Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB+
- Clubs & ActivitiesC
- Health & SafetyA+
- Resources & FacilitiesC
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.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
- 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
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!
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.