Apollo Middle School
At a Glance
- Serves grades 5-8
- Antioch Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers aftercare via NAZA
Welcome From the Principal
I am extremely honored to serve the students academically, socially, and emotionally as well as the parents and community of Apollo Middle School. My ultimate goal is to work with all stakeholders to provide a high-quality education for all students. Apollo Middle School will become one of Nashville’s premier learning institutions that celebrates cultural differences, provides a rigorous, yet comprehensive curriculum, and produces students who are respectful and seekers of knowledge.
I work collectively and collaboratively with the faculty and staff to establish a culture of learning and ensure conditions are adequate for teaching and learning to occur. Each individual has unique ideas related to student achievement and the development of the whole child. With the right mindset, I am certain that we can and will accomplish our ultimate goal(s). It is imperative that a culture of trust and openness is established and maintained. This will require the faculty and staff to set high expectations for ourselves as well as the students. We must communicate those expectations to all stakeholders and it all begins with me. I believe Apollo Middle School will continue to develop lifelong learners who will become productive citizens of society.
I am truly excited about this momentous opportunity and I look forward to working with the staff, parents, and community to maintain a level of excellence at Apollo Middle School. Again, I thank you.
631 Richards Road
Antioch, TN 37013 (map)
Principal: Stephanie Adams
Assistant Principal: Dr. Cherish Piche
Assistant Principal: Dr. Jessica Oliver
Dean of Instruction: Benjamin Simmons
School Counselor: Claire Sharpe
School Counselor: Amanda Schneider
School Board Representative: Tyese Hunter
Apollo Middle School 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
- 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