Cypress High School
|Cypress High School|
|9801 Valley View Street
Cypress, California, Orange County 90630
|School type||Public, High School|
|Motto||"Keep it simple"|
|School district||Anaheim Union HS District|
|NCES District ID||0602630|
|Superintendent||Michael Matsuda |
|NCES School ID||060263000172|
|Teaching staff||93 teachers|
|• Grade 9||624|
|• Grade 10||629|
|• Grade 11||610|
|• Grade 12||559|
|Student to teacher ratio||26.03|
|Campus type||Large Suburban|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue, Orange
|Fight song||Across the Field|
|Athletics conference||Empire League CIF Southern Section|
|Rival||Kennedy High School|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Newspaper||The Centurion Spotlight|
|Feeder schools||Lexington Junior High|
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. 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.
The following sports are offered at Cypress:
CIF Southern Section championships
- Boys Golf 2005
- Baseball: 2005 and 2013 :11
- Football: 2007:82
- Softball: 1983,:127 1987,:127 1992,:128
- Girls Volleyball: 2007:301
- Boys Tennis 2016
- Varsity Song: USA National Champions 2011
The Cypress High School Centurion Imperial Brigade performed in the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day. 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.
- Scott Aukerman, American writer, actor, comedian, television personality, director, producer, and podcast host
- Marko Cavka, former professional American football offensive tackle
- Lanny Cordola, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- Christopher Dorner, former LAPD officer accused of killing four people, including two police officers, in a week-long killing spree
- Justin Lin, American Director & Producer
- Clarence Moore, American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League; he is currently a free agent
- Scott Moore, an American professional baseball infielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball
- Troy O'Leary, American professional baseball outfielder who played with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs 
- Brian Tochi, American actor, best known for role in Revenge of the Nerds
- Josh Vitters, third pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft (Chicago Cubs)
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