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Apollo High School

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Posted November 18, 2013

Excellent curriculum with dedicated teachers. Coming from out of state we were a little nervous about changing schools. Read this school was Excelling in 2010. Met with staff, toured campus. Amazing school! The classrooms are extremely modern as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

This school is in decline from when I attended. My son and daughter now attend and it seems this new, young principal and her lackeys I would call assistant principals are reducing this once great school to shambles. From what I see the teachers are great and communicate well. However, they are rarely supported by their administrators. It's very sad. Needless to say, it is too late for me to send my kids to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Good school, nice quiet neighborhood. Well mannered students and highly motivated teachers and administration! Recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

This school has dedicated and motivating teachers. They truly care for their students and make every attempt to get them to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

Great school! Our child entered Apollo in the 9th grade from a small private school with easy transition to public school. This was possible because of the great communications from all the staff at Apollo High School. Our child is entering the 10th grade and we, as parents, feel very confident that our child will receive a excellent education. Very easy access to all teachers thru the "parent portal" on Apollo web site. Would recommend Apollo to any undecided parent. Proud parent of a student attending Apollo High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

The teachers are very nice and they seem like they are being mean when they make you take the test and do other things that kids don't like but it is for the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

I am an Apollo graduate and have nothing but good things to say about Apollo. The teachers/coaches really care about the students, their education and their future. There was good communication between teachers/coaches and parents, a multitude of after school activities/clubs, the athletic departments are great and it is a healthy environment for teens.


Posted January 22, 2008

This High School has exceeded our expectations for both of our children. They both attended private schools previously in California. The teachers are amazing and the Principal has turned this school completly around from what I hear in years past. Great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My husband attended Apollo High School. My son is now in his Sr. year at Apollo. Apollo has great academic and athletic programs. The teachers are great, and I have to give a lot of praise to his counselor, she is up on everything that he needs to graduate and attend college. The Varsity baseball coach is great, and he cares alot about the kids on the team. He doesn't care about just winning, but also about having fun. I wouldn't send my kids to any other high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

My children all attended Apollo. The school is in a major decline that mirrors this part of Glendale. The teachers at Apollo truly care about the welfare of their students, but are restricted by an administration that is part of the Glendale Union High School District good ole boy network.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

This school is a great school academic wise an extra curricular wise they are always improving and doing whats best for the students and always finding ways to make school more enjoyable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2005

Not impressed with the way the school handles discipline. The quality of the acedemics is ok and they seem to have a large number of clibs and activities. Regardless of this parents involvement, no acceptable resolution was given. Had to pull my child out of this school after 1 month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Really good school, as long as your child will go and stay there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

Great administration at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

Apollo has great academic programs as well as athletic ones. Students are given positive influences and many opportunities to strive in a great learning enviroment. But there are some bad apples, as in every school. As long as your student stays focused, they will achieve greatness at Apollo.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2004

My oldest son is now in his second year and my middle son in his first year at Apollo. This is the second generation of our family to attend Apollo High School. Although no school is perfect, we are pleased with the learning environment. The NJROTC teachers as well as other teachers, coaches, and staff are very supportive and really seem to care about the students. The school has been very supportive of our kids transferring from being home schooled. If the school continues with its positive learning environment and general positive atmosphere, our third son will also attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

I found Apollo to be an overall good school. I believe that they have a lot to offer the young adults that attend. They have many programs that allow the teens to experience different events in life. One thing that I wished the school would offer was an online look at my childs progress. Some teachers offer access to them through e-mail but not all teachers. I also wich their web site was more informative as to what the school offered as it pertains to programs, classes, school policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

Apollo high school is a fun and safe place for all the students. The staff is nothing short of amazing. Apollo in a great place for any high schooler to attend, becauses it gives you an opportunity for an excellent education.I would highly recommend this school for anybody.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 43%
White 23% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8045 N. 47th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302
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