Cypress Falls High School

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Cypress Falls High School
Location
Cypress Falls High School is located in Texas
Cypress Falls High School
Cypress Falls High School
Cypress Falls High School is located in the United States
Cypress Falls High School
Cypress Falls High School
9811 Huffmeister Road
Houston, TX 77095

United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 29°55′07″N 95°37′54″W / 29.9186°N 95.6316°W / 29.9186; -95.6316
Information
TypePublic high school
MottoWe Are One
Established1992
School districtCypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
PrincipalBecky Denton
Faculty162 (on FTE basis)
Grades9-12
Enrollment3216 (as of 2018)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.3
Color(s)          Green & Gold
AthleticsUIL 6A
Athletics conferenceUniversity Interscholastic League
Team nameGolden Eagles
Information(281) 856-1000
Website

Cypress Falls High School is a secondary school in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, United States.[2][3] It opened in 1992. The current principal is Ms. Becky Denton. Cypress Falls is part of the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, which started during the late 19th century with a school named "The Cypress School". Originally, there were only 12 schools and it is now one of the largest districts in Houston, Texas.[4] Cypress Woods High School relieved Cypress Falls when it opened in fall 2006.

The school's mascot is the golden eagle and their colors are green and gold.

Cypress Falls offers several different extracurricular resources to enhance the student and parent experience. The principal maintains a blog on the high school's website to help keep the parents connected and people informed in general.[5]

Cypress Falls was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1999-2000.[6]

Demographics[edit]

For the 2017-18 school year:[7]

  • African American: 19.5%
  • Hispanic: 47.6%
  • White: 19.3%
  • American Indian: 1%
  • Asian: 10.4%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Two or More Races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 54.3%

History[edit]

In 2016, as part of high school rezoning, a portion of Cy Falls's attendance zone was be reassigned to Cypress Ranch High School and another portion was be reassigned to Langham Creek High School.[8][9]

Feeder patterns[edit]

[needs update] Schools that feed into Cypress Falls include:[10]

  • Elementary schools: Fiest, Horne, Owens, Birkes (partial), Hairgrove (partial), Lee (partial), Postma (partial), Tipps (partial), Woodard (partial)
  • Middle schools: Labay, Aragon (partial), Truitt (partial)

Extracurricular activities[edit]

During the school year of 2010-2011, Cypress Falls was the only school in its district to have all levels of its music department (band, orchestra, and choir) receive sweepstakes at their UIL Contest.

The Cypress Falls High School varsity men's choir performed at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) 2012 Clinic and Convention on Feb. 10 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Selected from hundreds of submissions from across the state, the choir performed a concert before thousands of Texas music educators and students.

The Cypress Falls High School Varsity Women's choir performed at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) 2015 Clinic and Convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio in February 2015. Selected from hundreds of submissions from across the state, the choir performed a concert before thousands of Texas music educators and students. In addition to performing at TMEA, the Varsity Women's choir also performed at the National American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) 2015 Convention in Salt Lake City in February 2015, as they were selected from thousands of submissions from across the nation. This is the first choir chosen from the Cypress Fairbanks ISD to perform at the national level.

The Cypress Falls Golden Eagle Marching band 2015-2016 is the only Cypress-Fairbanks school to compete and place in finals in the Bands Of America Super Regional in Atlanta Georgia. They currently hold 22 consecutive UIL Sweepstakes and are active participants in the Texas UIL Marching Contest.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfisd.net/en/schools-facilities/our-schools/enrollment-mascots-colors/
  2. ^ "City of Houston City limits" (PDF). City of Houston. Retrieved 2019-05-23. - The school is not in the Houston city limits.
  3. ^ Home. Cypress Falls High School. Retrieved on May 24, 2019. "9811 Huffmeister Road Houston, TX 77095"
  4. ^ CFISD: Cypress Fairbanks ISD Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Cy Falls HS Resources
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program Archived 2014-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Demographics". Cypress Falls High School. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  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.
  10. ^ "[1]." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

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