Top 10 Best Illinois Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 145 alternative public schools serving 7,272 students in Illinois.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Illinois are Stem Partnership School, Thomas Metcalf School and B H R A Cooperative High School. 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 52% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 38% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Illinois Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stem Partnership School
Alternative School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
405 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-5626
Grades: 3-8
| 198 students
Rank: #22.
Thomas Metcalf School
Alternative School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Isu Campus Box 7000
Normal, IL 61790
(309) 438-7621
Grades: PK-8
| 427 students
Rank: #33.
B H R A Cooperative High School
Alternative School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 350
Bismarck, IL 61814
(217) 759-7291
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
Rank: #44.
Paris Cooperative High School
Alternative School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
309 S Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 466-1175
Grades: 9-12
| 581 students
Rank: #55.
Forest Park Individual Ed School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1220 California Ave
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 723-0414
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
Rank: #66.
Acceleration Academies Llc
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 N Miami Beach Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
(305) 995-1430
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Academic Behavior&community Academy
Alternative School
1416 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7175
Grades: 10-12
| 24 students
Adams County Rssp
Alternative School
1416 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-7175
Grades: 11-12
| 48 students
Alop Academic Learning Program
Alternative School
201 Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-0700
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Arc
Alternative School
747 W Lafayette Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-8438
Grades: 10-12
| 11 students
Arcola Bridges/beacons Rssp
Alternative School
115 Egyptian Trl
Arcola, IL 61910
(217) 862-4101
Grades: 11
| 7 students
Aspire Alternative High School
Alternative School
900 W Edgar Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-2865
Grades: 11-12
| 32 students
Assist Rssp 12
Alternative School
Po Box 77
Willow Hill, IL 62480
(618) 455-3605
Grades: 8-10
| 9 students
Assist Taoep 12
Alternative School
Po Box 77
Willow Hill, IL 62480
(618) 455-3605
Grades: 11
| 34 students
Ccsi Alternative School
Alternative School
6137 Beck Rd
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 473-2222
Grades: 12
| 63 students
Center For Education Opp
Alternative School
201 Staunton Rd
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-0633
Grades: Inquire with school
| 54 students
Centralia Alternative School
Alternative School
1000 E 3rd St
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-8465
Grades: Inquire with school
| 49 students
Chrismont Safe School
Alternative School
316 E South St
Nokomis, IL 62075
(217) 563-7600
Grades: 10
| 23 students
Clnton/mrn/wshngtn Pre-kind Prog
Alternative School
1710 Broadway St
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8040
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Coolidge Rssp
Alternative School
3428 Ave Of Cities
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 743-8587
Grades: 8
| 4 students
Cope Alternative School
Alternative School
1725b Shomaker Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-2913
Grades: 10
| 7 students
Dream Academy
Alternative School
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-5000
Grades: 10-11
| 140 students
Dupage Alop
Alternative School
421 N County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 407-5772
Grades: 10-11
| 5 students
East Aurora High School Rssp
Alternative School
1685 N Farnsworth Av
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 232-5963
Grades: 10
| 12 students
Echo Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
409 E Washington St
Benton, IL 62812
(618) 983-6628
Grades: 9-11
| 23 students
Evergreen Academy
Alternative School
6506 National St
Union, IL 60180
(815) 923-2789
Grades: 9-11
| 19 students
Five County Regional Alternative
Alternative School
1001 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-7290
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Flex Program
Alternative School
704 W Abe St
Plano, IL 60545
(630) 552-3178
Grades: 12
| 7 students
Focus Safe School Program
Alternative School
1500 W Jefferson St
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-9311
Grades: 7-8
| 12 students
Freeport Alternative High School
Alternative School
1330 S Locust Ave
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 233-0796
Grades: 12
| 45 students
Futures Unlimited
Alternative School
250 E William St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 429-1054
Grades: 11-12
| 93 students
Gifford Street Regional Safe School Prog
Alternative School
46 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(630) 232-5963
Grades: 11
| 52 students
Harbor Academy Regional Safe School Prg
Alternative School
605 N Hillside Ave
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-3250
Grades: 10
| 16 students
I Kan Regional Alternatve Att Center
Alternative School
50 W Industrial Dr
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 933-4918
Grades: 11
| 24 students
Il Center For Rehab & Educ-r
Alternative School
1950 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 433-3181
Grades: 4-12
| 25 students
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