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Apollo Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 802 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

When I was a 6th grader in this school, their grades were absolutely terrible. Then I realized that their teachers are amazing and you are going to learn if you put yourself up to it. Now that I am about to finish 8th grade in this school, I can tell you that going here was worth it. All of our scores went up, as a school and we are now as high as Lauffer Middle School. The school environment is really nice to get around it and their Library is the most amazing building ever. Apollo's Literacy Council has turned the whole meaning of a library inside out, having areas for everyone and encouraging reading.The staff are very friendly and care about the kids and their learning. There is also drastic measures for any bad behavior so the school is pretty much safe. To conclude, my 3 years in Apollo have been an amazing learning experience.


Posted September 24, 2012

i like this school a lot mostly because every thing is done on the laptops. yay


Posted September 6, 2011

I loved this school so much! im glad i switched schools and went to apollo. i never had any problems with students teachers or anything, now im a freshman n i miss apollo


Posted July 29, 2010

I have to of my daughters there and i hate it. the teachers dont teach them. they need to have strict teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

has really made alot of good changes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

A great effort is being made to meet the children's needs. Parents are involved when invited to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2006

Apollo Middle School is an NCA accredited school which means it has earned this title by complying with strict teaching measurement skills focusing on reading, math and writing. All educators are highly qualified in their fields and follow the AZ State Standards for curriculum. Programs of music, art, sports, after school clubs and other activities are offered. Parents may become involved with activities by contacting the school and asking for Alejandrina the coordinator. Parents are encouraged to become involved in all aspects. The second language acquisiton dept. is excellent with focus on best practices for achieving English literacy. Ask for Maggie Nelson if you have more questions regarding that area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2006

Great school, great kids and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 63% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
71%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
65%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

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 93% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 6%
Black 1% 5%
White 1% 42%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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