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PK-1
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Slidell, LA
Students enrolled: 703
 

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540 South Military Road
Slidell, LA 70461

(985) 641-3033
(985) 641-8366
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November 07, 2014
I worked as a developmental psychologist with St. Tammany Schools for many years. I sent my own child through the Cypress Cove to Northshore High tract. For me, finding Cypress Cove Elementary school was heartwarming. It seemed the staff just had a sense of how to be effective with children and help them blossom. I have seen teachers elsewhere who made me think, "If you don't like kids, don't work at a school." At Cypress Cove, I found adults with admiration for young minds. The teachers were dedicated out of respect for their students, and the critical importance of the job teachers hold. They genuinely seemed to want the children to love coming to school. It was sometimes hard for me to have a somber moment in such an attractive, enthusiastic setting. Teachers were careful to present numerous activities for multiple learning styles. They appreciated that young children learn by acting on materials, not by sitting silently in desks. They had the courage to provide engaging hands-on lessons so children could invest. Cypress Cove looses a star from me for overcrowding classes. All the teaching skill in the world can't make up for adding several five-year-olds to a full class.

- submitted by a community member

March 28, 2014
I have three children who have come through Cypress Cove at one time or another,(2010- 2014) currently one Cypress Cove, one at Honey Island and one at Little Oak. I have had different teachers with each child. I have had nothing but good things to say about this school, ethics, support staff, office staff, principal, and teachers. Keep up the Excellent work!

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2013
My daughters go to this school. I feel them do not have bulling under control and when I go to talk to them about it they act like it's no big deal. I do not like this school bc of this.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2013
My son attended Cypress Cove this year as a kindergarten student and I truly wish I had another option. The classes have too many students to start with. His teacher was more interested in breaking his spirit than helping him learn. If your child is perfect, this is the school for you. But, they will not help any child who needs additional support and compassion. I tried to work with the teacher to help my child enjoy school but by years end, my son wanted nothing to do with school and had come to believe that he was a failure. Pretty serious feelings for a 6 year old. He cried and begged not to go because even the teacher made him feel bad about himself and then she allowed the other students to bully and harass my son. I am looking at other options because I believe one more year of this and his entire school future could be ruined. The principal has no interest in what a parents thinks or feels. They believe they know what is best for your child and will even lie to you just to get you to leave them alone.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2013
TOO MANY students in one class...There is absolutely no way such young children are getting the attention they need. My oldest attended a different elementary school in the area, and the class sizes never went over 20.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2011
My son and and I have had an incredible experience here. Being a single mom of an only child I was apprehensive but the office staff takes great care of not only my son, but me, too. I am greeted the same way I greet them (usually with a great smile and a "Hi! How are you today!"). Even with a class of 20 last year for K, his teacher did an excellent job and we are looking forward to this year in 1st grade. The principal, Lisa Dial, does an excellent job with children & parents alike! (Can you imagine having to learn & remember the names of hundreds of children?! She does it! In fact, the entire office staff does!!) I have found that the entire staff, including other teachers are so ready and willing to help and answer any questions I've had. I also had the privilege to volunteer at the school, help where I could, and get a peek behind the scenes. Everything they do is rather transparent and they welcome any help that is offered! I am so happy that my child has had the opportunity to attend this school and is in this school zone!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2011
My grand-daughter attended Cypress Cove for P-K. She had an excellent teacher and has learned so much in this year. Principal enforces positive reinforcement. Love Cypress Cove

- submitted by a community member

June 26, 2011
we have had a wonderful year at cypress cove! my boy has learned so much during kindergarten. He can even read chapter book now. Parents are very involved here and the teacher is positive to all kids. The front office lady was wired though, she rolled her eyeballs in her head when she saw me.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2011
I really like the schools teaching staff and even though the student teacher ratio is not even remotely 13 I still feel like my T1 student is getting what she needs. She had a hard time in kindergarden and I feel like they did wonders with her. That being said I always dread going into the office. They are very rude and unwelcoming.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2011
My son had a great year in this school .for a school this size -16 classes per grade- it's more organized than u thought. The class size is small-20 kids for 1st grade class.and they do have more resources when it comes to curriculum than small schools. Teacher is very attentive and actively communicating with parents.front desk ladies are strange that they think they can act like snobbish solialite and get paid.but that doesn't represent a school . I don't even know who is the principle but I still think this school has a good organizational culture. most teachers are kind and nice to kids and they are the ones opening the doors for the car line in the morning.

