|Cypress Bay High School|
18600 Vista Park Boulevard
|School district||Broward County Public Schools|
|Color(s)|| Royal Blue|
The groundbreaking for the future site of CBHS occurred in early 2001, and construction was finished by late 2002. It is located adjacent to Falcon Cove Middle School. The school offers a wide variety of academic pursuits including 33 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the Cambridge AICE Program, honors courses, a dual enrollment option and an array of academic and extracurricular activities that includes nearly 70 student clubs and organizations and more than 15 sports. Cypress Bay is also the pilot school for Broward County Public School's partnership with the FBI to provide a Cyber/STEM program, which is the second program of its kind in the nation.
Cypress Bay has received an FCAT school grade of "A" for every year since its founding, with the only exception of 2009 when it received a "B". In 2016, U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings gave Cypress Bay a 1st place rank in Broward County, 21st in Florida and 243rd in the United States.
Cypress Bay's Boys' varsity soccer team has won the FHSAA Class 5A State Championship five of the last seven years. At a ceremony held in April 2012, ESPN crowned the Cypress Bay Boys' Varsity Soccer Team as the nation's top high school team.
Cypress Bay opened in 2002 for grades 9-11 with 200 students over its projected capacity. The following 2003–2004 school year it was grades 10-12 that attended the main campus while the 9th grade attended a school annex built at a separate location. This situation continued until 2008 when the 9th grade annex was abolished. A new 36 classroom building was opened in the main campus for the school year 2005−2006 to alleviate overcrowding. The 2006 senior class was the first to have attended the school for all four years and at the same location. This did not occur again until the class of 2012, when the graduation ceremony took place at the freshly completed Marlins Park and Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address. The graduating class of 2007 had 1070 students.
During the 2007−2008 school year, Cypress Bay reached a maximum enrollment of more than 5,500 students and was consequently named the most populous high school in the United States. In response, the school board decided to cap enrollment as a temporary measure to alleviate overcrowding and all new registering students were sent over to Western High School. After the 2008−2009 school year the school boundaries were changed and all students south of Griffin Road were assigned to the new West Broward High School, while students living in Bonaventure were assigned to Western High School.
As of 2017–2018 school year, the total student enrollment was 4,701. The ethnic makeup of the school was (2,610) 55.5% Hispanic, (1,450) 30.8% non-Hispanic White, (222) 4.72% non-Hispanic Black, (240) 5.10% Asian or Pacific Islander, (158) 3.36% Multiracial, (21) 0.44% Native American or Native Alaskan, and (2) 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
- Steven Bohlemann, American Paralympic soccer player
- Matthew Dayes, American football player
- Danny Isidora, American football player
- Buddy Jackson, Canadian football player
- Nico Marley, American football player and grandson of reggae musician Bob Marley
- Jake Miller, Rapper, singer, and songwriter
- Broward Schools Enrollment Counts
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