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For the 2021 school year, there are 387 alternative public schools serving 42,012 students in Florida.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Florida are Hope School, Alachua Academy and Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention 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 58%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 55% 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).

Top Florida Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Hope School Alternative School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2031 Hope School Dr
    Marianna, FL 32448
    (850) 482-9616

    Grades: PK-12 | 146 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Alachua Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3436 Ne 39th Ave Ste 3
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    (352) 955-7634

    Grades: 7-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3436 Ne 39th Ave Ste 3
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    (352) 955-7895

    Grades: 6-12 | 26 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Amikids Orlando Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1461 S Lake Pleasant Rd
    Apopka, FL 32703
    (407) 886-5405

    Grades: 6-12 | 43 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Apalachicola Forest Youth Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    29841 Sw Liberty Wilderness Ca
    Bristol, FL 32321
    (850) 379-3973

    Grades: K-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Beta Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4680 Lake Underhill Rd
    Orlando, FL 32807
    (407) 277-1942

    Grades: 6-12 | 71 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Brevard Group Treatment Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3905 Grissom Pkwy
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    (321) 637-1886

    Grades: 6-10 | 31 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    The Chiles Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    868 George W Engram Blvd
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    (386) 322-6102

    Grades: 6-12 | 154 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Crestview Youth Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4448 Straight Line Rd
    Crestview, FL 32539
    (850) 689-7177

    Grades: 6-12 | 39 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Crossroads Hope Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45991 Bermont Rd
    Punta Gorda, FL 33982
    (941) 575-5790

    Grades: 6-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Cypress Run Alternative/ese Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2800 Nw 30 Av
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (754) 321-6500

    Grades: K-12 | 115 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Daytona Juvenile Residential Facility Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1386 Indian Lake Rd
    Daytona Beach, FL 32124
    (386) 947-5990

    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Desoto Alternative Program Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    930 E Cypress St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0377

    Grades: K-12 | 58 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Devereux Treatment Program Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6147 Christian Way
    Orlando, FL 32808
    (407) 296-5300

    Grades: K-12 | 33 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Disston Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5125 11th Ave S
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
    (727) 893-1115

    Grades: 5-12 | 136 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Bell Blvd N
    Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
    (239) 476-9100

    Grades: 9-12 | 111 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Duval Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3036 Phillips Hwy
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    (904) 777-0100

    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Duval Regional Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1214 E 8th St
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    (904) 798-4819

    Grades: 6-12 | 106 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Franklin County Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    85 School Rd
    Eastpoint, FL 32328
    (850) 670-2810

    Grades: 4-12 | 16 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Impact Halfway House Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4501 Lannie Rd
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
    (904) 374-1733

    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Innovations Middle Charter Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2768 N Hiawassee Rd
    Orlando, FL 32818
    (407) 429-7901

    Grades: 6-9 | 170 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Leon County Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2303 Ronellis Dr
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
    (850) 488-7672

    Grades: K-12 | 29 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Liberty Wilderness Crossroads Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    29841 Sw Liberty Wilderness Ca
    Hosford, FL 32334
    (850) 379-8344

    Grades: 4-12 | 38 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Madison County Excel Alternative Education Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2523 W Us Highway 90
    Madison, FL 32340
    (850) 973-5054

    Grades: 6-12 | 24 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Pace Center For Girls Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    728 Gear Lake Ave
    Orlando, FL 32803
    (407) 992-0456

    Grades: 6-12 | 34 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9680 Process Dr
    West Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 681-5908

    Grades: 6-12 | 70 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Pioneer Career Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2630 Academy Dr
    Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
    (863) 735-2300

    Grades: 6-12 | 10 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Polk Halfway House Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2145 Bob Phillips Rd
    Bartow, FL 33830
    (863) 519-3611

    Grades: 5-12 | 24 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Pompano Youth Treatment Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3090 N Powerline Rd
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069
    (954) 962-1088

    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Price Halfway House Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2515 Ortiz Ave
    Fort Myers, FL 33905
    (239) 332-2063

    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Project Compass Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7531 S Orange Blossom Trl
    Orlando, FL 32809
    (407) 235-1500

    Grades: 7-12 | 37 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    School Of Academic And Behavioral Learning Excellence (sable Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6423 9th St E
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    (941) 209-6579

    Grades: 1-8 | 11 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Second Chance At Ghazvini Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    860 Blountstown St
    Tallahassee, FL 32304
    (850) 488-2087

    Grades: K-12 | 63 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Secondary Student Success Center-804 Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7100 Nw 17th Ave
    Miami, FL 33147
    (305) 694-4444

    Grades: 6-12 | 16 students
  • Rank: #2-382.- 38.
    Taylor County Accelerated School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    520 E Lafayette St
    Perry, FL 32347
    (850) 838-2558

    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
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