B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
3303 South Third Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Telephone
(989) 358-5200
Website

Alpena High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
56 responses
Average ACT
26
93 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Spirit Weeks
    26%
  • Hallway Decorating for Spirit Week
    16%
  • Senior Lock-In
    15%
  • Senior Experience Day
    11%
  • Spirit Days
    9%
  • Sports games
    8%
  • Hockey games
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,315
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,682/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses

Alpena High School Reviews

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My experience at Alpena High School was great! Of course, at every school there is that one teacher who you just really don't like who I came across but the majority of my teachers were friendly, helpful, and understanding. Whenever I had a problem or was in need of help I always knew there would be someone to go to. It always felt like a safe and secure learning environment and offered many extra things to get involved in. We had everything from Culture Club to National Honor Society and everything in between. I really cannot think of many things that I would say wow I really wish my school would have offered me.
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My experience at Alpena High School was awesome overall. I was the first in my family to attend this school, so I was a bit timid as a freshman. With school pep-assemblies and clubs/activities, school was a fun place to go to. I believe the best part about AHS was how well it worked with Alpena Community College on helping upperclassmen advance their educations further by taking college credits that would double as high school credits. I also cannot forget about the "Senior Lock-In," where we go-karting and bouncy-housing at 2:00 am to end our senior year. Something that I would like to see changed would be the politics in sports. My family believed that sucking up to any coach was wrong, and it ended up hurting my playing time significantly.
The quality of teacher's at Alpena High School is very good, they are knowledgable in the subject they teach. Many of the teachers are also very interested in their students, academically as well as the students extra curricular. Communication is also very open at AHS, I am comfortable with all of my teachers and would go to them with any questions or concerns. The grading scale is the same through out the whole school, however some teachers grade harder than others. Grading depends on the type of class.