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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 137 top alternative public schools in Illinois, serving 6,164 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 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois state average of 51%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is less than the state average of 16:1.

Top Illinois Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Quincy Academic Behavior&community Academy Alternative School
    1416 Maine St
    Quincy, IL 62301
    (217)222-0281

    Grades: 7-12 | 19 students
  • Macomb Academy For Secondary Education Alternative School
    341 S Johnson St
    Macomb, IL 61455
    (309)575-3226

    Grades: 9-12 | 12 students
  • Quincy Adams County Rssp High School Alternative School
    1416 Maine St
    Quincy, IL 62301
    (217)223-1065

    Grades: 7-12 | 41 students
  • Oak Park Alop Academic Learning Program Alternative School
    201 Scoville Ave
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708)383-0700

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Jacksonville Arc Alternative School
    747 W Lafayette Ave
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    (217)243-8438

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • Effingham Aspire Alternative High School Alternative School
    900 W Edgar Ave
    Effingham, IL 62401
    (217)342-2865

    Grades: 9-12 | 37 students
  • Willow Hill Assist Rssp 12 Alternative School
    Po Box 77
    Willow Hill, IL 62480
    (618)455-3605

    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
  • Willow Hill Assist Taoep 12 Alternative School
    Po Box 77
    Willow Hill, IL 62480
    (618)455-3605

    Grades: 6-12 | 47 students
  • Red Bud Ccsi Alternative School Alternative School
    6137 Beck Rd
    Red Bud, IL 62278
    (618)473-2222

    Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
  • Troy Center For Education Opp Alternative School
    201 Staunton Rd
    Troy, IL 62294
    (618)667-0633

    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
  • Centralia Centralia Alternative School Alternative School
    1000 E 3rd St
    Centralia, IL 62801
    (618)532-8465

    Grades: 7-12 | 42 students
  • Nokomis Chrismont Safe School Alternative School
    316 E South St
    Nokomis, IL 62075
    (217)563-7600

    Grades: 6-12 | 35 students
  • Salem Clnton/mrn/wshngtn Pre-kind Prog Elementary School Alternative School
    200 E Schwartz St
    Salem, IL 62881
    (618)548-3885

    Grades: PK | n/a students
  • Moline Coolidge Rssp Middle School Alternative School
    3428 Ave Of Cities
    Moline, IL 61265
    (309)743-8587

    Grades: 7-8 | 5 students
  • Murphysboro Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-2913

    Grades: 6-12 | 14 students
  • Wheaton Dupage Alop Alternative School
    421 N County Farm Rd
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630)407-5772

    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
  • Aurora East Aurora High School Rssp Alternative School
    1685 N Farnsworth Av
    Aurora, IL 60505
    (630)232-5963

    Grades: 7-12 | 31 students
  • Benton Echo Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    409 E Washington St
    Benton, IL 62812
    (618)983-6628

    Grades: 4-12 | 15 students
  • Union Evergreen Academy Alternative School
    6506 National St
    Union, IL 60180
    (815)923-2789

    Grades: 6-12 | 10 students
  • Ullin Five County Regional Alternative Alternative School
    17 Rustic Campus Dr
    Ullin, IL 62992
    (618)734-4211

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Plano Flex Program High School Alternative School
    704 W Abe St
    Plano, IL 60545
    (630)552-3178

    Grades: 9-12 | 4 students
  • Vandalia Focus Safe School Program Alternative School
    1500 W Jefferson St
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    (618)283-9311

    Grades: 6-9 | 16 students
  • Freeport Freeport Alternative High School Alternative School
    1330 S Locust Ave
    Freeport, IL 61032
    (815)233-0796

    Grades: 6-12 | 49 students
  • Canton Fulton Regional Safe School Alternative School
    749 E Locust St
    Canton, IL 61520
    (309)575-3226

    Grades: 6-12 | 5 students
  • Decatur Futures Unlimited High School Alternative School
    250 E William St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    (217)429-1054

    Grades: 9-12 | 95 students
  • Elgin Gifford Street Regional Safe School Prog Alternative School
    46 S Gifford St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (630)232-5963

    Grades: 6-12 | 9 students
  • Carthage Hancock County Academy Alternative School
    553 Main St
    Carthage, IL 62321
    (309)575-3226

    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
  • Carthage Hancock County Learning Center Alternative School
    553 Main St
    Carthage, IL 62321
    (309)575-3226

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Hillside Harbor Academy Regional Safe School Prg Alternative School
    605 N Hillside Ave
    Hillside, IL 60162
    (708)236-3250

    Grades: 9-12 | 14 students
  • Kankakee I Kan Regional Alternatve Att Center Alternative School
    50 W Industrial Dr
    Kankakee, IL 60901
    (815)933-4918

    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
  • Chicago Il Center For Rehab & Educ-r Alternative School
    1950 W Roosevelt Rd
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (312)433-3181

    Grades: 4-12 | 22 students
  • Aurora Il Mamatics & Science Academy Alternative School
    1500 Sullivan Rd
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630)907-5053

    Grades: 10-12 | 649 students
  • Jacksonville Il School For Visually Impaired Alternative School
    658 E State St
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    (217)479-4400

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Grafton Il Youth Center - Pere Marquette Alternative School
    17808 State Hwy 100w
    Grafton, IL 62037
    (618)786-2371

    Grades: 8-10 | 28 students
  • Jacksonville Illinois School For Deaf Alternative School
    125 S Webster Ave
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    (217)479-4201

    Grades: PK-8 | n/a students
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