Ella White 2022

Welcome to Ella White Elementary

"Shaping Successful Students With Compassion."  

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Ella White Weekly Update

Ella White Elementary 201 N Ripley Blvd Alpena, MI 49707 Phone: 989.358.5950 Fax: 989.358.5955

APS Superintendent Update July 2024

Click HERE for PDF Edition

Streaming Link for APS Board Meeting 6/24/24

Click here for the link to the APS Board Meeting 6/24/24

Elementary Before and Afterschool Childcare Survey

APS Families, please take this survey if you are interested in before and after school childcare. 

June 2024 APS Superintendent Update

Downloadable PDF Click HERE

Alpena Public School 2024/2025 School Year Calendar

Explanation Letter from APS and AEA on how the calendar is jointly developed click HERE

Downloadable Calendar Click Here

Main Office Staff

Meaghan Black
Becky Meyer
Assistant Principal
Mary Ciarkowski
Dean of Students
Jennifer Miller
Office Assistant
Alicia Page
Office Assistant


8:23 - Classrooms Open 
8:33 - Instruction Begins and Breakfast Delivery
3:42 - Dismissal




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Ella White School is a K-5 elementary school located in the city of Alpena. It has an enrollment of about 466 students, with as many as half the students living within walking distance of this neighborhood school.

This school is an established facility in the community, having been built in 1950 with additions constructed in the late 50's/early 60's and again in the 90’s. In 2021, Ella White underwent extensive upgrades thanks to the 2020 Safe, Warm, Dry Bond.  Upgrades included new flooring, cabinets, Main Office, parking lot, playground, and heating system.

Although located in the City of Alpena, At the present time, our facility is used to its capacity, including after-hours usage by the community, parents and students.

Ella White Elementary School's Vision:  "Shaping Successful Students With Compassion."  

ella white 1950sElla White in 1952

Ella White 2022

New EW Playground

New Ella White Playground

Ella M. White, the namesake of our school. Ella (1875-1966), taught primary grades for 16 years from 1934-1950. She was also the business secretary for the Alpena Board of Education for 36 years. Not only was she an educator, she was a major force in the Alpena community. She was a charter member and 2nd President of the Women's Civic League, found the Alpena County Chapter of the American Red Cross, City Editor of the Alpena Daily Echo (1913-914), and appointed by the Governor to the state Emergency Relief Committee. The school was named for her in 1952