Top 10 Best Florida Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 367 alternative public schools serving 40,755 students in Florida.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Florida are Gaines Alternative At Hamblen, Esteem Academy and Walton Learning Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Florida alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 56% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Best Florida Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Gaines Alternative At Hamblen
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1 Christopher St
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 547-8560
Grades: 5-12
| 25 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Esteem Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
12301 Warrior Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 521-2358
Grades: 6-12
| 26 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Walton Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
286 Gene Hurley Rd
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 520-4656
Grades: 6-12
| 35 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Alachua Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3436 Ne 39th Ave Ste 3
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 955-7634
Grades: 7-12
| 22 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Ami Kids Yes
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4337 Saffold Rd
Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 671-5213
Grades: 6-12
| 31 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Amikids
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6815 Sw Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 466-0543
Grades: 6-12
| 33 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Amikids Jacksonville
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7801 Lone Star Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 223-1121
Grades: 6-12
| 45 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Amikids Miami-dade North
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 Ne 151st St
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 636-6160
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Amikids Miami-dade South
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1820 Arthur Lamb Jr Rd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 363-6160
Grades: 6-12
| 61 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Amikids Southwest Florida
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1190 Main St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-9696
Grades: 6-12
| 24 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Apalachicola Forest Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
29841 Sw Liberty Wilderness Ca
Bristol, FL 32321
(850) 379-3973
Grades: K-12
| 27 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Central Pasco Girls Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2952 Wilson Rd
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
(813) 948-2441
Grades: 6-12
| 25 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Charles Britt Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3001 26th Ave S
Largo, FL 33770
(727) 893-2731
Grades: 6-12
| 26 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Crestview Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4448 Straight Line Rd
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7177
Grades: 6-12
| 39 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Crossroads Hope Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
45991 Bermont Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(941) 575-5790
Grades: 6-12
| 21 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Cypress Juvenile Residential Facility
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1117 Ne 39th Blvd
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 824-6114
Grades: 6-12
| 31 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Devereux Treatment Program
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6147 Christian Way
Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 296-5300
Grades: K-12
| 33 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Duval Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3036 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 777-0100
Grades: 6-12
| 27 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Florida Futures Academy North Campus
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1760 N Congress Ave
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 215-0933
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Hillsborough Girls Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9506 E Columbus Dr
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 630-4513
Grades: 4-12
| 18 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Lake Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9504 E Columbus Dr
Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 840-7240
Grades: 4-12
| 46 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Lanier-james Education Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1050 Nw 7th Ct
Hallandale, FL 33009
(754) 321-7350
Grades: 1-12
| 89 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Melbourne Center For Personal Growth
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Inspiration Ln
Melbourne, FL 32934
(321) 752-3200
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Miami Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10855 Sw 84 St
Miami, FL 33147
(305) 694-4444
Grades: 6-12
| 27 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
North Nicholas High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
428 Sw Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral, FL 33991
(239) 242-4230
Grades: 9-12
| 319 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Okaloosa Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4448 Straight Line Rd
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7177
Grades: 6-12
| 71 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Osceola Regional Juvenile Commitment Facility
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2330 New Beginnings Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 348-4218
Grades: 7-12
| 61 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Pace Center For Girls
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
728 Gear Lake Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 992-0456
Grades: 6-12
| 34 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Pace Center For Girls
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1225d S Military Trl # D
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 472-1990
Grades: 6-12
| 55 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Pinellas Mycroschool Of Integrated Academics And Technologie
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
840 Third Ave S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 825-3710
Grades: 9-12
| 191 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Pioneer Career Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2630 Academy Dr
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
(863) 735-2300
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #4 - 324. - 32.
Wakulla Institute
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
69 Arran Rd
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 962-2151
Grades: 6-12
| 59 students
Rank: #3333.
Hope School
Alternative School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2031 Hope School Dr
Marianna, FL 32448
(850) 482-9616
Grades: PK-12
| 146 students
Rank: #3434.
Eyes-e-nini-hassee Camp
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7027 East Stage Coach Trail
Clearwater, FL 33765
(352) 726-3883
Grades: 6-12
| 26 students
Rank: #35 - 4435. - 44.
Cypress Creek Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2855 W Woodland Ridge Dr
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 527-3091
Grades: 6-12
| 143 students
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