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Cypress Bay High School

Public | 9-12 | 4403 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted August 19, 2005

This school is TOPS! I grew up in Miramar and Pembroke Pines. I see how the quality of our education system has improved tremendously. I am proud to say my children attend 'southern' state schools. Not too many years ago 'northern' state schools felt superior to us. Florida can be proud of the stricker rules and guidelines it has formed. Our leaders are to be commended for their dedication and efforts to help our children LEARN more. However, the work is still in progress. As parents we should always keep a close eye on the needs of our children. Cypress Bay needs MORE buildings to house classrooms. Our teachers and children deserve classrooms located in concrete structures, not portables. The ninth grade annex is a terrible answer. They ran out of food daily during lunch and the kids have to move from class to class in 90 degree heat and sun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Excellent High School with 2 yrs A average- campus next to newest library in Broward county. Brand new ball fields, park, extremely affluent and safe neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Great school. Great teachers, one of the best that my chuld has ever been to!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2005

A pretty good school. It looks very cleaned and well maintaned. The academic standards also seem pretty good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 17, 2005

I have one child in 9th grade (the Annex) at Cypress Bay. She is very happy there and doesn't mind the portable site at all. She commutes to the main campus for 4th hour every day for band (no problems). The teachers are very good. Encourage your child to take honors classes if recommended by their teachers. A lot more work, but worth it if your child is college bound (increases the GPA). The GEM program gets very tough, they are moving at a very fast pace (Algebra 2 in 9th grade) You may want to consider backing out of this program if you child is having any problems at all with math in middle school (Geometry). Overall I'm happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

Great 'A' school. Teachers and staff are wonderful, and experts in their field. Only consern is the overcrowding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Cypress Bay High School is an excellent school hosting a variety of academic and extracurricular activities to suit everyones needs. The principal of the school is an inspiration and leader that commands the respect and admiration of the administration, the student body and the parents. His energy is contagious... all assistant principals, counselors and the whole the administration at CBHS seem to share his passion for helping the kids to succeed. The faculty truly reflects the best of best and have a tremendous positive impact on the student body. Parents are also actively involved and assist the school meeting/exceeding expectations. Cypress Bay is truly one of the Best High Schools in South Florida... and this comes from a very tough critic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

This school is a great one, filled with many extracurricular activities for students to become involved in. At this school, Principal Neely provides excellent leadership and a desirable working ernviornment. While the campus is crowded, with over 3500 at the main campus and 1300 at the annex, it provides a unique learning experience. The school is expanding to provide greater resources, and our baseball team is #1 in the state. Parents are often invited to attend many meetings, including the PTA. Overall this school, the only public A school in Broward County, deserves its A.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 31, 2004

I find Cypress Bay High School to be one of the best high schools in the Broward County area. They are at the cutting edge of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Cypress Bay High is a new school but is already overcrowded. Teachers are excellent and principal is very good but overcrowding poses too many issues. 9th graders are shipped to an annex many miles from the high school. You just lose the feeling of being part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

1070 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

1099 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

1095 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
96%
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 84% in 2012.

1095 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

778 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

1075 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

665 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 52%
White 38%
Asian 5%
Black 4%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 97%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%53%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 3%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CHARLES NEELY
Fax number
  • (754) 323-0363

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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18600 Vista Park Boulevard
Weston, FL 33332
Phone: (754) 323-0350

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