Apollo Senior High

Summary:

Apollo Senior High is a public high school located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,225 students. The school is part of the St. Cloud Public School District, which is ranked 329 out of 448 districts in Minnesota and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Apollo Senior High has a relatively diverse student population, with 38.04% White, 36.73% African American, 11.51% Hispanic, 4.65% Asian, and 8.57% two or more races. This diversity is higher than the nearby Technical Senior High, which has a student population that is 39.6% White and 46.67% African American. However, Apollo's academic performance, as measured by MCA-III test scores, is generally lower than the state and district averages, particularly in Math. The school's four-year graduation rate has fluctuated, ranging from 72.7% to 79.4%, while its dropout rate has varied from 4.2% to 9.4%.

One of the key challenges facing Apollo Senior High is the high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, reaching 67.27% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is significantly higher than the nearby Sauk Rapids-Rice Senior High, which had a 35.37% free and reduced lunch rate. The school's performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, with White and Asian students generally performing better than African American, Hispanic, and multi-racial students, as well as English Language Learner and Special Education students. These factors suggest that Apollo Senior High faces challenges related to socioeconomic factors and equity, which may require targeted interventions and support systems to improve overall academic achievement.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1000 44th Ave N
       Saint Cloud, MN  56303-2036


(320) 370-6790

District: St. Cloud Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
312th of 478 Minnesota High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,195 Help


Feeder schools for Apollo Senior High:

Elementary:    Kennedy Community School
    Madison Elementary
    Westwood Elementary
Middle:    North Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  1,225

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.0%
African American:
36.7%
Hispanic:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.3% Help


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Compare Details Apollo Senior High ranks worse than 65.3% of high schools in Minnesota. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.4. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Apollo Senior High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (38%), African American (36.7%), Hispanic (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Apollo Senior High is 15.5. 1 high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Apollo Senior High is $16,195. 1 high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Apollo Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Apollo Senior High 312th of 478 Minnesota public high schools. (See Apollo Senior High in the ranking list.)

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St. Cloud Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Public School District 329th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Apollo Senior High

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Rank History for all students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.79 244th 433 43.6%
2005 59.53 276th 452 38.9%
2006 63.57 206th 450 54.2%
2007 55.96 251st 463 45.8%
2008 55.15 273rd 460 40.7%
2010 51.88 320th 540 40.7%
2011 42.21 358th 545 34.3%
2012 41.69 361st 539 33.0%
2013 46.07 337th 534 36.9%
2014 50.48 288th 483 40.4%
2015 37.57 348th 504 31.0%
2016 48.45 302nd 489 38.2%
2017 39.11 342nd 489 30.1%
2018 34.55 361st 494 26.9%
2019 37.11 342nd 492 30.5%
2021 47.88 246th 428 42.5%
2022 43.99 294th 472 37.7%
2023 40.40 311th 476 34.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.38 35th 59 40.7%
2019 17.64 60th 66 9.1%
2021 12.13 45th 51 11.8%
2022 29.38 53rd 74 28.4%
2023 25.08 54th 64 15.6%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.41 41st 78 47.4%
2019 36.09 51st 85 40.0%
2021 42.22 22nd 47 53.2%
2022 41.26 49th 87 43.7%
2023 24.09 84th 90 6.7%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.75 128th 195 34.4%
2019 30.89 162nd 220 26.4%
2021 48.77 86th 173 50.3%
2022 47.58 113th 214 47.2%
2023 41.19 136th 216 37.0%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.23 304th 374 18.7%
2019 22.53 302nd 370 18.4%
2021 38.47 185th 270 31.5%
2022 32.06 223rd 312 28.5%
2023 30.70 291st 393 26.0%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.07 3rd 12 75.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.43 336th 395 14.9%
2019 30.45 310th 401 22.7%
2021 48.88 191st 339 43.7%
2022 32.37 287th 388 26.0%
2023 29.08 312th 396 21.2%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.33 312th 398 21.6%
2019 28.53 328th 411 20.2%
2021 35.87 253rd 351 27.9%
2022 42.41 254th 403 37.0%
2023 41.32 257th 398 35.4%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.86 37th 76 51.3%
2019 64.29 26th 78 66.7%
2022 75.48 18th 68 73.5%
2023 51.76 29th 71 59.2%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.42 82nd 106 22.6%
2019 20.40 85th 103 17.5%
2021 36.48 44th 68 35.3%
2022 27.08 77th 102 24.5%
2023 28.84 72nd 98 26.5%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.71 82nd 129 36.4%
2019 53.00 52nd 132 60.6%
2021 44.92 49th 101 51.5%
2022 37.59 84th 135 37.8%
2023 36.39 90th 136 33.8%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Apollo Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.09 199th 414 51.9%
2019 61.93 166th 412 59.7%
2021 74.15 67th 364 81.6%
2022 69.75 100th 401 75.1%
2023 65.42 128th 398 67.8%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota High Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Apollo Senior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2008 7 61 12 10 n/a n/a 0 2098
1989 2009 9 61 9 8 n/a n/a 0 2096
1990 2008 9 75 7 6 n/a n/a 0 2105
1991 1302 5 64 7 2 n/a n/a 0 1380
1992 1333 9 75 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1432
1993 1398 4 67 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1480
1994 1472 13 62 11 4 n/a n/a 0 1562
1995 1560 15 63 19 5 n/a n/a 0 1662
1996 1560 15 63 19 5 n/a n/a 0 1662
1997 1527 14 70 18 8 n/a n/a 0 1637
1998 1522 18 71 16 9 n/a n/a 0 1636
1999 1572 19 63 13 9 n/a n/a 0 1676
2000 1547 29 74 14 8 n/a n/a 0 1672
2001 1463 27 71 27 7 n/a n/a 0 1595
2002 1314 62 69 29 4 n/a n/a 0 1478
2003 1314 62 69 29 4 n/a n/a 0 1478
2004 1221 71 70 38 7 n/a n/a 0 1407
2005 1174 81 79 27 13 n/a n/a 0 1374
2006 1135 86 66 35 13 n/a n/a 0 1335
2007 1061 141 68 44 27 n/a n/a 0 1341
2008 1028 168 80 52 16 n/a n/a 0 1344
2009 963 176 89 41 13 n/a n/a 0 1282
2010 917 192 83 43 13 n/a n/a 0 1248
2011 871 207 69 56 7 2 51 0 1263
2012 835 214 57 69 7 3 58 0 1243
2013 817 212 50 71 9 2 62 0 1223
2014 804 303 55 70 10 0 73 0 1315
2015 785 398 53 75 9 0 75 0 1395
2016 772 450 61 70 6 0 76 0 1435
2017 689 526 73 65 9 0 72 0 1434
2018 649 545 73 73 9 0 77 0 1426
2019 640 578 71 87 7 0 85 0 1468
2020 578 521 65 126 8 0 82 0 1380
2021 541 501 59 134 7 0 85 0 1327
2022 513 496 61 137 8 0 86 0 1301
2023 466 450 57 141 5 1 105 0 1225

