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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Apollo High School is an above average, public school located in Owensboro, KY. It has 1,399 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
2280 Tamarack Road
Owensboro, KY 42301
Telephone
(270) 852-7100
Website

Apollo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
9 responses
Average ACT
24
224 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$46,675
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Prom
    23%
  • Football
    16%
  • Basketball
    16%
  • Dances in general
    14%
  • Club meetings
    12%
  • Band events
    5%
  • Wrestling
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,399
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,819/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Apollo High School is a friendly campus with many great teachers, staff, and students. With many opportunities for learning, extra help, and social events, Apollo is an amazing school. Having more positive than negative attributes, Apollo is a place that makes you feel welcomed and capable of doing great things. With a no bullying policy and such great guidance counselors and disciplinary staff, very little drama and bullying occurs there and when it does it is handled and solved accordingly to severity. Apollo gives you a chance to get a feel of the adult world with many events such as career fairs, co-op, and college representative visits. It is a diverse school with many college readiness activities, sports opportunities, and clubs. I feel safe at Apollo with a deputy stationed on campus everyday. Overall, my experience at Apollo has been a great adventure and has shaped me into a better person inside and out.
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I attended Apollo High School for the entirety of my high school career. If given the chance to turn back time, to experience those four years again, I would. I think that says something about my experience. I took courses that enriched my mind and was introduced to topics that interest me to this day. I participated in the theatre department, which gave me a joy and confidence I hadn't known prior. I had wonderful friends and excellent teachers and I made memories that will remain with me for the rest of my life. I considered a five-star rating, truly I did, but my experience was not perfect. There were moments of great frustration, moments of anger and sadness, moments I could not wait for graduation day. However, those sorts of moments grow dimmer as the lovely moments grow brighter, with hindsight. There is a community to be found in Apollo High School. It is a community that I miss.
My experience at Apollo was a successful one. Most of the staff on hand is very helpful in explaining and tutoring students to ensure they get the highest quality of teaching based on individual strengths and weaknesses. The atmosphere was often positive ad inviting, and the staff was always working to improve the students' experience, whether through splashes of bright colors on the walls or adding interesting extracurricular classes that grabbed students attention. A great deal of the teachers I had left a huge impact on me and prepared me with skills I took over with me to early college. I would certainly recommend Apollo High School to all students who are looking for something greater than just "pushing through" high school. My school offers, not only amazing classes, but years of fun to remember.