Apollo Middle Prep
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- Antioch Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers aftercare via NAZA
Welcome From the Principal
It is my sincere pleasure and honor to serve as the principal of Apollo Middle Prep. In my eyes, one of the most important aspects of my job is building solid relationships with students, families and teachers while providing instructional leadership. It is important to me to be in the hallways, classrooms, cafeteria and the community getting to know our students.
Since serving at Apollo, I have discovered that close working relationships and high expectations for all are vital to the success of our students. Building these relationships and setting high expectations for everyone are two of the top reasons for our Reward School status. I value these characteristics, and I am excited about continuing to move Apollo along the path of excellence. At Apollo, we believe in excellence for life, and every day we will S.T.R.I.V.E. We will Stay Focused, Take Responsibility, Respect Everyone, Inspire Others, Value Education and Expect Success!
631 Richards Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)
Principal: Shawn Lawrence
Assistant Principal: Cherish Piche
Assistant Principal: Jessica Oliver
Dean of Instruction: Daniel Poston
School Counselor: Ashley Smith
School Counselor: Amanda Schneider
School Board Representative: Tyese Hunter
Apollo Middle Prep opened in 1968, in honor of the three astronauts who lost their lives on the Apollo spacecraft just a year earlier. Since its founding, our school has evolved and grown into one that is now known for its diversity, educational rigor, heavy integration of technology, and a focus on the arts.
In 2010, Apollo underwent major renovations to add a new wing, nearly doubling the size of the available classrooms. In May 2014 construction began on a brand-new library, funded by former Mayor Karl Dean's office and in collaboration with the Limitless Libraries program. This $500,000 renovation included adding a classroom, three student production rooms, iPad stations, charging lockers and a full maker space.
Apollo has been steadily improving for the past five years, making substantial gains in all tested subject areas. In August 2015, Apollo was named a Rewards School, meaning that it was in the top 5% of schools for achievement growth on state tests. These gains included jumping 30 percentage points in math, 25 percentage points in science and 9 percentage points in reading.
8:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
- 15 minutes - Morning meeting
- 55 minutes - Literacy
- 60 minutes - Related Arts
- 75 minutes - Physical Activity/Recess
- 30 minutes - Lunch
- 60 minutes - Social Studies
- 60 minutes - Math
- 60 minutes - Science
- 45 minutes - Enrichment/Intervention
School Details & Links
Tops: Short or long sleeves with a collar in any solid color.
Bottoms: Any sold color
For more detailed guidelines, please review the Apollo Middle School Dress Code Policy.
- Boys' Soccer
- Cheerleading / Dance
- Girls' Soccer
- Girls' Volleyball
- Track and Field
- Chess Club
- Student Government Association
- Nashville After School Alliance (NAZA)
- Vanderbilt University TLUS
- Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach: Scientist in the Classroom