School Details

Apopka High School

555 Martin Street, Apopka, FL 32712
(407) 905-5500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3005 students 20 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Apopka High School is a public high school in Apopka. The principal of Apopka High School is MR. DOUGLAS GUTHRIE. 3,005 students go to Apopka High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 46% of the Apopka High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 3,005 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Apopka High School is 20:1. Wekiva High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 39% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 25% 36%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 42%
Limited English proficiency 46% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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?

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated from Apopka High. Mr. Floyd is a very careing principal. My daughter had some great teachers over the years.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter was a softmore at APHS and I was very pleased with her education.

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