Trustees approved the construction contract for Cypress Ranch HS and Warner Elementary, located on the 130 acre multi-campus site at Fry Road and Cypress North Houston, to Pepper-Lawson Construction, L.P. in the amount of $68,673,095.00. The contract amount is $162,855.00 under budget. Cypress Ranch is a repeat design of Cypress–Woods High School with design modifications and opened for the 2008-2009 school year. Since this campus is located on a multi-school site with Warner Elementary and a future middle school, the exterior design is complimentary to the elementary school in terms of brick color and aesthetics. The colors for Cypress Ranch are navy and gold. The mascot is the mustang.
Cypress Lakes HS and Cypress Ranch HS were designed by PBK Architects, Inc. with modifications to existing plans used in the construction of Cypress Woods, Cypress Ridge and Cypress Springs high schools. Each new school has a modified footprint which includes the relocation of the library above the main lobby. Both facilities feature their own unique color scheme and front entry design. New mandates from the Texas Education Agency require additional square footage for the science labs and library from previous high school designs which are incorporated into the final designs.
The Board approved the swimming pool option 2 for high schools #9 and #10 which consists of a six-lane, 25-yard practice pool constructed at Cypress Lakes and an eight-lane, 25-yard meet pool with a five-lane, warm-up pool area at Cypress Ranch. Constructing the meet pool allows CFISD to host larger swimming competitions such as district meets and tri and quad meets in which three or four teams compete.