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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alma Public Schools is a public school district located in Alma, MI. It has 2,118 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
75 responses
Average ACT
25
38 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,118
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,222
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$22,482,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,167/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$33,135
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,200
National
$184,700

Alma Public Schools Reviews

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I am currently a senior at Alma High School. My experience at Alma has not been enjoyable. I know that sports are important to a school, I understand that, but as a student who doesn’t play a sport and is academically successful, I don’t feel acknowledged. High school is hard and taking challenging classes makes it harder. I have 3.9 GPA, that’s pretty good and I have never felt acknowledged besides having my name announced for an academic letter and a pin at a meeting just for juniors, at the time, when no one was paying attention. Also, Alma High School students were told years ago that their restrooms would be fixed, but instead the football team got a new concession stand with nice bathrooms that are only open during football season, not for baseball or softball season, they just get a port-a-potty, and we got a new gym, no improvements have been made the bathrooms.
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Alma Public Schools is a place of kind, caring teachers. I know that at the drop of a dime each teacher would do anything for me. However, there are only a handful of teachers that are fully qualified to teach (from grades 6-12). The administration refuses to keep qualified teachers for a reasonable pay. Those that are qualified are fully aware of the pay cut they're taking so they can help others. They refuse to look out for the individual needs of each individual student and they focus on the bottom line for the school. The advisors shy away from pushing for dual enrollment classes (despite the lack of AP courses) because it affects the attendance and also government aid. They're often put between a rock and a hard place because of the lack of finances, however they've chosen quantity over quality. They would rather degrade the quality of the class in order to show that more kids are graduating. Stay away from this school district.
Alma High School, located in the heart of Michigan, provides a learning environment based on academics and community involvement. While a student at Alma High School, I participated in soccer, Student Council, Student Board, Science Olympiad and started The Alma High School Book Club. It has been a rewarding experience to have the teachers, fellow students and community that we have supporting our academics and future. Go Panthers!