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For the 2021 school year, there are 185 alternative public schools serving 8,917 students in Kentucky.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Kentucky are Steam Academy, Bavel and Carter G. Woodson 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 22% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 56% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Kentucky Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Steam Academy Alternative School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    123 East 6 Street
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (859) 381-3033

    Grades: 9-12 | 327 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Bavel Alternative School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    113 West Public Square
    Glasgow, KY 42141
    (270) 670-3301

    Grades: 6-12 | 236 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Carter G. Woodson Academy Alternative School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1813 Charleston Drive
    Lexington, KY 40505
    (859) 381-3370

    Grades: 6-12 | 215 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Opportunity Middle College Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    701 E Main St
    Lexington, KY 40511
    (859) 246-6379

    Grades: 11-12 | 94 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Beacon Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1022 West Main Street
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
    (270) 842-0702

    Grades: 8-12 | 80 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Alexandria Educational Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    51 Orchard Ln
    Alexandria, KY 41001
    (859) 635-9113

    Grades: 6-12 | 30 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Apex Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1 Bearcat Drive
    Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    (502) 839-5118

    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Bardstown Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1345 Templin Av
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    (502) 331-8829

    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Barnabus Home Middle School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    4500 Highway 30 W
    Annville, KY 40402
    (606) 304-2111

    Grades: 6-8 | 1 student
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Bell County Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    9828 Us Hwy 25e Second Floor
    Pineville, KY 40977
    (606) 337-0957

    Grades: 4-12 | 35 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Bluegrass Discovery Academy Middle School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    415 West Sun St
    Morehead, KY 40351
    (606) 780-9992

    Grades: 6-8 | 13 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Boys & Girls Haven Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2301 Goldsmith Ln
    Louisville, KY 40218
    (502) 458-1171

    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Bullitt Alternative Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    381 High School Dr
    Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    (502) 869-6700

    Grades: 6-12 | 20 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Butler County Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    178 Academic Way, Suite 200
    Morgantown, KY 42261
    (270) 526-2264

    Grades: 6-12 | 16 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Calloway County Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2003 College Farm Rd
    Murray, KY 42071
    (270) 762-7318

    Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Carroll County Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    519 Park Ave
    Carrollton, KY 41008
    (502) 732-7112

    Grades: 6-12 | 16 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Christian County Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    210 Glass Ave
    Hopkinsville, KY 42240
    (270) 887-7390

    Grades: 7-12 | 19 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Cumberland Hall School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    270 Walton Way
    Hopkinsville, KY 42240
    (270) 889-2177

    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Family Care Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1135 Red Mile Pl
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (859) 218-2273

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Fayette Regional Juvenile Det Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3475 Spurr Rd
    Lexington, KY 40511
    (859) 246-2806

    Grades: 6-12 | 38 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Fort Logan School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    305 Danville Ave
    Stanford, KY 40484
    (606) 365-1333

    Grades: 6-12 | 150 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Gateway Children's Services Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    37 North Maysville
    Mount Sterling, KY 40353
    (859) 497-6428

    Grades: 5-12 | 14 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Green River School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    363 Boy's Camp Rd
    Cromwell, KY 42333
    (270) 526-5276

    Grades: 7-12 | 18 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Hillview Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    404 Main Cross St
    Taylorsville, KY 40071
    (502) 477-1530

    Grades: 1-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Hope Hill Children's Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    700 Hope Rd
    Hope, KY 40334
    (859) 498-5230

    Grades: 5-12 | 17 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Hopkins County Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    110 Sugg Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431
    (270) 825-6059

    Grades: 6-12 | 6 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Hopkins County Schools Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    75 South Railroad Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431
    (270) 825-6122

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Horizons Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    304 Wildcat Lane
    Bardstown, KY 40004
    (502) 349-7045

    Grades: 8-12 | 56 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Jackson Academy Middle School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    877 Jackson Street
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
    (270) 467-0293

    Grades: 4-8 | 1 student
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Knox County Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    135 Wall St
    Barbourville, KY 40906
    (606) 545-5410

    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Knox County Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    135 Wall St
    Barbourville, KY 40906
    (606) 545-5410

    Grades: 7-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    305 Park Avenue
    Hazard, KY 41701
    (606) 439-5888

    Grades: 9-12 | 47 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Lexington Day Treatment Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    701 E Main St
    Lexington, KY 40502
    (859) 381-4100

    Grades: 6-12 | 39 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Mayfield Youth Development Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3179 State Rt 45 S
    Mayfield, KY 42066
    (270) 247-9609

    Grades: 6-12 | 15 students
  • Rank: #6-556.- 55.
    Mcdaniel Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    275 South Laurel Rd.
    London, KY 40744
    (606) 862-4781

    Grades: 9-12 | 51 students
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