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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Cypress Charter High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Santa Cruz, CA. It has 119 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Cypress Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
24 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
19%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$63,176
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$949
Median Home Value
$772,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • National coming out day
    67%
  • None of those events exist
    11%
  • Parent Night, discussion led by students
    11%
  • Wellness Fair
    11%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
119
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,893
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,314/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Cypress Charter High School Reviews

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So grateful we found this amazing high school! It's college prep but with out the intense social cliques and pressure. My daughter didn't fit in at our local high school and hated going because of how the other kids treated her. Now she's always up on time and excited to go. AND she gets most of her homework done and good grades. The students are amazing. I love how confident and polite they are when I'm on campus. The teachers seem so much happier too. Smaller classes, less policing makes for better relationships with the students. I feel my daughter is in great hands. Thanks Cypress!
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I have been impressed by the school culture and its intention to provide a thoughtful, safe and supportive academic environment. My children are bright and college-bound but wanted a smaller classroom size for high school, which we had provided via private schools for them through 8th grade. At Cypress, children will get a solid A-G education and have the opportunity to make friends and engage in a thoughtful discussion of tolerance and socio-economic diversity. The school is a bit limited in its offerings given its size, but Cabrillo College, independent study and online UC Scout courses are available for the student who wants more. The student willing to reach for an education will get a very good one at Cypress, together with invaluable life lessons about how to live alongside others with differences.
Cypress has always been a great school, but has grown in many ways in recent years. With increasing AP/Honors offerings and enrollment and higher test scores, they have earned their label as a college prep school. The staff and students are welcoming and accepting. The teachers are wonderful as well as accommodating, and truly become like a second family to students. Cypress also allows the students to make positive changes to their campus. Just in the past year or two, three major new clubs have been founded, school lunches have been vastly improved, and many classes ranging from APs to yoga have started, all due to students. Cypress has also always been extremely welcoming of LGBT students, students of color, and students with disabilities. Cypress is very small, meaning you get to know everyone and have smaller classes and more one on one time with teachers. Overall Cypress is a great school, and a great place to be if you life accepting and tight knit communities.