Apollo Junior High School

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Apollo Junior High School
1600 Apollo Road
Richardson, Texas, (Dallas County) 75081
United States
Coordinates 32°57′07″N 96°41′41″W / 32.951892°N 96.694654°W / 32.951892; -96.694654Coordinates: 32°57′07″N 96°41′41″W / 32.951892°N 96.694654°W / 32.951892; -96.694654
School type Public school (government funded), Junior High School
Status Open
School district Richardson Independent School District
NCES District ID 4837020[1]
NCES School ID 483702004122[2]
Faculty 52.94(on full-time equivalent (FTE) basis)[2]
Grades 7-8
Enrollment 742[2] (2010)
 • Grade 7 367[2]
 • Grade 8 375[2]
Student to teacher ratio 14.02[2]
Campus type City: Midsize[2]
Team name Panthers
Feeder to Lloyd V. Berkner High School

Apollo Junior High School is a secondary school in Richardson, Texas. It is part of the Richardson Independent School District.

Apollo is one of two intermediate schools that feed L.V. Berkner High School. Founded in 1977, Apollo educates students in grades 7-8.

Its approximate annual enrollment is 800 students, nearly twice that of the Texas state average for middle schools. The student-teacher ratio is 16.5:1.


The Apollo Junior High Band is the only band in the history of Texas to win the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Competition for three consecutive years of eligibility.

In 1998 and 2000, teachers at the school were the recipients of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for excellence in mathematics.[3]

The Apollo Junior High Symphony Orchestra received straight 1's when they played at UIL which took place in UNT's Performing Arts Center. The 1st Violins, Violas and Harpist received awards for their outstanding performance as well. The orchestra is led by Mrs. Thornton and Mrs. Cies.

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