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Cypress, TX
Students enrolled: 3,152
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16825 Spring Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77429

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(281) 213-1800
(281) 213-1827
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March 01, 2015
The assistant football coach's son threw a party and many student/athletes were in attendance. The police got involved, and the administration did nothing. Some students were suspended from activities, but this is the mentality. As long as no one gets wind of the truth, soft lips still means transparency. All this in despite of the principal knowing benchmark district tests were compromised via YIK Yak and nothing was done to invalidate the tests. It's all about scoring the highest to make the principal look good. Just ask the teachers if you still doubt.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2014
This school has a big student body and it gets hard to get from class to class. I went to the A.P.s office and filled out a repirt because i was getting bullies and he said i would be in within the next 2 days. Three months later i was not called in and i went in and asked if i was ever going to be called in and the receptionist said i should write an email asking when i was going to be called in. I feel like the principle here is more concerned about the extra carricular activities than acctualy learning. Even the school lunches suck. Some of the teachers are nice and all the others are just rude.

- submitted by a student

October 09, 2013
I just moved here, and I hate how large the student body is. The school feels impersonal and the lack of respect other students have for adults is ridiculous.

- submitted by a student

October 27, 2012
I currently go to Cy Woods. I'm from the Class of 2013, and can honestly say I do love it. My graduating year we have had a lot of changes, yet there are a lot of good people who are entering to keep Wood s legacy going strong. We have always been one of the most competitive schools in the district, we always have a great turn out to games, and most of the time we have a lot of victories. Don't criticize the school based on your child's one experience; there is more to it than that!

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2011
If you have the next NFL player in training or just think you do, then Cy Woods is the school for you! At Cy Woods you will meet other parents reliving their glory days through their kids, and don't forget those cheer moms! Do you have a student who enjoys music?Great, they have marching band for the football games.Oh, your child plays guitar?I'm sorry they don't have guitar for football.Cy woods also offers off season football such as track, and basketball.Cy woods also offers girls sports to give the girls something to do when they are not cheering for the football team!The school is about a 1/4 mile long and has close to 4000 students. This gives the football players practice with the "5 minute" drill called - beat the clock to class or get suspended. 3 tardies=1 absence. Absences= lost funding. Lost funding=no administrative bonuses.I promise your child will be late.I've been to back to school night.I know the school well, and it's going to happen.This school is too big, & the administrators don't know what they're doing.The focus is only on sports. Look at all your options, and know your kid.Don't rule out HISD.They have technology and music schools with no sports.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2011
I moved to Cypress from California and chose to go to Cy-woods purely based on everything I saw on the internet. It had a good Greatschools rating, many opportunities for scholarships, and was a new school. However after coming here I realized that athletics are the only thing that matter at this school. It's sad that star athletes get more recognition than star scholars! I had a few great teachers and a few not so great teachers. Many teachers who are also coaches put more time into their sport than teaching the students of their academic course! All in all, Cypress Woods is an okay school that focuses too much on sports!

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2011
Students who play sports get special privileges that the remaining students do not get. Athletes laugh at assignments and tests, knowing that a complaint to the administration will get them free grades. The other students are demoralized by the disparity, leaving it to the staff to attempt to gloss over the incredible unfairness.

- submitted by a teacher

September 21, 2010
the school is way too big to function. The starff is uncaring and rude. The rules are ridiculous and they do not trust their students. thats is all.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2010
I have nothing but great things to say about Cypress Woods. My daughter graduated from there this year, which she was apart of the first four year class of CyWoods. I believe Mrs. Sue McGowan showed the very best leadership and spirit that I have ever witness and it shows in the result of Cy Woods having the most successful and largest graduating class in Texas history. Kudos to the staff and Mrs. McGowan.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
Better communication than the jr. high. Nice cafeteria with alot of healthy options. Teachers seem genuinely concerned with the academic welfare of the students. TONS of extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 05, 2009
My son graduated from CyWoods High School in June 2009. He was in the first graduating class from this school. We had the choice to attend the established high school or change to the new school when he was a sophmore, but chose Cy-Woods. The school had immediate pride and spirit thanks to a dedicated staff and a wonderful group of parents. We made the right choice and wish that all high schools could have this same level of spirit and pride.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2009
My daughter graduated this year. She attended Cy Woods the three years it has been open. We were able to compare it with Cy Fair where my son graduated and daughter attended her first year. Cy Woods has a outstanding atlethics deparment. Many teachers are young and do not have as much to offer as an established school for academics. Give this school a few years and it will be the best in the district provided the principal is replaced or recognizes she is not in middle school anymore. I was an involved parent this year and found the principal to be too restrictive although kudos to making every effor to keep drugs out of the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2009
I think its an absolutely great school. The education is by far some of the best you can get in the nation for a public school, the athletics are outstanding and over achieving for only been open for 4 years now. My daughter loves it

