Top 10 Best Massachusetts Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 22 alternative public schools serving 3,938 students in Massachusetts.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Massachusetts are Boston Arts Academy, Fenway High School and Another Course To College. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Massachusetts alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 57% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Massachusetts Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Boston Arts Academy Alternative School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    174 Ipswich Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 635-6470

    Grades: 9-12 | 469 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Fenway High School Alternative School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    67 Alleghany St
    Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
    (617) 635-9911

    Grades: 9-12 | 364 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Another Course To College Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    612 Metropolitan Av
    Hyde Park, MA 02136
    (617) 635-8865

    Grades: 9-12 | 224 students
  • Rank: #44.
    New Mission High School Alternative School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    655 Metropolitan Ave
    Hyde Park, MA 02136
    (617) 635-6437

    Grades: 7-12 | 392 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Graham And Parks Alternative School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    44 Linnaean Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6577

    Grades: PK-5 | 362 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    King Open Alternative School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    359 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    (617) 349-6540

    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Gateway To College At Springfield Technical Community Colleg Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1 Armory Square
    Springfield, MA 01102
    (413) 755-4480

    Grades: 9-12 | 45 students
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Murdock Academy For Success Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3 Memorial Drive
    Winchendon, MA 01475
    (978) 297-1256

    Grades: 9-12 | 29 students
  • Rank: #7-97.-9.
    Phoenix Academy Lawrence Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    15 Union Street
    Lawrence, MA 01841
    (978) 722-8410

    Grades: 9-12 | 125 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Taunton Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    120 Cohannet Street
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 844-5822

    Grades: 10-12 | 95 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Gardner Academy For Learning And Technology Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    75 E Broadway Street
    Gardner, MA 01440
    (978) 632-1606

    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Full Circle High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    11 Otis Street
    Somerville, MA 02145
    (617) 629-5640

    Grades: 9-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Boston Collaborative High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Hawthorne St
    Roslindale, MA 02131
    (617) 635-8035

    Grades: 9-12 | 182 students
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Keough Memorial Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    60 Harpin Street
    Bellingham, MA 02019
    (508) 883-5403

    Grades: 8-12 | 34 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Young Achievers Alternative School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    20 Outlook Road
    Mattapan, MA 02126
    (617) 635-8623

    Grades: PK-8 | 565 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Huntington Therapeutic Day School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1121 Warren Avenue
    Brockton, MA 02301
    (508) 580-7203

    Grades: 2-12 | 58 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Next Wave Junior High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8 Bonair Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 629-5640

    Grades: 6-8 | 15 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Resiliency Preparatory Academy Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    290 Rock Street
    Fall River, MA 02720
    (508) 675-8230

    Grades: 7-12 | 182 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Chicopee Academy Alternative School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    12 Dare Way
    Chicopee, MA 01020
    (413) 594-3449

    Grades: 6-12 | 82 students
  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    Attleboro Community Academy Alternative School
    100 Rathbun Willard Drive
    Attleboro, MA 02703
    (508) 222-5150

    Grades: 9-12 | 61 students
  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    Boston Adult Academy Alternative School
    20 Church St
    Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 635-1542

    Grades: 11-12 | 154 students
  • Rank: #20-2220.- 22.
    Gateway To College Alternative School
    300 Quaker Highway
    Uxbridge, MA 01569
    (508) 278-8633

    Grades: 10-12 | 46 students
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