The Superintendent s office, governed by Alpena Public Schools, is responsible for overseeing student assessment programs. The office also works for the professional development of staff members. It directs the office of business and operations to oversee district s finances, including budget, payroll and employee benefits. Alpena Public Schools governs several elementary, middle and high schools. The district enrolls more than 4,300 students in kindergarten through grade 12. It is spread across an area of over 620 square miles. The district s schools provide instruction in reading, mathematics and science. Alpena Public Schools schools feature auditoriums, gymnasiums, computer laboratories, cafeteria and media enters.