Cypress Creek High School (Meadow Woods, Florida)

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Cypress Creek High School
Cypress Creek High logo.JPG
Meadow Woods, Florida
United States
Type Public Secondary
Established 1992
School district Orange County Public Schools
Principal Dr. W. John McHale
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 3,313 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s) Maroon, Silver, Black, and White
Mascot Bear
Rival Freedom High School
National ranking 1651
Motto To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community. To be the top producer of successful students in the nation.

Cypress Creek High School is located in Meadow Woods, Florida and serves students in grades 9 through 12.

Cypress Creek is an IB World School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.[2] As an IB World School, CCHS is a local magnet school allowing students from other Orange County, Florida schools to attend.[3]

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. Hunters Creek Middle School, Freedom Middle School, Westridge Middle School, Lake Nona Middle School, Southwest Middle School) also attend Cypress Creek albeit in smaller numbers.


The CCHS Marching Band at the Bands of America Orlando Regional in October 2000.

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)[4] 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.[5]

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.[citation needed]

IB Diploma Program[edit]

The IB DP at Cypress Creek is notably recognized as performing among the top 1% of IB schools worldwide in regard to graduation rates within the program. The program starts with the Pre-IB curriculum in the first two years of high school. Students enter the program officially in their Junior year. The program is outlined as follows:

The Cypress Creek German Program is also the largest German learning program in the state of Florida and among the most successful in national German language competitions.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ FHSAA Student Population Report
  2. ^ "International Baccalaureate". Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Senior High Magnet Programs". 2007-06-21. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  4. ^ "2009 History". Archived from the original on 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Music For All Invitation List". Retrieved 2011-07-31. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Amare Stoudemire Info Page". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  7. ^ Jammie Kirlew Archived 2012-01-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Chris Duffy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 28°22′47″N 81°22′37″W / 28.379706°N 81.376865°W / 28.379706; -81.376865