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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
1190
8 responses
Average ACT
24
216 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    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.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Prom
    24%
  • Basketball
    17%
  • Football
    17%
  • Dances in general
    15%
  • Club meetings
    12%
  • Wrestling
    5%
  • Band events
    2%

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.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
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.35 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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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.
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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.
Growing up in the Daviess County school system, I knew that one day, I would attend Apollo High. My father is an Apollo alumni and I looked forward to walking in his footsteps. As a Freshman, I was given a variety of opportunities to become involved with the student body. Between student council, the Y club, spirit club, and DanceBlue, I was able to become involved and felt welcome in the “Eagle Family”. Over my four years, I have stayed involved and was elected the 2018-19 Student Body President. I truly love the students and staff of Apollo and am grateful to have spent three great years as an Eagle.