Top 10 Best Maryland Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 45 alternative public schools serving 2,897 students in Maryland.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Maryland are Maya Angelou Academy At New Beginnings, Anne Arundel Evening High School and Pride School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Maryland alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Maryland public school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Maryland Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Maya Angelou Academy At New Beginnings Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8400 River Rd
    Laurel, MD 20724
    (202) 299-3227

    Grades: 9-12 | 30 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Anne Arundel Evening High School Alternative School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    60 Robinson Road
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    (410) 544-0182

    Grades: 9-12 | 249 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Pride School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1100 Gist Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 751-3653

    Grades: 2-5 | 15 students
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Robert D. Stethem Educational Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7775 Marshall Corner Rd
    Pomfret, MD 20675
    (301) 932-1003

    Grades: 8-12 | 79 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Flexible Student Support Alternative School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    45 Kate Wagner Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 751-3691

    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Extended Day Learning Program Alternative School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 887-2270

    Grades: 10-12 | 60 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Gateway School Alternative School
    Math: 40-59% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45 Kate Wagner Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 751-3691

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Community Based Classrooms Alternative School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5150 Annapolis Rd
    Bladensburg, MD 20710
    (301) 985-5149

    Grades: 10-12 | 57 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Wicomico County Evening High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 Long Ave
    Salisbury, MD 21802
    (410) 677-4537

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Homewood School Alternative School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10914 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410) 313-7081

    Grades: 6-12 | 116 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Crossland Evening/saturday High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6901 Temple Hill Rd
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    (301) 449-4994

    Grades: 9-12 | 90 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Alternative Programs Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    14501 Avery Road
    Rockville, MD 20853
    (301) 279-4920

    Grades: 7-12 | 115 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Northwestern Evening/saturday High School Alternative School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7000 Adelphi Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (301) 985-1460

    Grades: 9-12 | 128 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Tall Oaks High School Alternative School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2112 Church Rd
    Bowie, MD 20721
    (301) 390-0230

    Grades: 11-12 | 83 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Croom High School Alternative School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9400 Surratts Road
    Cheltenham, MD 20623
    (301) 372-8846

    Grades: 11-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Crossroads Middle School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45 Kate Wagner Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
    (410) 751-3691

    Grades: 6-8 | 9 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Green Valley Academy At Edgar Allan Poe Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2001 Shadyside Avenue
    Suitland, MD 20746
    (301) 817-3100

    Grades: 7-10 | 66 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Achievement Academy @ Harbor City High School Alternative School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2201 Pinewood Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21214
    (410) 396-6241

    Grades: 9-12 | 343 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High School Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1001 W Saratoga St
    Baltimore, MD 21223
    (410) 396-1290

    Grades: 6-12 | 544 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Center For Educational Opportunity Alternative School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    253 Paradise Rd
    Aberdeen, MD 21001
    (410) 273-5594

    Grades: 7-12 | 69 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Home Assignments-secondary Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 887-3222

    Grades: 7-12 | 24 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Mary Moss At Adams Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    245 Clay Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 222-1639

    Grades: 7-9 | 52 students
  • Rank: #23-2523.- 25.
    Crossroads Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11640 Crossroads Circle
    Middle River, MD 21220
    (410) 887-0270

    Grades: 7-12 | 181 students
  • Rank: #23-2523.- 25.
    Meadowood Education Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1849 Gywnn Oak Ave
    Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
    (410) 887-6888

    Grades: 7-8 | 13 students
  • Rank: #23-2523.- 25.
    Rosedale Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7090 Golden Ring Road Suite 1
    Rosedale, MD 21237
    (410) 887-0133

    Grades: 7-12 | 67 students
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Afternoon Group Learning Centers Alternative School
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 887-2270

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Annapolis Road Academy Alternative School
    7001 Beltz Drive
    District Heights, MD 20747
    (301) 209-3580

    Grades: 9-10 | 81 students
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Applications And Research Laboratory Alternative School
    10920 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410) 313-6698

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Baltimore County Home & Hospital Alternative School
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 887-2270

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Bcdc Educational Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: PS%
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 887-4360

    Grades: 9-12 | 14 students
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Calvert County Alternative School Alternative School
    520 Fox Run Blvd
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    (443) 550-7164

    Grades: 8-11 | 5 students
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Catonsville Center For Alternative Studies Alternative School
    901 S Rolling Rd
    Catonsville, MD 21228
    (410) 887-0934

    Grades: 9-12 | 66 students
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Eager Street Academy Alternative School
    401 E Eager St
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 209-4091

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    Evening High School Alternative School
    40 W. Oak Ridge Drive
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    (301) 766-8460

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #26-4526.- 45.
    F. B. Gwynn Educational Center Alternative School
    5998 Radio Station Rd
    La Plata, MD 20646
    (301) 934-3884

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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