School Improvement

The work of improving our schools never ends - there is always room for improvement! Alpena Public Schools follows a process of continuous review of our practices and our data to make decisions and implement programs to help all our students be successful and ready for whatever challenges they may encounter.

District Mission Statement

Alpena Public Schools, in partnership with our community, teaches and challenges all students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

District Vision

Every student who attends Alpena Public Schools will graduate from high school ready for college and careers, equipped with skills, abilities and attitudes necessary for 21st century success.

Our Belief

If we engage students in a rigorous curriculum; invest in the professional training of teachers, leaders and school staff; align school resources to create a safe and supportive learning culture; and enlist our family and community partners, then every student will graduate ready for college and career.

Our Target

Children First. Alpena Public Schools is committed to providing an unsurpassed educational experience for every child.

District Improvement Plan Summary

We have prepared a summary document which gives a brief overview of our District's priorities and the key activities we have planned for the current school year. Building level school improvement plans can be viewed on our Home page by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

For More Information

Feel free to contact us for more specific information

Main Switchboard


Gordon Admin. Building

2373 Gordon Road
Alpena, MI  49707
fax: 989-358-5041

Facilities & Transportation

1357 M-32 West
Alpena, MI  49707
fax: 989-358-5795

Secondary Schools

ACES: 989-358-5170
AHS: 989-358-5200
TBJHS: 989-358-5400

Elementary Schools

Besser: 989-358-5100
Ella White: 989-358-5950
Hinks: 989-358-5560
Lincoln: 989-358-5900
Sanborn: 989-358-5800
Wilson: 989-358-5700

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