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February 24, 2011
Disappointed... We heard wonderful things about this school. My child started kindergarten there this year. I'm not sure where they come up with the teacher-student ratio number of 13 because he is in a class of 22! I'm sure they receive funding based on this number and feel inclined to fudge a bit, but this is absurd. My daughter's kindergarten class in a public school in another state was just 17 students. At this age, just a few children can make a huge difference. The teachers are wonderful, but as a parent I can't imagine a class full of 22 5-6 year olds. Even the best teacher would be stressed and have a hard time teaching so many curious little minds. The office staff are obviously stressed as well, and not welcoming and friendly as they could/should be. This school has much potential, but due to overcrowding/understaffing, I fear it is becoming yet another victim of the poor economy. What a shame it is our children who suffer.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2010
Allow me to share an instant with you. My daughter, who just turned 6 yrs 2 months ago, came back from school last week with a brilliant narrative about Safety instruction which she had just received. These are her words: Mom, they thought us to make sure that our parents place the computer in an open part of the house where moms can monitor what we do in the internet. We should not go clicking on things our parents don t want us to click on. While on the internet, if you get a question to enter your name, address, phone number, brother s name, mom or dad s name, do not answer!!! Report to an adult immediately. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. Two thumbs up and thanks for caring and connection.

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August 09, 2010
This is a good school with a good teaching staff. I have had no problems scheduling meetings with the teachers and principle/assistant principle. The downfall(s) would be that the office staff is short with parents, and often give the "it's on this list...or right outside" attitude. I would like to see more smiling faces and the willing to help a parent when I have to go to the office to ask a question instead of the ole' finger directing me some place else. Also, the school accomodates too many students and I can see where parents can often get frustrated because the lack of aids and too many students to a teacher, especially if you have a student that requires the extra attention. Otherwise, a good, competitive school.

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May 06, 2010
Lovely school with energetic, smart teachers. Many families seek to live in this district (it goes on to Honey Island for 2-3 grades), including many military families such as ourselves. Competitive with Mandeville schools and area private schools. Violin lessons, musical theatre, character programs, involved parents, lovely staff.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
I'm very pleased with how well my nieces and nephew have learned from this school

- submitted by a community member
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April 21, 2010
Because they truly care about their students and involve the parents in their plans.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
overall this is the most improvement I've seen from my daughter since she has been attending.

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April 06, 2010
It is a wonderful school! My children have excelled from the education they have received at Cypress. The teachers have been exceptional and there is always learning and fun occurring at Cypress Cove. I could not have been happier with my children's education.

- submitted by a parent
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April 22, 2009
This is our third year at Cypress, with two different children. Of the three teachers we've had, we've loved two and not cared for the third. I agree with the comments about the office staff and administration being impatient and 'short' with both parents and students. They seem angry sometimes! Overall we have been pleased with the education that our children have received here. My biggest complaint is the structure in the Military Rd schools, as I have a kindergartner at CCE, a 2nd grader at HIE, and a 4th grader at Little Oak. Having three children that close in age be in three different schools with differing activities, schedules, and PTA is extremely difficult and frustrating for me as a parent who likes to be involved and feels spread too thin with three different administrations to deal with.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2009
I had my kids at this school and took them out and enrolled them in another because my children are of mixed culture and the staff and school have very few people of color in it. I wasnt pleased with the way the staff dealt with racial issues regarding my children and we felt our children needed to be in a school with more mixed cultures...blended..so we enrolled them in another area school and have had a much better understanding staff to work with as parents.

