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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 19 top alternative public middle schools in Connecticut, serving 1,172 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 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is less than the state average of 13:1.

Top Connecticut Alternative Public Middle Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Wallingford A.r.t.s. Academy Alternative School
    70 Pond Hill Road
    Wallingford, CT 06492
    (203)294-6290

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • New Britain Alternative Center School Alternative School
    505 South Main St.
    New Britain, CT 06051
    (860)224-6450

    Grades: 7-12 | 51 students
  • Oxford Alternative Education High School Alternative School
    61 Quaker Farms Rd.
    Oxford, CT 06478
    (203)888-2468

    Grades: 7-12 | 12 students
  • Manchester Bentley Alternative Education Program High School Alternative School
    134 East Middle Turnpike
    Manchester, CT 06042
    (860)647-3342

    Grades: 7-12 | 53 students
  • East Windsor Children's Place School Alternative School
    36 Gardner St.
    East Windsor, CT 06088
    (860)292-4048

    Grades: 7-12 | 28 students
  • Waterbury Excel Iii Alternative School
    30 Church Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    (203)574-8050

    Grades: 7-11 | 6 students
  • Avon Farmington Valley Regional Diagnostic Center Alternative School
    395 West Avon Road
    Avon, CT 06001
    (860)675-5480

    Grades: 6-12 | 20 students
  • Jewett City Griswold Alternative School Alternative School
    1553 Glasgo Road
    Jewett City, CT 06351
    (860)376-9129

    Grades: 8-12 | 14 students
  • Hamden Hamden Collaborative Learning Center Alternative School
    306 Circular Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06514
    (203)407-2133

    Grades: 7-12 | 73 students
  • Windsor Integrated Program Models Alternative School
    601 River St.
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860)298-9079

    Grades: 5-12 | 5 students
  • East Hartford John J. Allison Polaris Center Alternative School
    474 School St.
    East Hartford, CT 06108
    (860)289-8131

    Grades: 7-12 | 57 students
  • Cheshire Manson Youth Institution High School Alternative School
    42 Jarvis St.
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    (203)806-2570

    Grades: 8-12 | 295 students
  • North Haven Mill Road School Alternative School
    295 Mill Rd.
    North Haven, CT 06473
    (203)234-0303

    Grades: K-8 | 167 students
  • Manchester New Horizons High School Alternative School
    665 Wetherell Street
    Manchester, CT 06040
    (860)647-3496

    Grades: 8-12 | 22 students
  • Middletown Oasis Middle School Alternative School
    310 Hunting Hill Ave
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860)638-1401

    Grades: 6-8 | 5 students
  • Windsor River Street School Alternative School
    601 River St.
    Windsor, CT 06095
    (860)298-9079

    Grades: 1-12 | 140 students
  • Middletown Riverview School Alternative School
    915 River Rd.
    Middletown, CT 06457
    (860)704-4020

    Grades: 7-12 | 61 students
  • North Haven Village School Alternative School
    31 Temple St.
    North Haven, CT 06473
    (203)234-7611

    Grades: PK-10 | 135 students
  • Norwich Virtual Learning Academy Alternative School
    191 Hickory Street
    Norwich, CT 06360
    (860)823-4299

    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
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