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2009
My daughter attend Cy-Woods the 1st two years it was open and ASKED to transfer to a private school due to the poor academics. (She was an honor student and in the top 5% of her class) She had horrible teachers who picked on students, were not available for tutoring after school or just plain not interested in teaching. Yes, the school has spirit, great athletics etc, but I don't think those students will adequately be prepared for college. The principal is highly overated as well. Needless to say we now attend a private school and my younger son will not go their either. The Cy Fair school district is not the quality district it claims to be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 12, 2009
CyWoods is one of the newer high school campuses in CyFair ISD and just graduated its first class of 920+ seniors. One strength is student diversity and talent. The campus draws primarily from several upper income neighborhoods in NW Harris County. 'Woods' excells with above level students, and several reviewers pointed out that the campus is very successful in sports and other competitions. Because of the large enrollment, a smaller percentage participate in athletics than would be true of a moderately-sized campus. The campus has poorer results when dealing with average, at-risk, or economically disadvantaged students. Based on my child's observations, the school does not have a handle on drug use in the general population or parts of the athletic program. The 06-09 principal came from middle school and has not shown strong leadership. She is largely unresponsive to genuine parent conerns. Overall a positive high school experience. Go Wildcats!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2009
I believe that the adminstration do what they can. A couple of marginal experiences with teachers that are either too set in their ways or too inexperienced, but that's probably common at any HS. The biggest beef I have with the school is simply the number of students. My son has not even been to his locker this year because the halls are so packed he can't make it to his locker & class on time. I really believe the people running the school are doing the best they can but they really have their hands tied with the massive enrollment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 30, 2008
As a parent of a student at Cypress Woods I can assure you that every student does not love this school. Woods has the highest enrollment at Windfern in an effort to bypass the Principal and her staff. The athletic program is impressive and the Athletic Director is wonderful. All the Cy-Fair schools are excellent and to say that one outshines any other is false. Woods has its share of problems - like any other school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 08, 2008
yeah so cypress woods is the most amazing school in the country. The teachers are outstanding and only give the children so much homework to prepare each and every individual for college. If you would like to have your child be successful have him or her attend cypress woods. Cypress woods not only prepares the children for the road ahead but also aids in the maturing proccess and helps each child with responsibility, because school comes first over all others. School spirit is extremely excessive, but we almost always win everything so we have a right to it. There is no public school nonsense at cypress woods and every single child loves it there because they have the privilege for a higher education and they thave the greatest teachers working to help the students become more responsible and successful

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2008
wonderful school. Administration is very willing to listen to all students, and work with them. Wonderful athletic organizations, band, and Crimson Cadettes.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2008
Cypress Woods has good teachers and bad teachers, just as it has good students and bad students. It is difficult to be in the top ten percent in academics at this school unless the student dedicates all his/her time to studying, which is doubtfully how any student would like to spend their teenage years. The athletics program is outstanding, though, and the principal has enough school spirit for everyone. The homework amount tends to be excessive, but is expected for the amount of students that are considered college bound. Overall, Cypress Woods is most likely the best school in all of CyFair district, but it has its flaws, as does any other school.

- submitted by a student

July 15, 2008
Theyre teachers do a great job, excellent state mandated exams, excellent athletics overall, a school of winners. They seem to just always win

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2008
Cy woods has a number of horrible teachers. Yes, people they do. i could go on and on of the list of problems! Thank goodness my child will be attending a great private school next year, and wont have to put up with public school nonsense, not to metion all that ridiculous memorizing homework!

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2008
The administrators don't have any passion in what they do. They refuse to listen to the students' side of the story.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2008
the over all quality of the school is amazing! al of the teachers are great and they are great at finding ways to get you extra help if you need it. the only thing that i think needs more improvement is the way the principal handels things. most of her speeches are over worded and are not what you would normally hear from a person and she rarely has any face to face communication with diverse groups of people when she walks through the halls between classes

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 24, 2007
i think cy-woods is a splendid school. a lot of parents need to get more active in supporting this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2007
The Principal is a bit strict and needs to learn that this is no longer a middle school and needs to loosen up. All of the sports are astounding some of them ranking number one in the district. Although it is crowding, next year it will be relieved with the two new schools opening up. Its a great school and does superior in all areas of education.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2007
This is a unique school.Cypress woods dedicates itself to the students cy woods is a school of champions and will b for more years to come its athletics is great and academic wise is very very good.

- submitted by a parent

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Cypress Woods High School
16825 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress, TX  77429
(281) 213-1800
Last modified Cypress Woods High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cypress Woods High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top