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April 09, 2009
My family felt after 2 years another school would be better suited for our childrens needs in regards to the staff and their school policy. My children now enjoy school and are doing great! This was not the school for us my major problem was with the staff in regards to Discipline and in dealing with the parent involvement which I felt their school policy was to mature and firm for my childrens ages.

- submitted by a parent
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April 08, 2009
I continue to be very pleased with Cypress Cove. My children of very different abilities have all thrived there. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2009
If your child is at their normal grade level and doesnt have any adjustments issues then this would be a good school for you. If your looking for a new building and staff interaction isnt a important part of the schools appeal to you then again you will be happy with this school for your child.This is a large school with almost 800 K-1st graders. I found a smaller school worked better for my children and myself as a parent. I

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2009
For my family and children I was not happy with this public school and found it to be way to large of a school and having to many children in the same age group to met my familys personal needs. I felt the school staff as stated in these reviews posted here were not as parent friendly as they should be and I didnt agree with the schools policy on discipline for my childrens younger age groups.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2008
I could not disagree more with the parent who commented on May 9. I have two children at this school. They both have different need levels. One is brilliant and the other a little behind. Cypress Cove has evaluated and dealt with both children and they are placed appropriately. I couldn't be happier. They would never leave any child behind. Nor would they let students drag other students down by dumbing down the total curriculum. I will agree with part of the May 8 post in that the office staff are abrupt and not as nice to deal with as other schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2008
I was very unhappy with this school for my child.if your child is a above average student with no adjustment issues then it would work for them but if your child has adjustment or learning issues look for another school as I had to do. My childs teacher was very nice and gentle but the office staff was very rude to parents and I feel way to harsh with the children when problems arose. they have over 700 k1 to 1st graders and not enough aids to help. not a good school for any child that needs a little more time or help adjusting! I feel their safety and discipline was not suited for my 5 year old childs age level so I found another school!

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2008
We moved here from England last year and knew that it would be a big move for our eldest son.But he has settled in brilliantly and is really happy at this school and loves going to school each day.They have picked up quickly on a few things that we were a little worried about which they never did back home. All i can say is keep it up. Cypress Cove is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2007
I like many other parents moved my child to this school after living in Texas. The only problem that I have with this school is that the front desk staff can use some improvements. The teachers are educated. I never once met the principal or the counselor after I had requested to meet with them. Like any other parent ,I would like to meet everyone involved in my child's care, no matter how much they are actually involved. Overall the school is okay. Too much book sense and not enough common sense

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
I am thrilled to have my kids at Cypress Cove. It's obvious that the teachers and staff are passionate about their jobs and the children. I would like to see the school have more evening activities, such as end of the year play or maybe a music performance, etc. As a working Mom I find it difficult to make it to all of the functions that are scheduled at 10 or 11 am. As for extracurricular activities, If they have them, they don't spread the word well, but the fitness, music & art programs are wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2007
I have had the good fortune of having my children attend Cypress Cove. As an early childhood educator, I have a highly critical eye for a developmentally appropriate curriculum, and how teachers and staff relate to their young students. I have been very pleased with my sons' teachers and have felt that the activities they engage in are child-friendly, meaningful, and well-organized. I feel that the school makes student safety a top priority, and the staff truly cares for the kids and encourages them. My sons enjoy attending music, computer, library, art, and p.e. and have benefited from a global approach to learning. I recommend this school whole-heartedly.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2007
I moved into this area just for the schools and I cannot be more disappointed. CCE teachers are awesome but the office staff and administration are incredibly rude. They are not only mean to the kids, but they are also very disrespectful to parents.

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January 12, 2007
Cypress Cove cares about kids! I am impressed with how much they care about my child as an individual. I am a proud parent of a Cypress Cove kid!

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January 03, 2007
Cypress Cove was the first 'Big School' my son attended. To put it simply, if you're child has any type of adjustment issues, DO NOT enroll him/her at this school.

