Cypress Lakes High School

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Cypress Lakes High School
Location
5750 Greenhouse Rd
Katy, TX 77449

United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 2008
School district Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Principal Sarah Harty
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3534 (as of 2013)
Color(s)           Red & Silver
Athletics UIL 5A
Athletics conference University Interscholastic League
Team name Spartans
Information (281) 856-3800
Website

Cypress Lakes High School is a secondary school located in Cypress, which is an unincorporated place in Harris County, Texas, near Houston. Cypress Lakes, originally named Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District High School #10, is part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and serves students in grades 9-12. It was built along with Cypress Ranch High School to relieve the populations of Cypress Springs High School.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The district selected PBK Architects as the designer of the new school, which uses similar blueprints to the existing Cypress Ridge, Cypress Springs, and Cypress Woods schools, following the design of a mall, that being of one main hallway becoming split into sub-hallways into the rooms. Originally the school was scheduled to open in fall 2009. The rapid growth in CFISD prompted the district to schedule the opening of the school in fall 2008. The School's first (and current) Principal, Sarah Harty, was a former Principal of Cypress Springs High School.[1]

On March 28, 2014, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard visits the students at Cypress Lakes High School for winning the "Block Out Violence" program.[2]

Demographics[edit]

For the 2012-13 school year:[3]

  • African American: 21.6%
  • Hispanic: 55.3%
  • White: 13.8%
  • American Indian: 0.2%
  • Asian: 6.7%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Two or More Races: 2.4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 62.5%

Being in an area highly habitated by Hispanics, more than half of the students are of Hispanic descendency; However, most of the Hispanic population at the school are second or third generation Hispanics, and their first language is English rather than Spanish.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

Cypress Lakes High School houses many different Extracurricular Clubs and Organizations[4] which are open for students to join near the beginning of the school year or for some clubs, every beginning of any semester. All 57 clubs for the 2013-2014 year include:

Feeder patterns[edit]

Schools that feed into Cypress Lakes include:[5]

  • Elementary schools: Emery, Lieder, M. Robinson, Sheridan, Wilson, Hemmenway (partial), McFee (partial), Tipps (partial)
  • Middle schools: Thornton, Watkins

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