School Details

Apollo Middle School

265 West Nebraska Street, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-4500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 802 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

34%
36%
63%
61%
62%
79%
30%
34%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
38%
65%
70%
74%
85%
34%
32%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
36%
58%
58%
58%
72%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Apollo Middle School is a public middle school in Tucson. The principal of Apollo Middle School is Ray Chavez. 802 students go to Apollo Middle School and are mostly Hispanic, Native American or Native Alaskan, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 24% of the Apollo Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 802 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Apollo Middle School is 17:1. Wildcat School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 88%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Asian 0.1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 83%
Limited English proficiency 24% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    When I was a 6th grader in this school their grades were absolutely terrible. Then I realized that their teachers are amazing and you are going to learn if you put yourself up to it. Now that I am about to finish 8th grade in this school I can tell you that going here was worth it. All of our scores went up as a school and we are now as high as Lauffer Middle School. The school environment is really nice to get around it and their Library is the most amazing building ever. Apollo's Literacy Council has turned the whole meaning of a library inside out having areas for everyone and encouraging reading.The staff are very friendly and care about the kids and their learning. There is also drastic measures for any bad behavior so the school is pretty much safe. To conclude my 3 years in Apollo have been an amazing learning experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    i like this school a lot mostly because every thing is done on the laptops. yay

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved this school so much! im glad i switched schools and went to apollo. i never had any problems with students teachers or anything now im a freshman n i miss apollo

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to of my daughters there and i hate it. the teachers dont teach them. they need to have strict teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    has really made alot of good changes

  • (8 years ago)

    A great effort is being made to meet the children's needs. Parents are involved when invited to be.

  • (8 years ago)

    Apollo Middle School is an NCA accredited school which means it has earned this title by complying with strict teaching measurement skills focusing on reading math and writing. All educators are highly qualified in their fields and follow the AZ State Standards for curriculum. Programs of music art sports after school clubs and other activities are offered. Parents may become involved with activities by contacting the school and asking for Alejandrina the coordinator. Parents are encouraged to become involved in all aspects. The second language acquisiton dept. is excellent with focus on best practices for achieving English literacy. Ask for Maggie Nelson if you have more questions regarding that area.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school great kids and staff.

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