Alpena High School in Alpena, MI - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,328
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    190 3.3
  • Ranking

Alpena High School is a public school in Alpena, Michigan. It has 1,328 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 40% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 190 reviews written and they have been mixed.

3303 South Third Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 358-5200

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 190 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: I don't learn anything important. Half of my teachers joke around for the class period and others are just incompetent. I've learned more important things in junior high than I have here. Not to mention the food is terrible and the security personnel are rude.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Academics: There is a lot to do in a little time.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: The school is 97% caucasian. There is only peer pressure if you hang out with bad influences. Acceptance can be very easy or very difficult.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school feels moderately safe but would be very easy to break into or cause a lot of destruction.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: Most of the food is poorly prepared processed food. It does not taste very good and is not filling, so we go to the snack line of more processed food.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 Thunder Bay Junior High School Public
2.33 Ella M. White School Public
ACES Academy Public, Alternative
Bingham Arts Academy Public, Charter
Immanuel Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Besser Elementary School Public
Pied Piper Opportunity Center Public
Alpena Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School Private, Religious
All Saints Catholic School Private, Religious
2.33 Lincoln Community School Public
2.33 Hinks Elementary School Public
2.00 Wilson Community School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Ogemaw Heights High School 61 mi. 785
2.66 Gaylord High School 59 mi. 953
2.33 Houghton Lake High School 81 mi. 649
3.00 Petoskey High School 75 mi. 985
2.66 John Glenn High School 102 mi. 881

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Alpena High School United States Gaylord High School Houghton Lake High School John Glenn High School Ogemaw Heights High School Petoskey High School
White 96.0% 51.0% 95.0% 95.0% 94.0% 96.0% 87.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 5.0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 1.0% 0% 3.0% 1.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 30.3%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 21.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 32% Surrounding area water, hunting etc
  • 21% Staff
  • 21% School Spirit
  • 18% Location
  • 7% Certian staff

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 43% Required classes are taught to the lowest level
  • 29% Information is not transferred easily
  • 21% Teachers Need to understand other school options
  • 7% Food

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 80% They have CTE programs Career technical Education
  • 20% CTE Programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% As easy or as hard as you choose to make it
  • 20% Diverse educational opportunies

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Try to make connections with teachers and students
  • 36% Get Involved
  • 14% Don't worry about the size of the building

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 8% I hate everything about this school.