter the 9th grade will not be attending Cypress Creek. Over the passed few years the test scores have dropped considerably and violence and delinquency run rampant at this high school. Quite frankly I don't understand how the district has let this school go down. It's a shame, because the community should also take part in the maintaing of safety and education in our local districts.

- submitted by a former student
no rating April 27, 2005
this is definitely one of the best schools in the area my son who graduated from here could not have gotten a better education in such a great atmosphere

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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2004
I have one son who graduated from this school through their exceptional education program. I have two others going through the same program. My boys have had a very difficult time getting assistance for their emotional/behavioral problems from the deans/principal. The staff is not educated adequately to deal with the students with special needs and these students are often arrested for things that could be handled by the school through behavioral plans, causing these students greater emotional handicaps. However, the real issue that is ignored is that this school is full of gangs.

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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I think Cypress Creek is a very well kept secret. The programs offered, especially the programs in drama and band are excellent, the band being the Florida State marching band champions for five years in a row and the drama won an award in 2000 as Outstanding Theatre program from Educational Theatre Association. My girl is graduated now and had a wonderful high school experience--lots of activities, high academics, caring teachers and a beautiful school building. Check out the success of their International Baccalaureate program as well.

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Cypress Creek High School
1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando, FL  32824
(407) 852-3400
Last modified Cypress Creek High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cypress Creek High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 71 reviews. Top