Top 10 Best Georgia Alternative Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 30 alternative public high schools serving 16,210 students in Georgia.
The top ranked alternative public high schools in Georgia are Dekalb Alternative School, Mcclarin High School and Georgia Cyber Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Georgia alternative public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Georgia public high school average of 24%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 32% statewide average).
Georgia alternative public high school have a Graduation Rate of 46%, which is less than the Georgia average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Bishop Hall Charter School, with 75-79% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Georgia or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public high school average of 62% (majority Black).

Best Georgia Alternative Public High Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Dekalb Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5855 Memorial Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(678) 676-2302
Grades: 7-12
| 44 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Mcclarin High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3605 Main St
Atlanta, GA 30337
(470) 254-8080
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
Rank: #33.
Georgia Cyber Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 26% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1745 Phoenix Blvd Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349
(404) 334-4790
Grades: K-12
| 14,286 students
Rank: #44.
Bishop Hall Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 N Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792
(229) 227-1397
Grades: 8-12
| 223 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Gwinnett Intervention Education (Give) Center East
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
723 Hi Hope Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(770) 338-4855
Grades: 6-12
| 158 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Muscogee Youth Development Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7700 Chattsworth Rd
Midland, GA 31820
(706) 569-2863
Grades: 8-12
| 43 students
Rank: #77.
Phoenix High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 W Pike St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 513-6862
Grades: 9-12
| 755 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
7700-b Chattsworth Rd
Midland, GA 31820
(706) 568-2498
Grades: 7-10
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
3485 Mike Padgett Hwy
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 771-7854
Grades: 8-10
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Augusta Youth Development Campus
Alternative School
Math: <50%
3481 Mike Padgett Hwy
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 792-7521
Grades: 8-12
| 32 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
200 Marable Way Nw
Rome, GA 30165
(706) 295-6035
Grades: 8-12
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
3609 Bill Hodges Rd
Claxton, GA 30417
(912) 739-4807
Grades: 6-11
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Crisp Rydc
Alternative School
130 Haralson Rd
Cordele, GA 31015
(222) 271-4900
Grades: 7-11
| 13 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dekalb Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
2946 Clifton Springs Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 244-2183
Grades: 7-11
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Department Of Corrections
Alternative School
300 Patrol Rd
Forsyth, GA 31029
(478) 992-5916
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Rank: n/an/a
Department Of Human Resources
Alternative School
2 Peachtree Street Nw, 11 Th F
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-0435
Grades: PK-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Eastman Youth Development Campus
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
176 Freaman Graham Blvd
Eastman, GA 31023
(478) 374-6910
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: n/an/a
Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
2735 Underwood Rd Ne
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 272-2309
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
450 Crescent Dr
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 535-5457
Grades: 9-11
| 17 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy
Alternative School
2930 Forrest Hills Dr Sw
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 591-7275
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Independence High School
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
791 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, GA 30075
(470) 254-6339
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
Rank: n/an/a
Macon Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
4164 Riggins Mill Rd
Macon, GA 31217
(912) 751-3400
Grades: 7-11
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
Macon Youth Development Campus
Alternative School
Math: <50%
4160 Riggins Mill Rd
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 751-3432
Grades: 9-11
| 25 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
1575 County Services Pkwy Sw
Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 528-4247
Grades: 7-11
| 11 students
Rank: n/an/a
Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
11850 Hastings Bridge Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
(770) 603-4664
Grades: 8-11
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
Metro Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
1300 Constitution Rd Se
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-4415
Grades: 8-11
| 28 students
Rank: n/an/a
Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
191 Carl Griffin Dr
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 652-3879
Grades: 5-10
| 15 students
Rank: n/an/a
T J Loftiss Ii Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
400 S Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792
(912) 227-2764
Grades: 8-10
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Telfair Alternative Preparation School
Alternative School
212 Huckabee St
Mc Rae Helena, GA 31055
(229) 868-5661
Grades: 7-12
| 17 students
Rank: n/an/a
Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center
Alternative School
3275 Harris Rd
Waycross, GA 31503
(912) 287-6680
Grades: 7-10
| 11 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public high schools in Georgia?
The top ranked alternative public high schools in Georgia include Dekalb Alternative School, Mcclarin High School and Georgia Cyber Academy.
How many alternative public high schools are located in Georgia?
30 alternative public high schools are located in Georgia.
What is the racial composition of students in Georgia?
Georgia alternative public high schools minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Georgia public high schools average of 62% (majority Black).

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