Cypress High School

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Cypress High School
40th Anniversary Logo
9801 Valley View Street
Cypress, California, Orange County 90630
United States
Coordinates 33°49′13″N 118°1′44″W / 33.82028°N 118.02889°W / 33.82028; -118.02889Coordinates: 33°49′13″N 118°1′44″W / 33.82028°N 118.02889°W / 33.82028; -118.02889
School type Public, High School
Motto "Keep it simple"
Established c.1973 (1973)
School district Anaheim Union HS District
NCES District ID 0602630[1]
Superintendent Michael Matsuda [2][3]
CEEB code 050714[4]
NCES School ID 060263000172[5]
Principal Jodie Wales[6]
Teaching staff 93 teachers[5][7]
Grades 9th-12th[5][7]
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 2422[5][7] (2009-2010)
 • Grade 9 624[7]
 • Grade 10 629[7]
 • Grade 11 610[7]
 • Grade 12 559[7]
Student to teacher ratio 26.03[5][7]
Campus type Large Suburban[5][7]
Color(s) Navy Blue, Orange
Song Alma Mater
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Empire League CIF Southern Section
Mascot Roman Centurion
Rival Kennedy High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[8]
USNWR ranking
  1. 1176[7]
Newspaper The Centurion Spotlight[9]
Yearbook Cypress
Feeder schools Lexington Junior High
Cypress High School Billboard 2.JPG
The marquee in front of the school

Cypress High School is a public, four-year high school in the city of Cypress, California, one of eight comprehensive high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD). Cypress High School is ranked one of the top schools in California[citation needed]. It is an academically distinguished school. The school receives most of its students from the junior high across town, Lexington Junior High School, also part of the AUHSD. Cypress was first established in 1973, and honored as a California Distinguished School in 2007. The California Distinguished Schools program honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Cypress High School also received a Greatschool rating of 10 out of 10 based on the test scores of the students.


Cypress's sports teams compete in the Empire League of the CIF Southern Section. The school mascot is the centurion of Roman fame. The school colors are navy blue, orange, and white. In 2007, baseball team was ranked in the Top 25 for all Prep teams nationwide.[10]

The following sports are offered at Cypress:

CIF Southern Section championships[edit]

  • Boys Golf 2005
  • Baseball: 2005 and 2013 [11]:11
  • Football: 2007[11]:82
  • Softball: 1983,[11]:127 1987,[11]:127 1992,[11]:128
  • Girls Volleyball: 2007[11]:301
  • Boys Tennis 2016

Other Championships[edit]

  • Varsity Song: USA National Champions 2011

Marching Band[edit]

The Cypress High School Centurion Imperial Brigade performed in the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day.[12] 2015 marks the first appearance of Cypress High School in the Rose Parade and the first reappearance of an AUHSD school in over thirty years.[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Anaheim Union High". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved Aug 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Anaheim Union High School District Organizational Chart" (PDF). Anaheim Union High School District. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Message from the Superintendent". Anaheim Union High School District. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "SAT Code Search". The College Board. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Cypress High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Aug 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Administrative Team". Cypress High School. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Cypress High School Overview". Best High Schools. U.S.News & World Report. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Directory of Schools: 2011-2012" (PDF). WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools. July 2011. p. 35. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Newspaper page
  10. ^ Josh Vitters/Cypress HS 2007 champions Archived October 22, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Simmons, Thom (January 2012). "CIF-Southern Section All Sports Press Guide and Record Book" (PDF). California Interscholastic Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Shelley Henderson, Cypress High School band qualifies for 2015 Rose Parade, Orange County Breeze, September 30, 2013
  13. ^ Rose Parade Participants, Tournament of Roses, 2014
  14. ^ "NFL Player Profile - Marko Cavka". Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b White, Lonnie (26 April 2004). "A Second Day Run on Bruins". Los Angelos Times. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Newport Harbor Lineman Commits to USC". Los Angelos Times. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Beck, Jason (4 June 2002). "Tigers select Moore with first pick". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  18. ^ Rohwer, Bob (4 June 2002). "Here and Now". Los Angelos Times. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
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  22. ^ "Cubs select third baseman Josh Vitters with third pick of First-Year Player Draft". Chicago Cubs. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  23. ^ "2007 Draft Tracker". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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