Cypress Lakes High School

Last updated: November 30, 2017

Department Chairs

  • Social Studies - Terry Noe
  • Science - Matthew Wells
  • LOTE - Kay Nan Cooley
  • Math - Michelle Spiers
  • Health and P. E.- Brenda Yanowski
  • English - Ellen Holzman
  • CATE- Heather Palasota
  • SPED Jean Lyon

Additional Personnel

  • Drill Team Director - Annette Stark
  • Band Director - Manuel Gonzales
  • Choir Director - Lelah Loftin

Campus Goals

Successfully prepare students for college or post high school training.

About The School

Cypress Lakes High School (High school #10) is located west of Highway 6 and south of FM 529, designed by PBK Architects, and has an opening date of August, 2008. High school #10 was originally scheduled to open for the 2009-2010 school year, however due to the high level of growth in the southwest part of the district, there is a need to provide enrollment relief for Cypress Springs High School for the 2008-2009 school year. The colors for Cypress Lakes are red and silver. The school mascot is the spartans.

Cypress Lakes HS and Cypress Ranch HS were designed by PBK Architects, Inc. with modifications to existing plans used in the construction of Cypress Woods, Cypress Ridge and Cypress Springs high schools. Each new school will have a modified footprint which includes the relocation of the library above the main lobby. Both facilities will feature their own unique color scheme and front entry design. New mandates from the Texas Education Agency require additional square footage for the science labs and library from previous high school designs which are incorporated into the final designs.

Enrollment

3505 students as of September 15, 2017.

Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students.  G.P.A. and class rank are calculated in the fall after students complete the ninth and tenth grades.  Estimated class rankings are determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking is performed at the end of the fifth grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.). A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

 

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level

(on level)

Below Level

Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

90-100

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

80-89

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

75-79

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

70-74

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

Below 70

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

 

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 2/7 for each grading period average and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

 

Four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.  If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Maria Graham.

Cypress Lakes High School

Cypress Lakes High School Building

5750 Greenhouse Rd Katy TX 77449

281-856-3800

7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Sarah Harty

2008

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