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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 18 top alternative public schools in Iowa, serving 2,274 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 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa state average of 23%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the state average of 14:1.

Top Iowa Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Mason City Alternative School Alternative School
    19 N. Illinois Ave.
    Mason City, IA 50401
    (641)421-4426

    Grades: 9-12 | 85 students
  • Wellman Alterntive Learning Cent Alternative School
    707 4th St.
    Wellman, IA 52356
    (319)646-6096

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Newton Basics And Beyond Alternative School Alternative School
    700 N 4th Ave E Suite200
    Newton, IA 50208
    (641)792-5809

    Grades: 10-12 | 44 students
  • Davenport Davenport Learning Center Alternative School
    1002 Kimberly Rd
    Davenport, IA 52806
    (563)391-9161

    Grades: K-12 | n/a students
  • Denison Denison Alternative High School Alternative School
    Hwy 30 East
    Denison, IA 51442
    (712)265-2349

    Grades: 9-12 | 24 students
  • Iowa City Elizabeth Tate Alt. High School Alternative School
    1528 Mall Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52240
    (319)688-1080

    Grades: 9-12 | 158 students
  • Waterloo Expo Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    1410 Independence Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50703
    (319)433-1930

    Grades: 6-12 | 483 students
  • Bloomfield Flex Ed High School Alternative School
    608 S. Washington
    Bloomfield, IA 52537
    (641)664-3358

    Grades: 7-12 | 1 students
  • Boone Futures High School Alternative School
    727 W 3rd St
    Boone, IA 50036
    (515)433-0885

    Grades: 9-12 | 42 students
  • Waverly Greenview Alternative School Alternative School
    106 16th St Sw
    Waverly, IA 50677
    (319)352-9273

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Le Mars Individualized Learning Center Alternative School
    940 Lincoln Street Sw
    Le Mars, IA 51031
    (712)546-5858

    Grades: 9-12 | 24 students
  • Cedar Rapids Metro High School Alternative School
    1212 7th St Se
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    (319)558-2193

    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
  • Davenport Mid City High School Alternative School
    3801 Marquette Street
    Davenport, IA 52806
    (563)336-7000

    Grades: 9-12 | 265 students
  • Pocahontas Pocahontas Area Regional Learning Center Alternative School
    202 1st Ave Sw
    Pocahontas, IA 50574
    (712)335-5971

    Grades: 9-12 | 17 students
  • Des Moines Scavo Alternative High School Alternative School
    1800 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515)242-7589

    Grades: 9-12 | 459 students
  • West Des Moines Walnut Creek Campus High School Alternative School
    1020 8th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515)633-6480

    Grades: 9-12 | 139 students
  • Winterset Winterset Bridges School Alternative School
    624 Husky Dr
    Winterset, IA 50273
    (515)462-3320

    Grades: 9-12 | 13 students
  • Mount Pleasant Wisdomquest Education Center Alternative School
    400 E Madison St
    Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
    (319)385-7709

    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
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