Cypress Park High School

Cypress Park High School (nicknamed Cy Park) is a high school located in Cypress, an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, in Greater Houston. It is a part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) and is in its southwestern part.[2]

Cypress Park High School
Location
Cypress Park High School
Cypress Park High School
7425 Westgreen Blvd
Cypress, TX 77433

United States
Coordinates
Information
TypePublic high school
Motto"Rise Up! Take Courage! Do It!"
Established2016
School districtCypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
PrincipalChris Hecker
Grades9-12
Enrollment1925 (as of 2018)[1]
Color(s)          Black & Gold
AthleticsUIL 6A
Athletics conferenceUniversity Interscholastic League
Team nameTigers
Information(346) 227-6000
WebsiteCypress Park High School website

History

CFISD purchased the site that now contains Cypress Park High in 2006. The district considered building a new high school there shortly after the purchase occurred, but it delayed its plans due to the Texas state government removing funding to the district and the Great Recession. The district resumed its plans due to an increase of students in the district.[3]

Cy-Park is the district's 11th traditional high school to open; it was tentatively known as "HS No. 11" until the CFISD board approved the school's permanent name in August 2015.[4] The opening relieved Cypress Lakes High School and Cypress Springs High School.[2][5] It was funded by a 2007 school bond.[6]

The school opened on August 22, 2016. In its first year it will have 9th grade students (freshmen) and add one more grade level each subsequent year until all four years are present.[7] The district anticipates that the school will hold 3,000 students.[3]

The school's first principal is Chris Hecker; he was hired in that role by the CFISD board in 2015, and he previously was the principal of CFISD's Dean Middle School in Houston.[8] In its first school year it had 48 teachers.[7]

Campus

The campus, designed by PBK Architects and built by Satterfield & Pontikes, has a three-story classroom wing, a cafeteria building, a utility plant building, and an athletic and art building. The campus has a total of 592,000 square feet (55,000 m2) of space.[8] The school uses a layout not used in previously-built CFISD high schools.[3]

Cypress Park is located within a complex of CFISD schools, referred to as an "Educational Village",[2] which will also have an elementary and middle school and cover a total of 179-acre (72 ha) of land; it will have a central food service area.[7]

Student body

The projected 2016-2017 student body had 638 students, with 57% being Hispanic or Latino, 26% being Black, 10% being Anglo White, and 4% being Asian. The projected percentage of low income students was 74%.[7]

Athletics

The school, upon its opening, hired Greg Rogers, previously the Cypress Falls High School American football team assistant coach and girls' track team head track coach, as its head coach and the coach of the school's football.[9] The remainder of the athletic staff had been hired by July 2016. Cypress Park will begin 6A varsity play in 2018 UIL Season.[10]

Feeder patterns

Schools that feed into Cypress Park include:[11]

  • Elementary schools: Emery (partial), Hemmenway (partial), Jowell (partial), M. Robinson (partial), Walker (partial)
  • Middle schools: Hopper (partial), Kahla (partial), Thornton (partial)

References

  1. "Enrollment, Mascots & Colors." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on January 9, 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. Bradley, Vagney (2015-08-04). "Topping of Cypress Park High School New high school first of its kind in the district". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  4. "Board approves name of HS No. 11, Cypress Park High School". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  5. "Final Recommendation 1-11-16." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on January 5, 2017. This document shows changes in attendance zones between 2015-2016 and 2017-2018.
  6. Baird, Annette (2016-03-22). "School project represents new concept". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  7. Bradley, Vagney (2016-12-26). "Cy-Fair ISD opens its 11th high school". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  8. "CFISD names inaugural principal for Cypress Park HS". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. 2015-10-23. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  9. "Rogers named Cypress Park campus athletic coordinator, coach". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  10. Cook, Kevin (2016-07-14). "Full Cypress Park coaching staff, under AC Greg Rogers, ready to go for August". Cypress Creek Mirror at the Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  11. "HS MS Changes By Res Code." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Retrieved on January 9, 2017.
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