- Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD, often referred to as Cy-Fair) is a school district in northwest unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. Cy-Fair ISD is the largest 'Recognized' school district in the state of Texas with 49 out of 70 campuses receiving an Exemplary or Recognized rating by the TEA in 2008.
The district covers a small portion of Houston (including the Fairbanks section), the city of Jersey Village, and other unincorporated areas in Harris County (including Cypress). The district covers 188 square miles (490 km2) of land.
As of January 17, 2011, the district had 83 general-purpose campuses (fifty-two elementary schools, 16 middle schools, eleven high schools, and four special program facilities).
Cypress Fairbanks ISD television channel
Homes in the Cy-Fair ISD area get the Cy-Fair ISD channel on Comcast cable Channel 16. The channel also streams on the district's website.
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (Cy-Fair ISD) was created by the merger of the Cypress School District and the Fairbanks School District. the first official classes were held in church. However, in 1884, local residents built a one-room house on donated land.
In 2006 Dr. Robert Sanborn, the president and CEO of the organization Children at Risk, analyzed Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Sanborn said that most Cy-Fair ISD schools had about half of their student bodies in the "State Recommended High School Plan." Sanborn said, "In other words, these kids are taking the easy classes."
By the 2006-2007 school year, the district was the third largest in Texas with more than 70 campuses and 100,603 students.
In the 2010-2011 school year the district had over 106,000 students. Of them, 42.5% were Hispanic, 31% were White, 15.5% were Black, 8% were Asian, and others included Native Americans and people of two or more races.
In 2009 the board voted to only have school bus services for a resident who lives more than two miles from his or her school, as opposed to having service for residents living more than one mile away. Activity (late) bus service was also discontinued for most CFISD schools. Edit: Bus service continued and was expanded to accommodate student mothers, delivering mothers and their children to schools and district funded daycares on campus.
In 2010, the school district was repeatedly criticized for doing little to combat the bullying of students. In one case, a middle-school student, Asher Brown, committed suicide as a result. The school district said it had no indication that Brown was being bullied. The child's parents claimed they had made repeated calls to school officials.
- Aragon Middle School
- Established 2001, principal Maria Mamaux, mascot Wildcat.
- Arnold Middle School
- National Blue Ribbon School in 1990-91 and 1997-98 
- Bleyl Middle School
- National Blue Ribbon School in 1983-84 and 1990-91 
- Campbell Middle School
- Cook Middle School
- Dean Middle School (Houston)
- Goodson Middle School
*Dr.Cheryl Salyards Middle School
School Location Established UIL Class Cy-Fair High School unincorporated area 1941 AAAAA Jersey Village High School Jersey Village 1972 AAAAA Cypress Creek High School unincorporated area 1977 AAAAA Langham Creek High School unincorporated area 1984 AAAAA Cypress Falls High School unincorporated area 1992 AAAAA Cypress Springs High School unincorporated area 1997 AAAAA Cypress Ridge High School unincorporated area 2002 AAAAA Cypress Woods High School unincorporated area 2006 AAAAA Cypress Ranch High School unincorporated area 2008 AAAAA Cypress Lakes High School unincorporated area 2008 AAAAA Windfern High School unincorporated area 1995
- Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center
- Pridgeon Stadium
- ^ "District Map." Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.
- ^ "Locate a Community Technology Center (CTC) in your Super Neighborhood!." City of Houston.
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- ^ Spivak, Todd. "The Also-Rans." Houston Press. March 2, 2006. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.
- ^ Mellon, Ericka. "Cy-Fair ISD recruits Galena Park superintendent." Houston Chronicle. May 24, 2011.
- ^ Mellon, Ericka. "Tax break will cost Cy-Fair students." Houston Chronicle. August 3, 2009. Retrieved on August 5, 2009.
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- ^ a b c d e f g h Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
Alternative High Schools Middle Schools Special FacilitiesCarlton Vocational Facility · CFISD Adaptive Behavior Center · CFISD Alternative Learning Center · Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center
- Aragon Middle School
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