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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 144 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
2039 Merrill St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Telephone
(831) 477-0302
Website

Cypress Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
24 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
19%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$54,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,476
National
$949
Median Home Value
$798,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • National coming out day
    60%
  • None of those events exist
    20%
  • Parent Night, discussion led by students
    20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
144
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,177
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$11,524/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Cypress Charter High School Reviews

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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.
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Cypress honestly saved my life, I was previously attending a very academically rigorous school where I was experiencing severe reactions to the stress, but my health has improved dramatically since I came here.. Cypress provides the choice of a challenge, by providing AP and honors courses, but with flexibility so that your schedule will work for you not just as a student but as a human being. All the teachers are like family. The school's population is largely LGBTQ+, though the ethnic diversity could stand to be higher. The amount of sports and clubs offered are minimal due to the small size of the school, but there is so much heart in them. Altogether a great place to be.
With an amazing community of students and teachers that foster growth in academics, and emotional and mental health, this school caters to the needs of any background. The administration is incredibly responsive to student critique, and actively works to continuously better the school.