School Details

Apollo Elementary School

15025 SE 117th St, Renton, WA 98059
(425) 837-7500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 534 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

81%
83%
65%
88%
91%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
84%
63%
86%
87%
73%
86%
80%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
83%
63%
88%
88%
73%
80%
87%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Apollo Elementary School is a public elementary school in Issaquah. The principal of Apollo Elementary School is MARLA ERATH. 534 students go to Apollo Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 15% of the 534 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Apollo Elementary School is 16:1. Maplewood Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 23%
Asian 31% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 13% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Apollo is an excellent school where the teachers staff and students are all part of a larger "family". From all the events that my daughter has attended I have been quite impressed with the level of involvement that the PTA and staff have had with the kids. I was also part of Apollo's 1st annual multi-cultural day which was very well-attended and memorable for all.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful school but facilities are lacking. As a parent I hope the Issaquah School District steps up to rebuild this school. Great teachers dicipline prinicpal. Very community drivin school with wonderful kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Apollo is a great school--the teachers are wonderful the staff is supportive and the PTA and parents are generally very involved --which all contribute to a great education for the kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a first-grader at Apollo and she receives a first-class education there. The teachers are all very familiar with the kids (from all the classes) and their individual needs and my daughter learns in a very safe and yet challenging environment. As with any school these days funding is a challenge but the active PTA does a good job of trying to fill in the funding gaps. An excellent principal leads what is a hard-working and dedicated staff and overall Apollo gets high marks for being the hardest working school in the Issaquah district.

  • (7 years ago)

    Apollo is an older campus located in the less affluent area of the district. Some of the children start Kindergarten without speaking English well or at all and there isn't as much parental involvement as some of the schools in the district. The result of this is lower test scores but I feel it would be unfair to judge the school based on WASL scores only. Apollo has dedicated teachers that present the curriculum well. Issaquah SD has finally adopted Everyday Math to replace Math Trailblazers. This can only be an improvement. There is an after school art class that my boys love. There is also a relaxed low-key environment that is missing in the schools in the more affluent areas. There is a lot of new housing going in so that should help with fundraising for special programs.

  • (7 years ago)

    Academically Apollo is solidly average but compared to other local district schools the 'extras' are poor. PE music and art are very basic. The parental involvement is not broad enough or deep enough to raise the level at this time. The before and after school activities are very basic. The surrounding area is changing socioeconomically so perhaps the parent involvement and expectations will increase and help improve this average school.

  • (11 years ago)

    New principal this year. We loved this school. My youngest graduated last year. Great special education programs and staff. Warm and welcoming school with firm but fair discipline. Dedicated to learning for all students. Full-day gifted as well as gifted pull-out. An excellent school.

  • (11 years ago)

    With combined efforts of the teacher staff and PTA Apollo has a 'one big happy family' feel to it. There is always some exciting activity to look forward to and the kids are the bennifactors. As we are about to split in two as a new school is being built it's going to be hard to say goodbye to our old friends.

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