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9-12
Public district
Apopka, FL
Students enrolled: 3,005
 

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555 Martin Street
Apopka, FL 32712

(407) 905-5500
(407) 814-6430
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January 17, 2015
I am in the unique position that one of my children went to Wekiva High School and the other went to Apopka High School. Both have strengths and shortcomings, and it is important to think about what type of student you have to determine which school would fit best with their personality. Scholarly student--best at Wekiva Athletic student--Apopka Artistic Student--Wekiva Engineering/Robotics program--Apopka Laser Photonics program--Wekiva Medical Sciences program--Apopka Agricultural program--Apopka Musical student--Apopka Both schools have JROTC--Apopka has Marines, Wekiva has Air Force Wekiva is generally more willing to cooperate with unique student needs. At Apopka, there is some bureaucratic nonsense that can be frustrating if you don't see eye to eye with what the school recommends for your student. That said, both my children have had great successes at both schools because the schools played to their individual strengths. Apopka is working at improving its emphasis on academics, but they have a ways to go to catch up to Wekiva in that department.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2014
My school is Awesome. It really excels in athletics and the musical department. The marching band is amazing and the football team is really good. To be honest, the staff in the office don't seem to take the students seriously. My mom was very upset after she didn't get any help, but put negativity aside AHS is an amazing school. My best friend who is in private school is considering going to AHS when she gets older. If you want a school that supports creativity and extracurriculars AHS is the way to go. We also have the JROTC program and I actually took two semesters. It's Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps so they don't mess around and it's a great course if you are interested in becoming involved in the military. The chorus department is also a class I take and I really enjoyed it. I know this is a really long review but Apopka High gets looked down upon because we seem very, well I can't quite find a word for it but we might come about "Ghetto" i guess. We aren't. This is a great school and we take our pride seriously. Go Darters.

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2013
Honestly,I was thinking about going to this school.I would be transferring from Apopka Christain Academy to here or Ocoee High,I'm going into 9th grade and I would love a school that supports my strengths and helps me with my weakness(s) .S ome day this school is astonishing yet some say it is detrimental to their brains,So Honestly Help a Progressing Soon-To-Be High schooler out.Is this school Good or bad?

- submitted by a community member

September 25, 2013
It's fun and there are really great teachers.I get excellent schooling.I do feel that the administrators need to pay more attention to their students needs.

- submitted by a community member

July 01, 2013
I completely hate this school. This school is just plain ridiculous! The teachers don't even care at all and don't even teach! All of my teachers except for one just let the class do anything and just sat there on their phones or on their computers even during semester exams. My parent and I tried to contact teachers and staff and no one replied a all. I was a straight A student before I came here and took all AP's and Honors and I dropped down to a 2.0. I felt no one there really cared about me and I felt no one tried to help me improve. So I had to learn everything on my own through the textbooks because I could not rely on the teachers to teach me the material. Also their attendance policy is really asinine. They suspend students for being late to school five or six time without even giving them referral first. I got suspended and I felt I was labeled as a misbehaved child but I am not. I have a perfect record and even won an award from President Barack Obama. The man who deals with attendance thinks he runs everything and is very disrespectful. Overall this was a horrible experience and I would NOT recommend attending this school. No one cares and it is all about football!

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2012
Many families living in Neighboring counties have a 'less than' view of Orange County schools as a whole. However, as an employee of one of these neighboring counties with a child at AHS, I must say, my views stand to be corrected! I am impressed! As an earlier post said, calls & emails are returned quickly ... The rule of thumb being ASK and you shall receive. If you are not a parent who takes initiative, don't be surprised if you never hear from your child's teacher(s) except through report cards, progress reports and Progress Book (which, by the way is a MUST for all parents)! An earlier post referenced the gifted program .... Don't assume there is one as the days in elementary or middle school. At the high school level, there is a bit of a twist of which you should inquire. We will be leaving AHS, but go with confidence that it really is an excellent place to learn IF your child self advocates and YOU stay informed! Effective leadership & excellent & timely communication - be sure to sign up for email communications & join PTA and SAC!

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2011
Both my children loved being at Apopka High School. They were active in sports, clubs and music programs. It is great to see the school information in the weekly paper. Alumni news, student news and articles by staff and the school board member are fun ways to keep up with the school.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2011
I am the Grand Mother of a child attending your School Do you have a program that I can pay for meals can I set up an account for my grand child please send me detailsThank you

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2010
Im a student at Apopka High and I think it's pretty awesome, the environment is superior the teachers are great and a joy to have. DNN is hilarious

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 06, 2009
I don't know any school you can email a teacher about a question and ger a response in less than 10min...awesome school diversity rules here the students are happy the teachers are outstanding

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 06, 2009
our child goes to Apopka HS. It's OK. Nothing to write home about. If you need someone to get back to you, it won't happen fast, you may have to wait a week.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 18, 2009
My daughter just graduated from Apopka High. Mr. Floyd is a very careing principal. My daughter had some great teachers over the years.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2008
This school has some very fantastic teachers. Students feel at home and enjoy comming to this school. I have never learned so much so fast and still remember what I have learned ever. I actually feel like I know everything well.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 16, 2008
Im a student at Apk high. I was sooo happy to see my new school on open house day. I think that the old campus didnt give our school justice.The freshman campus was horrible and dirty and so was the main campus. I've met my teachers and i like them very much. I think this year will be great.

