Cypress Bay High School

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Cypress Bay High School
Cypress Bay High.jpg
18600 Vista Park Boulevard
Weston, Florida, 33332
United States
Coordinates 26°04′01″N 80°23′47″W / 26.0670333°N 80.3964415°W / 26.0670333; -80.3964415Coordinates: 26°04′01″N 80°23′47″W / 26.0670333°N 80.3964415°W / 26.0670333; -80.3964415
Type Public
Established 2002
School district Broward County Public Schools
Principal Charles Scott Neely
Grades 912
Enrollment 4,192[1] (2013)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
     Vegas Gold
Mascot Captain Lightning
Rivals Western High School (Davie, Florida)
Newspaper The Circuit[2]

Cypress Bay High School is a public high school located in Weston, Florida open for students in grades 9−12. Cypress Bay is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district.

It currently enrolls 4,192 students. The groundbreaking for the future site of CBHS occurred in early 2001, and construction was finished by late 2002. The school offers academic pursuits including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, and an array of academic and extracurricular student clubs and organizations. It is located adjacent to Falcon Cove Middle School. Cypress Bay has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2009-2010 academic year.[3]


Cypress Bay's Boys' varsity soccer team has won the FHSAA Class 5A State Championship for three years in a row. At a ceremony held in April 2012, ESPN crowned the Cypress Bay Boys' Varsity Soccer Team as the nation's top high school team.[4]

Student body[edit]

Cypress Bay opened in 2002 with 200 students over its projected capacity. A 9th grade annex was built for the 2003−04 school year and abolished in 2008. A new building was opened in the main campus for the school year 2005−06 to alleviate overcrowding. The 2006 senior class was the first to have attended the school for all four years and at the same location. This will not occur again until the class of 2012. The graduating class of 2008 was about 1200 students.[citation needed]

During the 2007−08 school year, Cypress Bay reached a maximum enrollment of more than 5,500 students and was consequently named the most populous high school in the United States. In response, the school board decided to cap enrollment as a temporary measure to alleviate overcrowding and all new registering students were sent over to Western High School. After the 2008−09 school year the school boundaries were changed and all students south of Griffin Rd. were assigned to the new West Broward High School, while students living in Bonaventure were assigned to Western High School.

In spite of the schools massive student population, there are opportunities and paths for any type of student. The school offers regular classes, honors, and AP courses. In addition to the academic doors, the school offers many clubs and organizations any student could join. There are clubs for student looking to help other, meet other students, get academic help, or pursue a certain passion.

Moreover, the school informs students about post-secondary education. Not only do the courses offered prepare students for college, but also the clubs and organizations prepare and even guide student to take the college road. Cypress Bay alumni have attend universities such as, but not limited to, Indiana University Bloomington, National University of Colombia, Universidad Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre, University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford, Harvard, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Yale, Universidad de Los Llanos Centrales Rómulo Gallegos, Princeton, Universidad Central de Venezuela, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Universidad de Los Andes, Duke, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Universidad del Zulia, Emory University, Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, University of California-Berkeley, Fort Lewis College, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Yaracuy Venezuela, Boston College, Universidad Politécnica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional de Venezuela, University of Notre Dame, Universidad Sur del Lago Jesús María Semprum, University of Miami, University of Florida, Universidad Simón Bolívar - Caracas, Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela, University of Texas at Austin, Universidad Rafael María Baralt de Venezuela, Florida State University, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira, University of Central Florida and Wheeling Jesuit University.

As of 2013-2014, the total student enrollment was 4,192. The ethnic makeup of the school was (2,236) 53.4% Hispanic, (1,564) 37.3% White, (142) 3.4% Black, (146) 3.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, (90) 2.1% Multiracial, and (14) 0.3% Native American or Native Alaskan.[5]

ACCLAIM Award[edit]

The ACCLAIM Awards were created to honor an outstanding principal and assistant principal each year for their hard work and dedication. The awards seek to recognize school leaders who excel in the following areas: Achievement, Communication, Compassion, Leadership, Accountability, Innovation and Motivation.

On May 13, 2009, Broward County picked Priscilla Ribeiro from Cypress Bay High School out of three other finalists to win the Assistant Principal of the Year Award. On May 14, 2010, Broward County picked Rafael Gillerno from Cypress Bay High School out of four other finalists to win the Assistant Principal of the Year Award.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Enrollment Counts: Cypress Bay High School". Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
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  3. ^ FCAT School Grades - High
  4. ^ Christy Cabrera Chirinos (April 13, 2012). "Cypress Bay boys soccer receives trophy as nation's No. 1 team". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Enrollment Counts

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