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Cypress Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 734 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 13, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

muy buena escuela,maestros exelente ,la principal es muy buena persona, y sobre todo una escuela muy limpia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teaschers and staff are very freindly and are always doing new and fun things for the students,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My child's school has the best parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

my son can not be hapier. The group of teachers, counselors and therapist are a blessing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

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


Posted June 11, 2007

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Very nice school. Teachers show genuine concern for the kids and there education. Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

So far I am quite pleased with my experience at this school. I feel the principal is quite hands on and that the staff overall is doing an excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
White 36%
Asian 9%
Black 7%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%66%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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

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