Welcome To Alpena Public Schools

Alpena Public Schools, located in the cultural, economic, and educational hub of northeast Michigan, is a Class A district. We serve a population of approximately 3,900 students in 6 elementary schools for grades K-5, a junior high for grades 6-8, and a high school for grades 9-12 as well as an alternative high school program.

About APS 


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Positve Chickenpox Case at Alpena High School


May 2024 #WeAreWildcats Student Spotlight Senior Olivia Miller

May 2024 #WeAreWildcats Student Spotlight

Senior Olivia Miller is an outstanding student and leader at Alpena High School. In addition to being a member of the Alpena Early College program, she has earned accolades for her work in Advanced Marketing and DECA representing Alpena High School at the state and national levels. Olivia was recently named as an environmental ambassador for EarthEcho International. 

May 2024 #WeAreWildcats Alumni Spotlight Ann Garant

May 2024 #WeAreWildcats Alumni Spotlight Ann Garant

Ann (Lappan) Garant serves as the Managing Attorney for the Cooley Law School Innocence Project. The Cooley Innocence Project is part of the Innocence Network which has been credited with the release of over 375 wrongfully convicted prisoners. Ann recently partnered with Alpena Community College to bring a panel discussion to our community titled “The Impact of Wrongful Conviction”.

APS Superintendent Update May 2024

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May is Mental Health Month Community Presentation Schedule

May 2nd- Department of Health #4-Community Connections and Social Determinants of Health

May 7th- Scott Ritsema-The Media Mind, Reclaiming the Human Soul in the Digital Dark Age

May 8th- Partners in Prevention-Tools you can put to use to manage stress and bring more peace to your life

May 9th- AMA-ESD and NAMI- Breaking Stigmas: Humanizing Mental Health

May 13th- Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health- Community Resources (Crisis Services, MyStrength, Service Providers)

May 22nd- AMA ESD Great Start Collaborative- Love and Logic

May 30th- NEMCSA School Success- Supports for Anxiety, Stress, and Depression


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Contact us at:
Parents: 833-731-2600
Administrators: 888-886-9729

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Our Mission

Our District's mission statement reflects our close connection with the people we serve: "Alpena Public Schools, in partnership with our community, teaches and challenges all students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens."

Proud Partners

Asse International Student Exchange Program
Asse International Student Exchange Program
Kennedy-Luger Youth Exchange and Study
Kennedy-Luger Youth Exchange and Study
Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Programs
Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange Programs

Annual Reports

Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, the State of Michigan has provided families, communities and schools with a comprehensive report of school progress. This Annual Education Report (AER) takes data collected from schools on student achievement and teacher qualifications and presents this along with information on school and district Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status. Combined with the appropriate building or district Cover Letter, these two documents give a complete report that meets the requirements of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and Michigan's PA 25 of 1990.

These documents may be viewed online or downloaded and printed (warning: some documents are lengthy). Buildings are listed below alphabetically with the full district report at the end.

Google DocACES Academy Cover Letter 
External LinkACES Academy AER

Google DocLincoln Elementary Cover Letter 
External LinkLincoln Elementary  AER

Google DocAlpena High School Cover Letter
External LinkAlpena High School AER

Google DocSanborn Elementary Cover Letter
External LinkSanborn Elementary AER

Google DocBesser Elementary Cover Letter
External LinkBesser Elementary AER

Google DocThunder Bay Jr. High  Cover Letter
External LinkThunder Bay Jr. High AER

Google DocElla White Elementary Cover Letter
External LinkElla White Elementary AER

Google DocWilson Elementary  Cover Letter
External LinkWilson Elementary AER

Google DocHinks Elementary Cover Letter
External LinkHinks Elementary AER

Google DocAlpena Public Schools District  Cover Letter
External LinkAlpena Public Schools District AER