Cypress Bay High School

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
  • Cypress Bay High School serves 4,601 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 79% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Cypress Bay High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cypress Bay High School's student population of 4,601 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,601 students
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Total Classroom Teachers202 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cypress Bay High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cypress Bay High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#295 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
56%
32%
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Black
3%
23%
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White
35%
39%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cypress Bay High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.570.70
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Graduation Rate
98%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Great school with a fun atmosphere; loads of academic opportunities in terms of AP classes and AICE classes. Extracurriculars are top notch as well, with nationally ranked academic teams and debate team. Many students attending top colleges.
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Biggest issue - the school is over-crowded. They have to start lunch time at 10:00am Way too many students, hard to connect with any teachers. The school website is lacking in many ways (example: sports schedule posted was the last year schedule--it remained that way all year--lack of personnel?). There is only 1 college advisor for the 1000 seniors (I felt bad for her, she looks frazzled and stressed). There does not appear to be a dress code for teachers --you will see some of them with flip flops, shorts, t-shirts. At times, hard to tell who is a teacher and who is a volunteer or visitor. The final bell rings at 3pm, the office closes at exactly that time. The staff there will not stay 1 minute longer, make sure you call before that 3pm bell. When you do call the woman that answers, will be yelling to someone else in the background before she finally says hello to you. The front office staff needs training. The teachers say communicate with them via email, I had the experience that many did not reply to emails. Some of the teachers had poor writing skills/English 2nd language may be the reason? The voicemail boxes were full, so you couldn't leave a voicemail. The school has many great activities/clubs for the students. If your student excels and has AP classes and a high GPA, the teachers will take care of that student and help/guide them. If you have an average student, they will most likely just be left on their own to figure it out. This past year Senior Prom was on Memorial Weekend, so if your family usually travels for the Memorial wknd, there goes those plans. Graduation date is not given until much later in the year, I don't really know why. Graduation ceremony is at University of Miami (DADE COUNTY) on SUNDAY @ 3pm. It is about a 3 hour ceremony. They say there is not a location in Broward County that can accommodate the school. I'm not sure if that is true (Broward Performing Arts, Sunrise, Ft Laud Convention Center, etc--I don't know who is in charge of finding the venue). Every student is given 5 tickets. If I had to recommend a school, I would suggest looking towards Coral Springs/Boca Raton area.
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