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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 103 top alternative public schools in Illinois, serving 5,361 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 52%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 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
  • Quincy Adams County Rssp High School Alternative School
    1416 Maine St
    Quincy, IL 62301
    (217)223-1065

    Grades: 7-12 | 41 students
  • Jacksonville Arc Alternative School
    747 W Lafayette Ave
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    (217)243-8438

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Mathematics & Science Academy Alternative School
    1500 Sullivan Rd
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630)907-5053

    Grades: 10-12 | 649 students
  • Jacksonville Il School For The 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 The Deaf Alternative School
    125 S Webster Ave
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    (217)479-4201

    Grades: PK-8 | n/a students
  • Saint Charles Illinois Youth Center - Street Charles Alternative School
    4450 Lincoln Hwy
    Saint Charles, IL 60175
    (630)584-0506

    Grades: 8-12 | 22 students
  • Warrenville Illinois Youth Center-warrenville Alternative School
    Po Box 828
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630)983-6231

    Grades: 8-11 | 33 students
  • Chicago Iyc Chicago Alternative School
    136 N Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312)633-5219

    Grades: 6-12 | 65 students
  • Kewanee Iyc Kewanee High School Alternative School
    2021 Kentville Rd
    Kewanee, IL 61443
    (309)852-4601

    Grades: 9-12 | 121 students
  • Du Quoin Jackson/perry Ms Taoep Middle School Alternative School
    120 E Spring St
    Du Quoin, IL 62832
    (618)687-7290

    Grades: 6-8 | 11 students
  • Urbana Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    400 Art Bartell Rd
    Urbana, IL 61802
    (217)384-3780

    Grades: 6-11 | n/a students
  • Malta Kec Central Efe 170 High School Alternative School
    Po Box 263
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815)825-2000

    Grades: 7-12 | 26 students
  • Grayslake Lake Co Collaborative Alop High School Alternative School
    18160 Gages Lake Rd
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847)548-8470

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Ottawa Lasalle County Detention Home Alternative School
    707 E Etna Rd
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815)434-8300

    Grades: 8-11 | 8 students
  • Harrisburg Learning Alternative Branch Harrisburg Alternative School
    24 S Vine St # 114
    Harrisburg, IL 62946
    (618)253-7622

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • Mill Shoals Learning Alternative Branch Mill Shoals Alternative School
    Po Box 303
    Mill Shoals, IL 62862
    (618)896-5525

    Grades: 6-12 | 9 students
  • Lerna Lerna Bridges Alternative School
    Po Box 129
    Lerna, IL 62440
    (217)235-4867

    Grades: 6-12 | 28 students
  • Joliet Lincoln School Taoep Alternative School
    960 Royce Ave
    Joliet, IL 60432
    (815)774-8900

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
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