Cypress Creek High School (Orlando, Florida)
|Cypress Creek High School|
|Location||Orlando (Orange County), Florida, U.S.|
|District||Orange County Public Schools|
|Colors||Maroon, Silver, Black, and White|
|Motto||With Bear Pride!|
Cypress Creek High School is located in south Orlando, Florida and serves students in grades 9 through 12.
Cypress Creek is an IB World School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. As an IB World School, CCHS is a local magnet school allowing students from other Orange County, Florida schools to attend.
Cypress Creek High School receives graduating students from Meadow Woods Middle School, South Creek Middle School and Walker Middle School. However, it is a magnet school, so students from surrounding middle schools (e.g. Chain of Lakes, Gotha) also attend Cypress Creek (albeit in smaller numbers).
The Cypress Creek Marching Band is a seven-time Florida Marching Band Coalition Class 4A Champion (in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2010) and was named Grand Champion an unprecedented five times (1998–2002) before FMBC eliminated the Grand Champion title (now only class champions are named) The marching band was a Bands of America Grand Nationals Semi-Finalist two times, in 2000 and 2002, finishing in the top 20.
The Cypress Creek Wind Ensemble has been guest-conducted by composers including Karel Husa (in 1996) and David Holsinger (in 2002). The group has performed at venues and festivals including Bands of America Marching and Concert Festivals in 1997 and 2000, and Carnegie Hall in April 2009. The Wind Ensemble also recently performed for the second time at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Cypress Creek High School Winter Guard has competed in the Dayton, Ohio WGI World Championships since 1999. They have been finalists in the WGI competitions seven times since the school's opening.
- Amar'e Stoudemire, forward for the NBA's New York Knicks
- Christopher Duffy (baseball), Baseball Player
- Jammie Kirlew, Football Player
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