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2008
I think that my child is achieving great goals at this school. I am confident that she is getting a good education at Apopka High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 28, 2008
My daughter was a Junior this year and goes to AHS and I'm satisfied with the education that she is receiving, she is a straight A's student. Her teachers are great and they push the students to do their best and to prove themselves that they can do better and that they have the potential to succeed. She is looking forward to have her best year now that she is a Senior.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2008
While I'm glad to know that Apopka is getting a new school, I'm still not pleased with the fact that a lot of things are still not changing. The staff needs to lighten up and be more polite to students. It bugs me when I get a frown and a snappy, 'what' from an adult. Also, discipline. Its such a dangerous word but yet it keeps schools running. So far, Apopka has yet to show me what that word means. Students are way out of control and I'm getting tired of having to push my way through the hallway and get a headache from a students whose excuse to get angry at the teacher is poor.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2008
this school has great ap programs and awsomr magnet programs. I enjoy going to ahs its off the hook

- submitted by a student

August 07, 2007
This school is off the chain!I love it, you make friends quickly and loads of sport!5 Stars!Enspecially coming out of Homeschool it was a very welcoming school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 09, 2007
My son attended Apopka High School and received a fantastic education. He received the 2 scholarships and also received the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
My daughter was a softmore at APHS and I was very pleased with her education.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2006
Needs more academic excitement and critical thinking in classes. Quality of teachers should be assured by doing more to reward good teachers and keep them motivated and content with the difficult job they have. Students need to be engaged in great activities.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2006
I just graduated from Apopka High! I noticed some of the other posts on here and thought I would comment! We Are now abled to wear shorts what ever day we want as long as it extends past your fingertips when held at your side. Apopka has a great magnet program and in order for you to get the best out of a teacher you need to give the best you have and be open minded. There is always something on campus that intrigues some part of eveery person each year. From football games, concerts and Student elections for various things such as prom, SGA and much much more, not much can get better than that! Apopka highschool is a GREAT school and this is coming from a person who just graduated class of 2006!

- submitted by a student

May 25, 2006
My son attended Apopka High School his Senior year. Having come from a private high school with high academic standards, we weren't sure what to expect. We have been impressed! The academic challenge was great! The honors and AP classes were stimulating and I was more than satisfied with the interest of his teachers. They made themselves available to him and to us, his parents. My son was not involved in athletics, but the whole school does rally around its foot ball team! We truly enjoyed the community atmosphere at the football games!

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2006
I graduated from this school in 1984 and have no complaints. Now my girls attend Apopka and I'm dissapointed to hear them tell me of teachers who curse at the students,interupt class to answer personal phone calls from someone they met on a trip or to complain about their spouse.What happened to the professional training,to teaching the curriculum not personal beliefs. Many teachers seem to be overwhelmed because their attendance and grade records are not accurate. On the other hand the school offers great programs & activities. Many of the school staff are caring and involved. I wish the system could be improved. Unfortunatly teachers are not the same as years ago.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
My Daughter attended Apopka High from 9th grade thru 12th, 3 of those years in their Medical Magnet Program . She really enjoyed going to Apopka. I found them to in a crisis to really show integrity. My family also moved to the Apopka district afrter the buses for the magnet program was canceled. My Daughter and son has a lot of good memories from Apopka High. I consider it a good school.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
Scho0l is in terrible shape, buildings are in bad shape, restroom facilities are the most disgusting I have ever seen. The new psincipal seems very involced, this is a GOOD thing, KIDS NEED TO BE ABLE TO WEAR SHORTS ALL YEAR LONG, NOT JUST WEDNESDAYS, IT'S FLORIDA, IT'S HOT HERE...

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2005
I was not pleased with the level of education my child recieved at Apopka High School. The school is in no means beautiful. The halls are dingy and the only improvements they give is painting over old paint. The teachers at Apopka vary in still level so its like a hit or miss with your children. My daughter seemed to have great teachers that cared and she excelled while my sons teachers never gave notices and I was horrified to learn that much of class periods were wasted. I didn't feel very involved with my childs learning process. I went to the one open house they had and submitted my information to all of the teachers. I maybe only recieved all of five calls throughout the year and that was just to make sure my child wasn't skipping. If I had a choice I wouldn't send my child there.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2005
They have plenty of AP classes available. They have a fabulous performing arts program, including band, chorus, and drama.

- submitted by a student

April 25, 2005
Very good Gifted program. Faculty is very helpful and involved. Sports programs are good. Parental involvement could be much better.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2004
As the parent of a 2004 graduate, I have to say that Apopka High School has been a wonderful experience. The teachers were all very supportive and the staff very responsive to all our needs.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2004
I love apopka high school. the teacher and the administration are great!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2004
The Parent/Student Swap Day is an awesome and eye opening event. I recommend that all parents participate when given the chance. Every teacher is very helpful and caring. Dr. Edwards is the absolute best principal that the school could ask for.

- submitted by a parent

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Apopka High School
555 Martin Street, Apopka, FL  32712
(407) 905-5500
Last modified Apopka High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Apopka High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top