Cy-Fair High School
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|Cy-Fair High School|
|22602 Hempstead Freeway (U.S. Highway 290)
Cypress, Texas, Harris County 77429
|Type||Co-Educational, Public, Secondary|
|Motto||Bobcat Fight Never Dies (BFND)|
|School district||Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District|
|Faculty||187 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||3,637 (as of 2016)|
|Student to teacher ratio||32.3|
|Color(s)||Maroon & White|
|Athletics||UIL 6A District 17|
|Athletics conference||University Interscholastic League|
|Website||Cy-Fair High School 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.
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 12 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.
The school has approximately 35 active student clubs, including Model United Nations, Magic the Gathering, National Honor Society, and one of the largest Key Clubs in the state of Texas. Seventy percent of Cy-Fair High School graduates go on to college.
Cy-Fair competes athletically in District 17-6A of the University Interscholastic League.
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 Boys' 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.
1955, 1958, and 1986 Texas State Champs in Girls' Volleyball.
In football the 1985 team finished 13-1-1 losing to perinneal power Odessa Permian 7-10 in the state semifinals.
The 1987 football team finished 9-4-1 advancing to the state quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Plano 21-24. The previous week's game versus undefeated 12-0 North Mesquite was voted "Game of the Decade" by the Houston Chronicle. At the time, Texas high school football had no overtime, instead the winner of a tie game was determined by statistics. The first tiebreaker was penetrations inside the 20 yard line, the second first downs, and the third total yards. With less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, North Mesquite and Cy-Fair were tied 21-21. The teams were also tied in penetrations 5-5 but North Mesquite was ahead in first downs 21-16. In a gutsy move, Head Coach Warren Trahan instructed his defense to let the North Mequite offense score so his offense would have a chance to tie the game and win by penetrations. Cy-Fair scored with two seconds left to tie the game and advance to the quarterfinals by way of a 6-5 advantage in penetrations.
The Cy-Fair High School Band placed 14th in the 2014 State Finals in San Antonio, Texas, and 17th in the 2015 Bands of America Super Regional in San Antonio, Texas.
Cy-Fair High School is the only CFISD high school with a hyphen in its official name.
For the 2014-15 school year:
- African American: 11.8%
- Hispanic: 28.2%
- White: 47.9%
- American Indian: 0.4%
- Asian: 9.0%
- Pacific Islander: 0.0%
- Two or More Races: 2.6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 28.5%
Schools that feed into Cy-Fair include:
- Elementary schools: Adam, Birkes (partial), Black (partial), Danish (partial), Hamilton (partial), Lamkin (partial), Millsap (partial)
- Middle schools: Arnold, and Hamilton (partial)
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.
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- Carlene Watkins (1970), Actress. She had major roles in TV series Bob (1992-1993) as Bob Newhart's wife and Best of the West (1981-1982). She also had minor roles on Columbo, The Bionic Woman, The Rockford Files, Quincy, M.E., The Dukes of Hazzard, The Love Boat, Taxi, Magnum P.I., and Home Improvement. She is the daughter of long-time Cy-Fair Principal Carlos Watkins.
- Rick Porter (1972), Actor (Another World, Days of Our Lives, Walker, Texas Ranger, etc.) 
- Cody Risien (1975), NFL Football player for 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
- Frank Ditta (1976), an All-American football player in 1980 at Baylor University. He is a member of the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame.
- Bob Beauchamp (1978), The President and CEO of BMC Software, a software company with over 6000 employees world-wide. He is also on the Board of Regents at Baylor University.
- Fred Whitfield (1981), Multiple national rodeo championships.
- Darrell Reed (1983), College football player at Oklahoma. Four time All Big 8 conference.
- Greg Maxwell (1984), NFL Official
- Woody Williams (1984), MLB Pitcher from 1993 through 2007. He pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals. and the Houston Astros. He had a lifetime record of 132-116 and was a 2003 All-Star for the National League. He is one of 13 pitchers all-time with wins over all 30 MLB teams. He was the Cardinals starting pitcher for Game 1 of the 2004 World Series.
- Tony Wyllie (1985), Senior Vice President for the Washington Redskins
- Ragan Fox (1994), Reality star, Big Brother 12.
- Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert (2001), Member of classical saxophone ensemble H2 Quartet, which have six commercially available discs and a DVD, as well as having appeared on a PBS television episode of Backstage Pass.
- Lindsey Harding (2002), Basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury
- Jonathon Horton (2004), Olympic athlete
- Nneka Ogwumike (2008), Basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks
- Robbie Grossman (2008), MLB Outfielder for the Minnesota Twins
- Sam McGuffie (2008), Football wide receiver who has played for both American and Canadian professional teams, although as an offseason and/or practice squad member only. (Oakland Raiders (2013), Arizona Cardinals (2013), New England Patriots (2013), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2014))
- Tony Oller (2009), Actor/musician (Gigantic on TeenNick and As The Bell Rings"), member of MKTO.
- Chiney Ogwumike (2010), Basketball player for the Connecticut Sun
- Kortney DesCamp (2014), Professional Soccer Player
- Dan Kubiak, member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1969 to 1983 and again from 1991 to 1998, taught and coached at Cy-Fair from 1963
- Baird, Annette (2016-02-22). "Rezoning paves way for new Cy-Fair high schools". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
- "Final Recommendation 1-11-16." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on January 5, 2016. This document shows changes in attendance zones between 2015-2016 and 2017-2018.
- http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/cgi/sas/broker?_service=marykay&year4=2014&year2=14&_debug=0&single=N&title=2014+Texas+Academic+ Performance+Reports&_program=perfrept.perfmast.sas&prgopt=2014%2Ftapr%2Ftapr.sas&ptype=P&level= campus&search=campname&namenum=Cy-Fair&campus=101907002
- "." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.
- Cy-Fair High School website
- Cy-Fair High School History
- Unofficial Cy-Fair Alumni website
- Another Unofficial Cy-Fair Alumni website
- Cy-Fair HS rating from Greatschools.net
- Cy-Fair High School Band website