Top 10 Best Illinois Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 253 alternative public schools serving 189 students in Illinois.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Illinois are Adams County Rssp, Assist Taoep 12 and Behavior Disorder Program Coop. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Illinois alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Illinois (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Adams County Rssp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1416 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7175
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Assist Taoep 12
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Po Box 77
Willow Hill, IL 62480
(618) 455-3605
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Behavior Disorder Program Coop
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 N Galena St
Tiskilwa, IL 61368
(815) 915-4460
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Center For Alternative Learning
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1601 Wentworth Ave
Calumet City, IL 60409
(708) 585-9401
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Center For Educ Opp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Staunton Rd
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-0633
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Central School Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
355 E Chicago St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5340
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Cook Co Juvenile Detention Ctr - Jefferson Alt High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 S Hamilton Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 433-7110
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
District 7 Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6148 Center Grove Rd
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 692-7466
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Douglas School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
444 W Reynolds St
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 525-4400
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Excel - Englewood High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7141 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 675-6654
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Higgins Education Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 755-6640
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Hollywood Heights
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6 S Oakland Dr
Caseyville, IL 62232
(618) 346-6350
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
The Lafayette Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
409 Hardin Ave Fl 3
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-8438
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Lawrence Education Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 E Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 525-3144
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Lmp Roe
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2233 6th St
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 220-3560
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Lmp Roe Taoep
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2233 6th St Ste 2
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 220-3560
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Madison Student Support Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1634 7th St
Madison, IL 62060
(618) 876-6409
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Moline High Sch At Coolidge Campus
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3428 Avenue Of The Cities
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 743-8587
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Monee Education Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5154 W Main St
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 367-2660
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Monroe/randolph Red Brick School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
107 E Mill St
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 473-2222
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Morton Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
260 E Queenwood Rd
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 263-2581
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Morton Alternative Schools
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4413 Roosevelt Rd, West 40 Isc
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-4284
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
New Approach Alternative High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-9311
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
New Beginnings Regional Safe Schools Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(630) 232-5963
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Newcomer Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2121 S Goebbert Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718-7836
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Northeast East
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 S 7th St
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(331) 228-2000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Oak Ridge School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
300 Cleveland Ave
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(224) 484-5800
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Oswego Goal
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4209 State Route 71
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 636-3915
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Partners For Success-old Mill School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
848 N Mill Rd
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 543-4222
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Pathways In Education - Humboldt Park High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2421 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 553-1530
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Peoria Regional High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3826 N Taylor Rd
Hanna City, IL 61536
(309) 495-6800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Premier Morris Taoep
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7700 Ashley Rd
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 416-0377
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Project Indian
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 W Wapella St
Minooka, IL 60447
(815) 521-2371
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Ralph J Frost Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1177 S Dee Rd
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 292-6521
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 531. - 53.
Regl Inst Scholastic Excellence
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
405 Ashland Ave
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 754-6600
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Illinois?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Illinois include Adams County Rssp, Assist Taoep 12 and Behavior Disorder Program Coop.
How many alternative public schools are located in Illinois?
253 alternative public schools are located in Illinois.
What is the racial composition of students in Illinois?
Illinois alternative public schools minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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