Top Maryland Alternative Public Elementary Schools

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 12 top alternative public elementary schools in Maryland, serving 901 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is less than the state average of 15:1.

Top Maryland Alternative Public Elementary Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Baltimore Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High School Alternative School
    1001 W Saratoga St
    Baltimore, MD 21223

    Grades: 6-12 | 410 students
  • La Plata F. B. Gwynn Educational Center Alternative School
    5998 Radio Station Rd
    La Plata, MD 20646

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • Suitland Green Valley Academy At Edgar Allan Poe Alternative School
    2001 Shadyside Avenue
    Suitland, MD 20746

    Grades: 6-10 | 115 students
  • Frederick Heather Ridge High School Alternative School
    1445 Taney Ave
    Frederick, MD 21702

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • Ellicott City Homewood School Alternative School
    10914 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Grades: 6-12 | 148 students
  • Cambridge Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center Alternative School
    1405 Glasgow Street
    Cambridge, MD 21613

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • Annapolis Mary Moss At Adams Academy Alternative School
    245 Clay Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Grades: 6-9 | 85 students
  • Gwynn Oak Meadowood Education Center Alternative School
    1849 Gywnn Oak Ave
    Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

    Grades: 6-8 | 40 students
  • Rockville Montgomery County Evening High School Centers Alternative School
    850 Hungerford Dr Cesc Rm 167
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • Westminster Pride School Alternative School
    1100 Gist Rd
    Westminster, MD 21157

    Grades: K-5 | 21 students
  • Rosedale Rosedale Center Alternative School
    8200 Old Philadelphia Rd
    Rosedale, MD 21237

    Grades: 6-12 | 82 students
  • Brandywine William Schmidt Environmental Center Alternative School
    18501 Aquasco Rd
    Brandywine, MD 20613

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
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