• About Cypress Ridge

    Cypress Ridge Elementary, located in the central Florida town of Clermont, is a math, science, technology, engineering magnet school, and thus a “School of Choice.” We serve the student populations in the following elementary school zones: Clermont, Lost Lake, Minneola, Grassy Lake, Astatula, Groveland, Mascotte, Sawgrass Bay, and Pine Ridge.  Please click the "About Us" link above, then go to Lottery to learn more about admission. You may also access an online application using the Application link of our Main Menu.
    Our school is located on the Lakes Wales Ridge, a geographic area that runs down the center (or spine) of the state. It is a hilly area that was originally the beaches of Florida. Our school mascot, the osprey, prefers to nest in the bald cypress trees at the water’s edge, thus the name Cypress Ridge.  Since 2011, a pair of ospreys that we've named Sammy and Sassy, have nested on our campus in a nesting dish that was installed by SECO in 1996, they year we opened Cypress Ridge.
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