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Apopka High School

Public | 9-12 | 3005 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted November 4, 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?


Posted 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.


Posted July 1, 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


Posted June 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted July 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted October 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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 former student


Posted July 9, 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


Posted May 30, 2007

My daughter was a softmore at APHS and I was very pleased with her education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

762 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

697 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

709 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

702 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

564 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

706 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 39%
Black 30%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%66%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. DOUGLAS GUTHRIE
Fax number
  • (407) 814-6430

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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555 Martin Street
Apopka, FL 32712
Phone: (407) 905-5500

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