Alger was built in 2006 in the Alger Park neighborhood in southeast Grand Rapids. It features state-of-the-art classrooms, innovative common areas, and modern technology. Alger also has beautiful soccer, softball, track, and baseball fields. Alger Middle School is committed to engaging all students in an atmosphere which promotes leadership, academic achievement, and positive relationships.
Alger Middle’s partnership with Kent School Services Network makes it a “community school” that provides eligible parents and students with access to in-house health and social services to ensure that children are physically, emotionally, and socially prepared to learn.
Alger has shown a commitment to ensuring students experience an engaging curriculum and high achievement. Staff work with each student to identify their needs and help them take their learning to the next level. As a result, 88% of parents feel their child is challenged at school.
The teachers at Alger are committed to student success. They go above and beyond to ensure that student’s needs are met, that parents are involved in their child’s education, and that students have a positive experience. In a recent survey, 90% of parents said they feel comfortable talking with their child’s teachers.
Parents are their child’s first teacher and Alger recognizes how important it is for parents to be an active part of their child’s education. 87% of parents said they have regular opportunities to be involved at Alger. Parents are welcomed as volunteers, at family nights, and in their child’s classroom.
SAFE AND SECURE
A recent survey showed that 85% of students feel safe at Alger. Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.