Cy-Fair High School

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Cy-Fair High School
CyfairHighSchoolHarrisCountyTX.JPG
Bobcat Fight Never Dies (BFND)
Address
22602 Hempstead Freeway (U.S. Highway 290)
Cypress, Texas, Harris County, 77429
United States
Information
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
Established 1941
School district Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Principal Michael Smith
Faculty 187 (on FTE basis)[citation needed]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3539 (as of 2013)
Student to teacher ratio 17.5[citation needed]
Color(s)          
Athletics UIL AAAAA District 17
Athletics conference University Interscholastic League
Team name Bobcats
Information (281) 897-4600
Website

Cy-Fair High School is a secondary school located in Cypress, which is an unincorporated place in Harris County, Texas, near Houston. The school, located along U.S. Highway 290, is part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

In 2011, the school was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

History[edit]

The Cypress and Fairbanks school districts (an area now in northwest Houston) consolidated in 1939. Cy-Fair High School was opened in the spring of 1941 and received some national acclaim after being dedicated by then First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Cy-Fair High School remained the only high school (not including Carverdale High School, the African-American school prior to integration) in the Cy-Fair CSD (now ISD) until Jersey Village High School opened in 1972. There are now 10 high schools in CFISD.

The school, which had expanded for several decades beyond the original 1941 design, was modernized after the 1999-2000 school year. Additional classrooms were added during the renovation. The façade at the front main doors remain.

Additional Information[edit]

Cy-Fair is rated Recognized by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

The school has approximately 35 active student clubs, including Model United Nations, National Honor Society, and one of the largest Key Clubs in the state of Texas.[citation needed] Seventy percent of Cy-Fair High School graduates go on to college.[citation needed]

Cy-Fair competes athletically in District 17-5A of the University Interscholastic League.

The 2007 baseball team won the state championship in baseball.[3] In 2008 The Girls Basketball team defeated DeSoto to win their first ever State Championship. The Lady Bobcats repeated as State Champs in 2010.

The 1970-71 Boy's basketball team was the Texas State Champ and voted as the National Champions. The boys basketball team also went to the Final Four in 1969-70 and 1977-78.

1986 Texas State Champs in Girls Volleyball.

Cy-Fair is the only CFISD high school that officially has a hyphen in it.[4]

Feeder patterns[edit]

Schools that feed into Cy-Fair include:[5]

  • Elementary schools: Adam, Birkes (partial), Black (partial), Danish (partial), Hamilton (partial), Lamkin (partial), Millsap (partial)
  • Middle schools: Arnold, and Hamilton (partial)

Accomplishments[edit]

Cy-Fair High School was named an Honor Roll School by the Just For Kids/TBEC (Texas Business and Education Coalition) for the 2nd year in a row. Only 1 of 12 schools in the state of Texas selected based on high academic standards for 3 consecutive years.

ROTC was recognized as one of the outstanding units in the state – rarely awarded to a first year program

Athletics – wins 10 District titles

44 Juniors and 9 Sophomores made “200” Club for PSAT

Cy-Fair High School had more National Merit Finalists than any other high school in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District for the 2010-2011 school year.

Demographics[edit]

For the 2012-13 school year:[6]

  • African American: 11.3%
  • Hispanic: 25.5%
  • White: 51.3%
  • American Indian: 0.2%
  • Asian: 8.5%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Two or More Races: 3.3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 26.6%

School Hours: 7:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Brent Rayford

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°56′21″N 95°39′10″W / 29.939117°N 95.652673°W / 29.939117; -95.652673