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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-
Alpena High School is a public school located in Alpena, MI. It has 1,309 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
About Alpena High School...
School District
Alpena Public Schools
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
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
88 responses
Average ACT
26
94 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,490
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$574
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Spirit Weeks
    26%
  • Senior Lock-In
    15%
  • Hallway Decorating for Spirit Week
    15%
  • Senior Experience Day
    12%
  • Sports games
    9%
  • Spirit Days
    9%
  • Hockey games
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,309
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
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.45 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 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.
It is a good school. I moved in my junior year. The teachers are, in a general sense, all very nice. We do have many types of teachers, going anywhere from rather chill to the types of teachers who could use a chill pill. There are many events the school puts on through “KAPUT” and those events are cool. This school also has 3 annual school dances. It is a nice environment and I love it there.