Top 10 Best Kentucky Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 192 alternative public schools serving 15,794 students in Kentucky.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Kentucky are Riverview Opportunity Center, Steam Academy and Ashgrove Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kentucky alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Kentucky (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Riverview Opportunity Center
Alternative School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
383 High School Dr
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
(502) 869-6600
Grades: 2-12
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Steam Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
123 East 6 Street
Lexington, KY 40508
(859) 381-3033
Grades: 9-12
| 387 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Ashgrove Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 523-3001
Grades: 6-12
| 15 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Mayfield Youth Development Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3179 State Rt 45 S
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-9609
Grades: 6-12
| 4 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Owensboro Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3108 Fairview Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 687-7247
Grades: 7-12
| 16 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Safe Harbor Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
134 Macey Avenue
Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 879-4694
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: #77.
Bavel
Alternative School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
113 West Public Square
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 629-4185
Grades: K-12
| 299 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Adair Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 Appleby Dr
Columbia, KY 42728
(270) 384-0811
Grades: 5-12
| 26 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Ascension Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1361 Frankfort Rd.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 647-4677
Grades: 7-12
| 18 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Audrey Grevious Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1177 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 246-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Bluegrass Discovery Middle School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
415 West Sun St
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 780-9992
Grades: 6-8
| 13 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Boyd County Central School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2901 West Pigeon Roost Road
Rush, KY 41168
(606) 928-5801
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Boys & Girls Haven
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2301 Goldsmith Ln
Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 458-1171
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Breathitt Regional Juvenile Det Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2725 Hwy 30 W
Jackson, KY 41339
(606) 295-2350
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Butler County Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
178 Academic Way
Morgantown, KY 42261
(270) 526-2264
Grades: 6-12
| 6 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Calloway County Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2003 College Farm Rd
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 762-7318
Grades: 6-12
| 6 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Campbellsville Eagle Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
230 W. Main Street
Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-8774
Grades: 6-12
| 11 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Christian County Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
102 West 2nd Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 887-7390
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Cougar Virtual Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Bowling Green Rd
Russellville, KY 42276
(270) 726-8454
Grades: K-5
| 37 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Cumberland Hall School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
270 Walton Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 889-2177
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Dessie Scott School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5274 Ky 15 N
Campton, KY 41301
(606) 668-6006
Grades: K-12
| 23 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Emerson Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1335 W 11th Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 686-1087
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Family Care Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1135 Harry Sykes Way
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 288-4040
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Foothills Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
107 Foothill Academy Spur
Albany, KY 42602
(606) 387-4673
Grades: 6-12
| 40 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Gateway Children's Services
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
37 North Maysville
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
(859) 497-6428
Grades: 5-12
| 6 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1010 Neighborhood Pl
Fairdale, KY 40118
(502) 485-8748
Grades: 6-12
| 101 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Happy Valley Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
629 W Cherry St
Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 651-3804
Grades: 6-12
| 13 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Hardin County Day Treatment Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
643 Westport Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 769-8800
Grades: 6-12
| 14 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Harrison County Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 Webster Ave
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-2395
Grades: 6-12
| 34 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Hopkins County Day Treatment
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Sugg Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 825-6059
Grades: 6-12
| 11 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Horse Creek Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
239 Richmond Rd
Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-1601
Grades: 3-12
| 82 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
James R. Allen High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
918 Old State Road
Brandenburg, KY 40108
(270) 422-7516
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Jefferson Regional Juvenile Detention Ce
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8711 Lagrange Rd Building D
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 485-7670
Grades: K-12
| 7 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Knox County Learning Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
135 Wall St
Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 545-5410
Grades: 7-12
| 46 students
Rank: #8 - 598. - 59.
Lake Cumberland Youth Development Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9000 Hwy 1546
Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 348-1482
Grades: 8-12
| 14 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Kentucky?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Kentucky include Riverview Opportunity Center, Steam Academy and Ashgrove Academy.
How many alternative public schools are located in Kentucky?
192 alternative public schools are located in Kentucky.
What is the racial composition of students in Kentucky?
Kentucky alternative public schools minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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