Top 10 Best Maryland Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 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, Post Secondary Program and Crossroads Middle 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 12% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 15% (versus the 46% 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).

Best Maryland Alternative Public Schools (2022)

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.
Post Secondary Program
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
495 South Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3620
Grades: 12
| 37 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Crossroads Middle School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
45 Kate Wagner Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3691
Grades: 6-8
| 9 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Heather Ridge High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1445 Taney Ave
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
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: #66.
Flexible Student Support
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
45 Kate Wagner Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3691
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Rank: #77.
Gateway School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
45 Kate Wagner Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3691
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Center For Educational Opportunity
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
253 Paradise Rd
Aberdeen, MD 21001
(410) 273-5594
Grades: 7-12
| 69 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Heather Ridge Middle School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1445 Taney Ave
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8000
Grades: 7-8
| 15 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Mary Moss At Adams Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
245 Clay Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1639
Grades: 7-9
| 52 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Rosedale Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7090 Golden Ring Road Suite 1
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 887-0133
Grades: 7-12
| 67 students
Rank: #8 - 128. - 12.
Wicomico County Evening High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Long Ave
Salisbury, MD 21802
(410) 677-4537
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #1313.
Alternative Programs
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
14501 Avery Road
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 279-4920
Grades: 7-12
| 115 students
Rank: #1414.
Community Based Classrooms
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
5150 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD 20710
(301) 985-5149
Grades: 10-12
| 57 students
Rank: #1515.
Green Valley Academy At Edgar Allan Poe
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Shadyside Avenue
Suitland, MD 20746
(301) 817-3100
Grades: 7-10
| 66 students
Rank: #1616.
Homewood School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(4)
10914 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-7081
Grades: 6-12
| 116 students
Rank: #1717.
Anne Arundel Evening High School
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Robinson Road
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 544-0182
Grades: 9-12
| 249 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Achievement Academy @ Harbor City High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 Pinewood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 396-6241
Grades: 9-12
| 343 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Home Assignments-secondary
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-3222
Grades: 7-12
| 24 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Meadowood Education Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1849 Gywnn Oak Ave
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
(410) 887-6888
Grades: 7-8
| 13 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Tall Oaks High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2112 Church Rd
Bowie, MD 20721
(301) 390-0230
Grades: 11-12
| 83 students
Rank: #2222.
Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1001 W Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 396-1290
Grades: 6-12
| 544 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Crossland Evening/saturday High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6901 Temple Hill Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 449-4994
Grades: 9-12
| 90 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Northwestern Evening/saturday High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
7000 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 985-1460
Grades: 9-12
| 128 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Croom High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
9400 Surratts Road
Cheltenham, MD 20623
(301) 372-8846
Grades: 11-12
| 72 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
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
Afternoon Group Learning Centers
Alternative School
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-2270
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Annapolis Road Academy
Alternative School
(1)
7001 Beltz Drive
District Heights, MD 20747
(301) 209-3580
Grades: 9-10
| 81 students
Applications And Research Laboratory
Alternative School
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-6698
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Baltimore County Home & Hospital
Alternative School
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-2270
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Bcdc Educational Center
Alternative School
105 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4360
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
Calvert County Alternative School
Alternative School
520 Fox Run Blvd
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(443) 550-7164
Grades: 8-11
| 5 students
Catonsville Center For Alternative Studies
Alternative School
901 S Rolling Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 887-0934
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
Eager Street Academy
Alternative School
401 E Eager St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 209-4091
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Evening High School
Alternative School
40 W. Oak Ridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 766-8460
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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