Besser Elementary

Besser Elementary School is located in the City of Alpena in northeastern Michigan. We are one of six elementary schools currently operated by the Alpena Public School District.

Besser serves a population of approximately 455 K-5 students from the City and Township of Alpena.  

Located on twenty acres of land donated by local philanthropist Jesse Besser, the school opened in 1958 as an elementary school of the K-8 Thunder Bay School District. Besser became part of Alpena Public Schools as a junior high school in 1963. Due to declining enrollment, Besser was closed from 1983 until it reopened in 1986 as an elementary school.

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Office Personnel

Stephanie Hitchcock
Principal
Tracey Urlaub
Dean of Students
Cindy Garber
Secretary
Kristen Sherwood
Secretary

Schedule

  • 8:20 - Doors Open/Breakfast
  • 8:33 - Instruction Begins
  • 3:42 - Dismissal

Lunch/Recess

  • 11:15-12:00 - 4th & 5th Grade 
  • 11:40-12:25 - 2nd & 3rd Grade 
  • 12:05-12:50 - 1st Grade
  • 12:30-1:15 - JK & Kindergarten

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