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Cypress Lakes High School

Public | 9-12 | 3514 students

 

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2011:
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Posted May 23, 2014

This is the worst school that I have had the misfortune to have my son attend. Some teaches barely speak English, which is a problem when you are trying to teach difficult subjects. Try to set up a meeting with a teacher or counselor-good luck with that. They don't return calls or email. I called regarding grades and the teacher couldn't produce the actual paper where my child had received an F. If I could give this school zero stars, I would. These people care nothing about your children, unless maybe they are in AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

This school is terrible because of the principal. She successfully ruined cy springs and has now ruined cy lakes. The teacher turnover is high. There are 40 new teachers almost every year. Teachers leave during the school year and they take days off frequently. Last month i even saw two teachers at katy mills mall DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. The principal is unprofessional. I hear this from kids and teachers. My own children tell me how her teachers even laugh and make jokes about the principal when she makes announcements in the morning. i went to the school to meet with a teacher and there were hundreds of kids walking round in the hall during class. The teacher said this is everyday but the principals don't care about it so she didn't either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

I don t understand the unprofessionalism and lack of interest that most teachers/coaches at Cylakes have towards a parent trying to be involved in their children s education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Can someone answer the phone ??? How does this school not have a live person answering phones? I have to leave a message several times. What if there is an emergency? My drive is 40 minutes from my job to the school if I have a question to ask a live person. If I need to pick up my child, no one is answering !!! Irritated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

I was a teacher at Lakes and I would say it is a great school. The teachers are constantly being trained on the most effective teaching practices. I have taught on level and advanced level courses and every year we are increasing the rigor and relevance of our curriculum. The school has such a diverse population and the majority of the students are respectful and hardworking. I will miss teaching at Cypress Lakes HS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2013

In response to the parent posting of 4/19/13. As a teacher, I take offense to the broad brush with which you made your comments. While it apparent that you have encountered some difficulty in your dealings with the school, you can not state that all hightly professional teachers have left, nor can you characterize the athletic staff as not having the child's best interests at heart. I spend many more than 40 hours/week at this school, and will state emphatically that your perception is incorrect. Our staff is highly trained, professional and focused on the success of our students. You give no detail about lack of sensitivity or lack of teaching skills. I challenge you to fully investigate the quality of our staff and training before you make such allegations. You will find that perhaps you have commented out of ignorance, not facts.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2013

This school has really changed from last year. It seems the highly professional teachers are no longer there. The response time to emails/calls to teachers, prinicpals, counselors is very slow. Usually takes a week or so after a follow up email/call has been made. If your child plays a sport, be careful of the athletic staff as they do not have your child best interest at heart. The school would be better if some of the teachers would take a sensitivity training class & brush up on their teaching techniques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

The teachers are very helpful and understanding. Cy-Lakes also offers numerous resources at its College and Career Center in order to inform parents about college options and help students with the college process. Great School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2012

Cypress Lakes is a great school. The college and career center has a lot of helpful resources, and the counselor helps with information regarding the financial aid and admission processes. The school also has some amazing teachers although there are some who need improvement. (Which school does NOT have teachers who need work?) Anyway, Lakes is still young, but the school spirit is strong. Proud to be red and silver!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2012

Cy Lakes High School is a great school for students to attend, it may be busy every now and then but its a great school to be in. the people are funny, the teachers are ok, but the education is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2011

The school staff could care less about me as a student! The school counselors ignore me when I try to setup a meeting. They don't care what I have to say, and won't help me out with my troubles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

This is good school theirs alot a resourses that the student can use.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

I think Cypress lakes is a good and excellent school, I'm just going to begin studying there so I hope that It's good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

Cypress Lakes is a good school. I'm a sophmore and I'am part of the first graduating class. Go Class of 2011!! So, I would recommend your child going to Cy-Lakes. It's a new school, clean enviorment, great academics/extra curricular activities. And, lot's of fun! GO Spartans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Cy Lakes is great! The teachers are easy to talk to and contact if you need to. The college and career center is a BIG plus! Ms. Gauthey is really into helping these kids make it to college! Go Spartans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

Awesome school! Great school spirit, like on spirit day, almost everyone was dressed in red (one of our school colors).There are great teachers and so-so teachers. I think its pretty safe and its not just because its a new school. Im proud to go to Cy-lakes and to be a spartan! WOOT WOOT! GO SPARTANS!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

880 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

864 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

769 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

759 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

762 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

764 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

690 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

695 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

694 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

691 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black or African American96%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American81%
Asian100%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asian98%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American95%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

623 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
69%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

847 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

729 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

921 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

1010 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

823 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
51%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

821 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

816 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

865 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

800 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African American82%
Asian82%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education55%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)57%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American91%
Asian98%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)68%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted91%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black or African American78%
Asian95%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education65%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Black or African American66%
Asian76%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education30%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students50%
Female60%
Male40%
Black or African American50%
Asian69%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education13%
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Gifted/talented91%
Non-Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African American78%
Asian92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)36%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
Black or African American34%
Asian72%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Native17%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education0%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)7%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
Black or African American39%
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted39%

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black or African American81%
Asian95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education67%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students47%
Female43%
Male50%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted47%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black or African American84%
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education63%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Black or African American62%
Asian90%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Native80%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 52%
Black 21% 13%
White 13% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 5%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • SARAH HARTY
Fax number
  • (281) 856-3808

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • 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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5750 Greenhouse Road
Katy, TX 77449
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Phone: (281) 856-3800

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