Apopka High School

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Apopka High School
Location
555 West Martin Street
Apopka, FL

Information
TypePublic
Established1931
School districtOrange County Public Schools
PrincipalDouglas Guthrie
Grades9-12
Enrollment3,665
Color(s)Blue and White
MascotBlue Darter (Dewey Darter)
Information(407)905-5500
Website
 
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Apopka High School
Location
555 West Martin Street
Apopka, FL

Information
TypePublic
Established1931
School districtOrange County Public Schools
PrincipalDouglas Guthrie
Grades9-12
Enrollment3,665
Color(s)Blue and White
MascotBlue Darter (Dewey Darter)
Information(407)905-5500
Website

Apopka High School is a high school located in Apopka in northwest Orange County, Florida, United States. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[1]

The school serves grades 9 through 12. Apopka High School also has a preschool available for the "Baby Darters" The preschool has a main teacher and student teachers as well.

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Athletics

Apopka has about 26 total sports teams. The football team won the first State Championship in 2001. This marks the first such title for an Orange County Public School. The team also won the District Title in 2000.

2006

In 2006 the team won the 6A-4 district title by beating East Ridge High School, and the Metro Conference title.

2007

In 2007 the team won the 6A-4 District Championship by beating East Ridge High School 48 - 16. The 2007 Regional 6A playoffs began as expected with Apopka defeating Timber Creek High School 30-22. Apopka then advanced to take on bitter Metro Conference rival Edgewater in one of the most hyped showdowns of the season. Apopka lost in the regular season 40-33, but this time prevailed by the count of 36-7. Apopka reached the 6A Region 1 final for the first time since 2001, and advanced to the State Semifinals with a 43-0 victory over Spruce Creek High School. However, their season ended with a 21-18 loss to Boone High School at Boone's Norton Baker Field.

2008

In 2008, the team, led by top recruits Jeremy Gallon and Larvez 'Poohbear' Mars, went 10-3, losing to national powerhouse South Panola in Mississippi on national TV on ESPN U. They stomped on the local rivals in the season and made it to the third round of the playoffs where a loss to Seminole High School (who ended up winning the state title) ended their season.

2009

In 2009, the single loss (to Olympia) team made it once again to the state semi-finals against DeLand where they suffered a loss. They went 12-2 that season.

2010

Other Information

Head Coach Rick Darlington

The school's home football field is Roger Williams Field.

Colors: Blue and White.

Videos of the Apopka Football team can be see on YouTube under the account "LilHittelVideos"

A helmet for "The Big Potato" 's football team
Apopka's stadium

Notable alumni

Relief school

In August 2007 a new school located at 2501 N. Hiawassee Road Apopka, FL 32712 was opened [(http://www.wekivahigh.ocps.net/]. The school, named Wekiva High School, took some students away from Apopka, Evans, Edgewater, and Ocoee High School. Students from mostly Lockhart Middle and Piedmont Lakes Middle go to this school.

Trivia

In spring 1932, students were asked to choose a mascot for the athletic teams. Dr. Carey C. Womble proposed the blue darter, which won. Before that the school mascot was a 'Blue Devil'. The school originated in what is now Apopka City Hall. In 1950, the school was moved to what is now Apopka Memorial Middle School, and then to its current location in 1976. In 2009, most of the campus was torn down and a new campus was constructed with the same layout as Timber Creek,Ocoee,Wekiva and Freedom High School.

References

  1. ^ http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf

External links

Coordinates: 28°41′32″N 81°31′21″W / 28.69211°N 81.522556°W / 28.69211; -81.522556