Alpena High School

235 reviews
  1. Alpena Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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
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Alpena High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
20 responses
Average ACT
26
83 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
AP Enrollment
19%
AP Exam Pass Rate
55%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    34%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    63%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
  • Spirit Weeks
    28%
  • Hallway Decorating for Spirit Week
    16%
  • Senior Lock-In
    15%
  • Senior Experience Day
    12%
  • 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
1,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,492
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,738/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses

Reviews

235 reviews
  • Excellent
    14
  • Very Good
    88
  • Average
    116
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    1
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.
  • Alum
  • 9 days ago
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.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago
The teachers at this school have many different teaching styles and find the way their students learn best, which shows and interest in their students. They are very knowledgeable and know how to answer your questions, and if not they will find the answer. They all talk to their students on what they are missing or if they have missed too much school. They also communicate well when the students don't understand one of the topics they are teaching. The school has a standard grading scale which makes the grading consistent.
  • High School Senior
  • 9 months ago