Cypress Ranch High School

Last updated: December 18, 2017

About the School

Trustees approved the construction contract for Cypress Ranch HS and Warner Elementary, located on the 130 acre multi-campus site at Fry Road and Cypress North Houston, to Pepper-Lawson Construction, L.P. in the amount of $68,673,095.00. The contract amount is $162,855.00 under budget. Cypress Ranch is a repeat design of Cypress–Woods High School with design modifications and opened for the 2008-2009 school year. Since this campus is located on a multi-school site with Warner Elementary and a future middle school, the exterior design is complimentary to the elementary school in terms of brick color and aesthetics. The colors for Cypress Ranch are navy and gold. The mascot is the mustang.

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 has a modified footprint which includes the relocation of the library above the main lobby. Both facilities 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. 

The Board approved the swimming pool option 2 for high schools #9 and #10 which consists of a six-lane, 25-yard practice pool constructed at Cypress Lakes and an eight-lane, 25-yard meet pool with a five-lane, warm-up pool area at Cypress Ranch. Constructing the meet pool allows CFISD to host larger swimming competitions such as district meets and tri and quad meets in which three or four teams compete. 

Accomplishments

  • 2012 UIL 5-A State Baseball Champions
  • $18.8 Million dollars offered in scholarships to Cypress Ranch students
  • 34% of the Class of 2012 graduated with honors with a GPA of 6.0 or above
  • 79 AP Scholars and 20 National Merit Scholars
  • Cypress Ranch Key Club is the largest Key Club in the world with 630 members
  • CRHS Band has received numerous awards including UIL Sweepstakes, First Division ratings, Winterguard 2nd place in State Championships
  • 2 students advanced to the State level of the TAEA VASE competition for electronic media
  • Chamber Choir earned Superior Rating at the American Classic Madrigal Festival
  • 23 Theatre students advance to the International Thespian National Competition
  • Drill Team has received numerous sweepstakes and individual awards at competition
  • Girls Basketball team was the Region III Area Champions
  • Boys Swimming – both Varsity and Jr. Varsity earned the District Champion title
  • FFA earned the National Gold Two Star Chapter Award, Golden Horizon Chapter Award, and received three State Lonestar Degrees
  • LOTE students received numerous awards at competition
  • Orchestra has won UIL sweepstakes trophies with the varsity full, varsity string, and non-varsity orchestras, and superior and overall best-in-class trophies at the Spring in the Park Music Festival in Dallas this year.  Orchestra also had 5 students named TMEA Texas Music Scholars and 80 earned medals for superior ratings at UIL solo and ensemble contest this school year.

Campus Goals

To provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students so they are able to reach their potential and become engaged and productive citizens in our society. 

Enrollment

3668 students as of September 15, 2015

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.

 

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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 Donna Myers at 281-373-2335 or [email protected]

Cypress Ranch High School

Cypress Ranch High School Building

10700 Fry Rd. Cypress TX 77433

281-373-2300

7:20 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Mike Maness

2008

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