Top 10 Best Iowa Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 17 alternative public schools serving 2,088 students in Iowa.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Iowa are Individualized Learning Center, Metro High School and Expo Alternative Learning Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Iowa alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Best Iowa Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Individualized Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
940 Lincoln Street Sw
Le Mars, IA 51031
(712) 546-5858
Grades: 9-12
| 23 students
Rank: #22.
Metro High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1212 7th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 558-2193
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
Rank: #33.
Expo Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1410 Independence Ave
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1930
Grades: 6-12
| 411 students
Rank: #44.
Walnut Creek Campus
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1020 8th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-6480
Grades: 9-12
| 148 students
Rank: #55.
Mid City High School
Alternative School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 Marquette Street
Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 336-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
19 N. Illinois Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-4426
Grades: 9-12
| 84 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
West Academy Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1302 1st Avenue West
Newton, IA 50208
(641) 792-0335
Grades: 10-12
| 73 students
Rank: #88.
Elizabeth Tate Alt. High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1528 Mall Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-1080
Grades: 9-12
| 165 students
Rank: #99.
Scavo Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 242-7589
Grades: 9-12
| 393 students
Alterntive Learning Cent
Alternative School
707 4th St.
Wellman, IA 52356
(319) 646-6096
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
Belmond-klemme Alternative School
Alternative School
411 10th Ave. Ne
Belmond, IA 50421
(641) 444-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
Denison Alternative High School
Alternative School
Hwy 30 East
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 265-2349
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Futures
Alternative School
727 W 3rd St
Boone, IA 50036
(515) 433-0885
Grades: 10-12
| 35 students
Greenview Alternative School
Alternative School
106 16th St Sw
Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-9273
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students
Pocahontas Area Regional Learning Center
Alternative School
202 1st Ave Sw
Pocahontas, IA 50574
(712) 335-5971
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
Winterset Bridges School
Alternative School
624 Husky Dr
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 462-3320
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
Wisdomquest Education Center
Alternative School
Math: <50%
400 E Madison St
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-7709
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students

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