Apollo High School (Arizona)
|Apollo High School|
|8045 N. 47th Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85302
|School district||Glendale Union High School District|
|Enrollment||2,200 (August 15, 2014)|
|Color(s)||Navy blue, gold, and white|
|Communities served||Glendale; Phoenix|
|Feeder schools||Glenn F. Burton 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
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.
- Prince Amukamara, Super Bowl champion (XLVI), cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Jennie Garth (1986–1988, did not graduate), actress
- Bob Horner (Class of 1976), professional baseball infielder (1978–1988)
- Rick Kranitz, Major League Baseball pitching coach
- Paul Lo Duca (Class of 1990), former Major League Baseball catcher (1998–2008)
- 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)
- J. J. Yeley (Class of 1994), professional stock car racing driver; currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint & Xfinity Series