Apollo High School (Arizona)

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Apollo High School
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8045 N. 47th Ave.
Glendale, Arizona
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
Established 1970
School district Glendale Union High School District
Principal Allison Mattingly
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,908 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Navy Blue, Gold & White             
Nickname Hawks

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 1,900 students, grades 9-12. The Apollo High School motto has changed over recent years from "Pride, Class and Dignity" to the current "Strive for Excellence".

The mascot 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 recently 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.

An unrelated organization uses the Apollo football field for its home games, the Arizona Assassins of the Women's Football Alliance.

  • Apollo High School boys soccer team won the Arizona State 5A Championship in 1993.

Awards and recognition[edit]

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


Apollo High School is largely Hispanic (55%), 33% White, 10% Black, and other less than 2%. There is also a large Muslim population within Apollo High school. There is also a minor but growing Asian population.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Prince Amukamara, Super Bowl champion (XLVI) & cornerback for the New York Giants
  • Jennie Garth, actress (did not graduate)
  • Bob Horner, professional baseball infielder(1978–1988)
  • Rick Kranitz, Major League Baseball pitching coach
  • Paul Lo Duca, former Major League Baseball catcher (1998–2008)
  • Ari Louis, Israeli businessman and radio talk-show host
  • Danny Louis, Ari's brother, Israeli musician and real estate specialist.
  • Devin Perrin, Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 7th round of the 2003 MLB Draft from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Joey Reiman, Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round of the 2003 from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ).


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