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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 1,187 top alternative public schools in California, serving 142,400 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California state average of 76%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is less than the state average of 24:1.

Top California Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Beaumont 21st Century Learning Institute Alternative School
    939 Michigan Ave.
    Beaumont, CA 92223
    (951)769-8424

    Grades: K-12 | 73 students
  • Cerritos Abc Secondary (alternative) Alternative School
    16534 S. Carmenita Rd.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562)229-7768

    Grades: 7-12 | 64 students
  • Rosamond Abraham Lincoln Alternative Alternative School
    3082 Glendower St.
    Rosamond, CA 93560
    (661)256-5090

    Grades: K-12 | 98 students
  • Riverside Abraham Lincoln Continuation High School Alternative School
    4341 Victoria Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951)788-7371

    Grades: 9-12 | 198 students
  • Poway Abraxas Continuation High School Alternative School
    12450 Glenoak Rd.
    Poway, CA 92064
    (858)748-5900

    Grades: 9-12 | 248 students
  • San Jose Academy Alternative School
    4955 Edenview Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95119
    (408)226-2350

    Grades: 5-8 | 6 students
  • Perris Academy Community Day Alternative School
    515 E. Seventh St.
    Perris, CA 92570
    (951)657-2174

    Grades: 7-12 | 41 students
  • Chico Academy For Change Alternative School
    290 E. Ave.
    Chico, CA 95926
    (530)891-3092

    Grades: 7-12 | 14 students
  • San Francisco Academy Of Arts And Sciences Alternative School
    555 Portola Dr.
    San Francisco, CA 94131
    (415)695-5700

    Grades: 9-12 | 318 students
  • Fortuna Academy Of Redwoods Alternative School
    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
    Fortuna, CA 95540
    (707)476-4203

    Grades: 9-12 | 178 students
  • Walnut Creek Acalanes Center For Independent Study Alternative School
    1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
    Walnut Creek, CA 94595
    (925)280-3945

    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
  • Costa Mesa Access County Community Alternative School
    200 Kalmus Dr.
    Costa Mesa, CA 92628
    (714)966-4485

    Grades: K-12 | 2576 students
  • Costa Mesa Access Juvenile Hall Alternative School
    1715 E. Wilshire Ave., Ste. 70
    Costa Mesa, CA 92628
    (714)647-2592

    Grades: K-12 | 405 students
  • San Jose Adelante Dual Language Academy Alternative School
    2999 Ridgemont Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95127
    (408)928-1900

    Grades: K-8 | 586 students
  • Roseville Adelante High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    350 Atlantic St.
    Roseville, CA 95678
    (916)782-3155

    Grades: 9-12 | 102 students
  • Riverbank Adelante High School Alternative School
    6801 Seventh St.
    Riverbank, CA 95367
    (209)869-2383

    Grades: 10-12 | 61 students
  • Kettleman City Adelante High School Alternative School
    701 General Petroleum St.
    Kettleman City, CA 93239
    (559)386-9081

    Grades: 9-12 | 3 students
  • Downey Afflerbaugh-paige Camp High School Alternative School
    6621 N. Stephens Ranch Rd.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (909)593-4926

    Grades: 7-12 | 112 students
  • Chatsworth Aggeler Community Day Alternative School
    21050 Plummer St.
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    (818)341-1232

    Grades: 7-12 | 78 students
  • Oakhurst Ahwahnee High School Alternative School
    50407 Hangtree Ln.
    Oakhurst, CA 93644
    (559)683-4667

    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
  • Hayward Alameda County Community Alternative School
    313 W. Winton Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94544
    (510)670-4590

    Grades: K-12 | 253 students
  • San Leandro Alameda County Juvenile Hall/court Alternative School
    2500 Fairmont Ave.
    San Leandro, CA 94578
    (510)667-7435

    Grades: K-12 | 122 students
  • Alameda Alameda Science And Technology Institute High School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    555 Atlantic Ave.
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510)748-4021

    Grades: 9-12 | 175 students
  • San Diego Alba Alternative School
    4041 Oregon St
    San Diego, CA 92104
    (619)344-3900

    Grades: 1-12 | 27 students
  • North Hills Albert Einstein Continuation High School Alternative School
    15938 Tupper St.
    North Hills, CA 91343
    (818)892-4367

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Yuba City Albert Powell Continuation High School Alternative School
    1875 Clark Ave.
    Yuba City, CA 95991
    (530)822-5210

    Grades: 10-12 | 180 students
  • Hemet Alessandro High School Alternative School
    831 E. Devonshire Ave.
    Hemet, CA 92543
    (951)765-5182

    Grades: 9-12 | 350 students
  • Chester Almanor High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    612 First St.
    Chester, CA 96020
    (530)258-2126

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Markleeville Alpine County Opportunity Alternative School
    43 Hawkside Dr.
    Markleeville, CA 96120
    (530)694-2230

    Grades: 1-12 | 5 students
  • Markleeville Alpine County Secondary Community Day Alternative School
    43 Hawkside Dr.
    Markleeville, CA 96120
    (530)694-9423

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Weaverville Alps View High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    321 Victory Ln., Po Box 1227
    Weaverville, CA 96093
    (530)623-6104

    Grades: 9-12 | 6 students
  • Chula Vista Alta Vista Academy Alternative School
    730 Medical Center Ct.
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
    (619)216-5160

    Grades: 7-12 | 48 students
  • Santa Barbara Alta Vista Alternative High School Alternative School
    215 E. Ortega St.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805)965-1916

    Grades: 9-12 | 154 students
  • Santa Barbara Alta Vista Alternative Junior High School Alternative School
    215 E. Ortega St.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (805)966-0883

    Grades: 7-8 | n/a students
  • Vista Alta Vista High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    1575 Bonair Dr.
    Vista, CA 92084
    (760)724-3775

    Grades: 9-12 | 179 students
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