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September 18, 2006
My daughter is a student at cypress cove,and while the school is great the staff is just the opposite!I am very impressed with the curriculum at cypress cove.My daughter attended a catholic school before she started at cypress cove,and she learned more at cypress cove without me paying tuition.The bottom line is if you have any type of custody problems this school is heartless.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2006
This is a K - 1 school. It's a great arrangement because everything they do is geared for small children of this specific age. All three of my children have attended this school. The teachers are kind and caring. The school really encourages parental involvement which is probably one of the main reasons for its success. I cannot say enough good things about it.

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November 22, 2005
My family and I moved here from Washington state this past summer. My son loves the school, and my husband and I have been very happy with Cypress Cove too. My son is in first grade, and he has a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Dennis.

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November 12, 2005
The school is great if you don't have a special needs child. The school lumps all their Autistic children in one classroom instead of trying to mainstream them in the regular room with the other children. They do not have aides to assist in the Kindergaten classes so your child who may not have cognitive deficits but some behavior problems will be placed with the children who have learning problems.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2005
Am so glad & fortunate that my children received their crucial, formative education here. Excellent teachers, staff. Administrators were super too. Best Library I've seen for kids & they sure instill the appreciation for the arts & READING! They invite parent involvement which I have not seen in other schools. There is feedback on the child's performance-academically/behaviour. THis school receives 5 stars! I hope the new principal can carry on the great work established.

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December 09, 2004
I moved to slidell so my child can go to one of the top school's in Louisiana. I'm glad I chose Cypress Cove. I love everything about his school.

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November 05, 2004
My son went to Cypress Cove for Kindergarten and 1st grade and I think it's the greatest school ever. The pricipals know all 750 children by name and are in the lunch room every single day. The PTA is very active and parents are encouraged to volunteer and be involved at all levels. It's the most positive school I've ever attended and we've been in TX, LA, MS,& VA. I think all the teachers there are top knotch!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2004
My child began school this year at Cypress Cove. I am very pleased so far. The staff is very friendly and always willing to go the extra mile!

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July 12, 2004
my child attended this school for 3 yrs. and it was a huge dissapointment. not only was the staff uncooperative but also rude. this may be a great school for a straight A student but if your child has any dissabilities i strongly reccomend that you check out other schools first, either this school was just too ill equiped to meet my childs needs or they were just lazy and didnt care...either way they have waisted these very crucial years of learning for her with a bunch of their empty promisses and reassurances.

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May 10, 2004
I have a daughter who has been attending Cypress Cove since kindergarten, and I feel the entire faculty and staff show interest in the children's education. There is alot of love in the school, and I am proud to be a cypress cove parent. I am even more proud that my son will be attending Cypress the next school year because I know he will experience the love and fun learning at Cypress Cove.

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August 13, 2003
cypress cove was a great school! very clean ,safe, and fun!! any child would love to attend there.we sure did!!!

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June 14, 2003
My child attended Kindergarten in 2002/2003 at Cypress Cove. I was highly impressed with the administration, teachers, staff and facility. There are a large number of students (almost 700) for just kindergarten, first grade and transitional first grade. We had three computers in the classroom and two computer labs the children visit throughout the week. I was very happy with his teacher this year and she was very informative and supportive when suggesting that my son go to transitional first grade. Most of the public schools in this area do not offer T-1, or before and after care. His teacher and I agreed that while my son is bright and excelling academically, T-1 would be a good choice to allow him some additional time to develop due to a late birthday. I found that the student/teacher ratio was very good. We had 18 kids in the class this year. We also have a high ratio of parent involvement, more than 90% were members of the pta, not bad when most children are only there for two years before heading next door to Honey Island. Parents are a constant at Cypress Cove. The administration has been exceptional as well. Rarely in their offices, usually in the halls, in the classroom, on the playground or the lunch room, both the principal and vice principal are kind and kid friendly. You've never seen a sight so beautiful as 700 five and six years olds sitting still and listening for morning meeting in the gym every morning. I highly recommend this school, my child wouldn't go anywhere else!

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Cypress Cove Elementary School
540 South Military Road, Slidell, LA  70461
(985) 641-3033
Last modified Cypress Cove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-1
Cypress Cove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top