Apollo High School (Arizona)

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Apollo High School
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8045 N. 47th Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85302
United States
Coordinates 33°33′17″N 112°09′34″W / 33.55472°N 112.15944°W / 33.55472; -112.15944Coordinates: 33°33′17″N 112°09′34″W / 33.55472°N 112.15944°W / 33.55472; -112.15944
Type Public
Motto Choose Excellence
Established 1970
School district Glendale Union High School District
Principal Brooke Parsons
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,200 (August 15, 2014)[1]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Navy blue, gold, and white             
Nickname Hawks
Newspaper The Utopian
Yearbook Olympus
Communities served Glendale; Phoenix
Feeder schools Glenn F. Burton School
Horizon School
Isaac E. Imes School
Palo Verde Middle School
Melvin E. Sine School

Apollo High School is a secondary school located in Glendale, Arizona. It is part of the Glendale Union High School District (GUHSD). It enrolls approximately 2,200 students in grades 9-12. The Apollo High School motto has changed over recent years from "Pride, Class and Dignity" to the current "Choose Excellence".

The nickname is the Hawks, and the school colors are navy blue, gold, and white.


Apollo High School is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. AHS offers sports for both boys and girls during the fall, winter and spring seasons.

Fall athletics Winter athletics Spring athletics
Girls Badminton, Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental) Softball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis
Boys Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental), Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Baseball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis
Mixed Cross Country, Golf, Swim & Dive Track & Field
  • Apollo High School boys' basketball team won the Arizona State 4A Championship three years in a row (2005, 2006, 2007).
  • Apollo High School girls' basketball team was the runner-up of the Arizona State Championship in their division in 2010.
  • Apollo High School boys' soccer team won the Arizona State 5A Championship in 1993.
  • An unrelated organisation uses the Apollo football field for its home games, the Arizona Assassins of the Women's Football Alliance.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Apollo High School has been granted "Excelling" status by Arizona in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act and high AIMS scores over the past years.[2]


Apollo High School is largely Hispanic (55%), 33% White, 10% Black, and less than 2% of other races. The school also has large Muslim and Mormon populations, as well as a minor but growing Asian population.

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