Cy-Fair High School

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Cy-Fair High School
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Cy-Fair High School is located in Texas
Cy-Fair High School
Cy-Fair High School
Cy-Fair High School is located in the United States
Cy-Fair High School
Cy-Fair High School
22602 Hempstead Freeway (U.S. Highway 290)

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77429
CoordinatesCoordinates: 29°56′21″N 95°39′10″W / 29.939117°N 95.652673°W / 29.939117; -95.652673
Information
TypeCo-Educational, Public, Secondary
MottoBobcat Fight Never Dies (BFND)
Established1942[1]
School districtCypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
PrincipalAna Martin
Faculty211.76 (on FTE basis) (2018-19)[2]
Grades9-12
Enrollment3,391 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.01 (2018-19)[2]
Color(s)Maroon & White          
AthleticsUIL 6A District 17
Athletics conferenceUniversity Interscholastic League
Team nameBobcats
Phone(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 is located along U.S. Highway 290 and is part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Cy-Fair High School is the only CFISD high school with a hyphen in its official name.[3]

History[edit]

In 1884, a school named "Big Cypress Schoolhouse, No. 2. Dist. 6," also known as the "Cypress School," was built.[4] Rural High School No. 5, built in 1937,[5] was part of the Fairbanks School District.[1] The Cypress and Fairbanks school districts consolidated in 1939.[4] Rural High School No. 5 continued to serve as the district's high school until Cy-Fair High School was opened in the spring of 1942.[1] Following court-ordered desegregation, the Carverdale school for African-American students was closed on August 3, 1970, and high school students were transferred to Cy-Fair High School.[4][6]

In 2000-01, the school was renovated and expanded, adding 20 classrooms and a new library.[7]

In 2017, as part of high school rezoning, a portion of Cy-Fair's attendance zone was to be reassigned to Cypress Ranch High School.[8][9]

On August of 2017 the school became flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The school, as well as all the schools in the Cypress Fairbanks District, postponed the first day of school for 2017-2018 for two weeks before reopening on September 11th, 2017.[10][11][12]

Academics[edit]

For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received an A grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 90 out of 100. The school received a B grade in two domains, School Progress (score of 87) and Closing the Gaps (score of 85), and an A grade in Student Achievement (score of 92). The school received one of the seven possible distinction designations for Top 25%: Comparative Academic Growth.[13]

Athletics[edit]

Cy-Fair competes athletically in District 17-6A of the University Interscholastic League.[14]

Football[edit]

The 1985 football team finished with a 13-1-1 record, losing to perennial power Permian High School 7-10 in the state semifinals.[15]

In 2017, the football team went undefeated and won the 6A Division 2 State Championship against Midway High School.[16]

Basketball[edit]

The 1969-70 boy's basketball team advanced to the 3A state championship game, losing in the final.[17] In the 1970-71 season, the team won the 4A state championship,[18] and were given the honorific title of "National Champions."[19] The team advanced to the 4A state semifinals in the 1977-78 season.[20]

The girl's basketball team won the 5A state championship in the 2007-08 season, defeating DeSoto High School in the final.[21] The team won another 5A state championship in the 2009-10 season.[22]

Volleyball[edit]

The 1986-87 girl's volleyball team were the 5A state champions, defeating Amarillo High School in the final.[23]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 3,526 students enrolled for 2017-18 was:

  • African American: 12.5%
  • Hispanic: 31.8%
  • White: 42.8%
  • Native American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 9.7%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Two or More Races: 2.6%

33.7% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch.[2]

Feeder patterns[edit]

All Arnold Middle School and some Hamilton Middle School students are within Cy-Fair High School's attendance boundary.[24]

There are four elementary schools that feed into Arnold Middle School:[24]

  • Adam Elementary
  • Danish Elementary (partial)
  • Lamkin Elementary (partial)
  • Millsap Elementary (partial)

There are two elementary schools that feed into Hamilton Middle School within Cy-Fair's attendance boundary:[24]

  • Black Elementary (partial)
  • Hamilton Elementary (partial)

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bradley, Vagney (January 16, 2017). "Cy-Fair High marks its 75th year with celebration". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - CY-FAIR H S (481611001182)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "High Schools". Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Foster, Robin (August 21, 2015). "Growing Cy-Fair ISD rooted in rich history". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "History of CFISD: The Emergence of Education". Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Smithwick, Danica (February 28, 2018). "HISTORY: Carverdale School remembered for excellence in the Cy-Fair community". Community Impact Newspaper. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  7. ^ "History: The one and only "Cy" School". Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "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.
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  14. ^ "2018-20 Realignment Alphabetical Listing" (PDF). University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Sudhalter, Michael (December 10, 2010). "'85 Cy-Fair team reflects on Silver Anniversary of state semifinal run". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Waco Midway vs Cy-Fair (Dec 23, 2017)". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "1969-1970 3A Boys Basketball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  18. ^ "1970-1971 4A Boys Basketball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  19. ^ Sudhalter, Michael (January 31, 2011). "Cy-Fair celebrates 1971 National Champions with reunion event". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  20. ^ "1977-1978 4A Boys Basketball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  21. ^ "2007-2008 5A Girls Basketball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  22. ^ "2009-2010 5A Girls Basketball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  23. ^ "1986-1987 5A Volleyball State Results". University Interscholastic League. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  24. ^ a b c "High School Feeder System." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  25. ^ de Jesus Ortiz, Jose (April 24, 2013). "Robbie Grossman lives out lifelong dream". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  26. ^ "Former Cy-Fair star Lindsey Harding hired as NBA assistant coach". Associated Press. Houston Chronicle. July 19, 2019. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  27. ^ "Cy-Fair alum, Olympian Jonathan Horton to serve as Fun Run emcee". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. January 14, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  28. ^ "Braden Mann to get his kicks -- and punts -- at Under Armour All-America Game". USA Today. October 21, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  29. ^ Barron, David (January 15, 2018). "Former Rice, Cy-Fair star Sam McGuffie makes Olympic bobsled team". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  30. ^ Nelson, Glenn (November 12, 2009). "Chiney Ogwumike opts for Stanford". ESPN. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  31. ^ "Former Cy-Fair standout Nneka Ogwumike named WNBA MVP". KHOU 11. CBS. September 28, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  32. ^ Berkowitz, Lana (October 3, 2010). "Nick calls Tony Oller". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  33. ^ Sudhalter, Michael (June 24, 2011). "Cy-Fair High graduate reflects on illustrious pro football career". Cypress Creek Mirror. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  34. ^ Murray, Lynn (December 1992). "TETA convention program coming together" (PDF). The Leaguer. University Interscholastic League. p. 4. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  35. ^ "Athlete Profile: Fred Whitfield - About the Athlete". Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  36. ^ Hveem, Todd (June 22, 2007). "Astros pitcher Woody Williams and former Cy-Fair star pleased with Bobcats' state title". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
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