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Apollo Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2098 87.2 24.0 9.4
1989 2096 90.1 23.2 10.7
1990 2105 107.5 19.5 18.3
1991 1380 62.6 22.0 9.2
1992 1432 54.4 26.3 11.5
1993 1480 53.3 27.8 9.5
1994 1562 60.8 25.7 12.9
1995 1662 0.0 0.0 11.4
1996 1662 0.0 0.0 11.4
1997 1637 88.4 18.5 10
1998 1636 n/a 0.0 11.6
1999 1676 89.0 18.8 11.3
2000 1672 81.3 20.6 16.5
2001 1595 80.2 19.9 18.2
2002 1478 78.6 18.8 22.6
2003 1478 78.6 18.8 22.6
2004 1407 69.6 20.2 30
2005 1374 74.3 18.5 26
2006 1335 70.7 18.9 27.6
2007 1341 70.3 19.1 32.7
2008 1344 70.9 19.0 35.7
2009 1282 68.8 18.6 40.5
2010 1248 69.4 17.9 45.2
2011 1263 73.1 17.2 46
2012 1243 69.2 17.9 47.7
2013 1223 70.5 17.3 49.4
2014 1315 71.8 18.3 52.9
2015 1395 78.0 17.8 56.8
2016 1435 79.0 18.1 57.7
2017 1434 85.2 16.8 58.9
2018 1426 86.6 16.4 60.2
2019 1468 89.6 16.3 58.2
2020 1380 66.5 20.7 60.4
2021 1327 52.9 25.0 53.7
2022 1301 60.8 21.3 48.7
2023 1225 78.5 15.5 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Apollo Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2098 87.2 24.0 9.4
1989 2096 90.1 23.2 10.7
1990 2105 107.5 19.5 18.3
1991 1380 62.6 22.0 9.2
1992 1432 54.4 26.3 11.5
1993 1480 53.3 27.8 9.5
1994 1562 60.8 25.7 12.9
1995 1662 0.0 0.0 11.4
1996 1662 0.0 0.0 11.4
1997 1637 88.4 18.5 10
1998 1636 n/a 0.0 11.6
1999 1676 89.0 18.8 11.3
2000 1672 81.3 20.6 16.5
2001 1595 80.2 19.9 18.2
2002 1478 78.6 18.8 22.6
2003 1478 78.6 18.8 22.6
2004 1407 69.6 20.2 30
2005 1374 74.3 18.5 26
2006 1335 70.7 18.9 27.6
2007 1341 70.3 19.1 32.7
2008 1344 70.9 19.0 35.7
2009 1282 68.8 18.6 40.5
2010 1248 69.4 17.9 45.2
2011 1263 73.1 17.2 46
2012 1243 69.2 17.9 47.7
2013 1223 70.5 17.3 49.4
2014 1315 71.8 18.3 52.9
2015 1395 78.0 17.8 56.8
2016 1435 79.0 18.1 57.7
2017 1434 85.2 16.8 58.9
2018 1426 86.6 16.4 60.2
2019 1468 89.6 16.3 58.2
2020 1380 66.5 20.7 60.4
2021 1327 52.9 25.0 53.7
2022 1301 60.8 21.3 48.7
2023 1225 78.5 15.5 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Apollo Senior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $16,195

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Apollo Senior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 342nd of 492 High schoolsRanks 311th of 476 High schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Reading (Apollo Senior High)44.340.1
 4.2%
   10th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)42.639.5
 3.1%
   10th Grade Reading (Minnesota)60.451.7
 8.7%
11th Grade Math (Apollo Senior High)23.917.6
 6.4%
   11th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)2920.8
 8.3%
   11th Grade Math (Minnesota)4536
 9%
End of Course Science (Apollo Senior High)44.237.8
 6.4%
   End of Course Science (St. Cloud Public School District)38.227.2
 11%
   End of Course Science (Minnesota)54.441.8
 12.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students14681225
 16.6%
African American578450
 22.1%
American Indian75
 28.6%
Asian7157
 19.7%
Hispanic87141
 62.1%
Pacific Islander01
White640466
 27.2%
Two or More Races85105
 23.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.2%67.3%
 9.1%


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Apollo Senior High ranks 312th of 478 Minnesota high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Apollo Senior High are 38% White, 37% African American, 12% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,225 students attended Apollo Senior High.

Apollo Senior High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Kennedy Community School
Elementary : Madison Elementary
Elementary : Westwood Elementary
Middle : North Junior High


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