Top 10 Best Massachusetts Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 25 alternative public schools serving 4,120 students in Massachusetts.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Massachusetts are Graham And Parks, Brockton Champion High School and Full Circle High School. 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 27% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Massachusetts (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Graham And Parks
Alternative School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
44 Linnaean Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6577
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Brockton Champion High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
175 Warren Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 894-4377
Grades: 9-12
| 116 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Full Circle High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11 Otis Street
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 629-5640
Grades: 9-12
| 52 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Gardner For Learning And Technology
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
130 Elm Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-1606
Grades: 9-12
| 96 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Keough Memorial Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
60 Harpin Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
(508) 883-5403
Grades: 7-12
| 21 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Next Wave Junior High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8 Bonair Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 629-5640
Grades: 7-8
| 18 students
Rank: #2 - 72. - 7.
Southbridge Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
25 Cole Avenue
Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 764-5414
Grades: 6-12
| 42 students
Rank: #88.
Fenway High School
Alternative School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
67 Alleghany St
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
(617) 635-9911
Grades: 9-12
| 384 students
Rank: #99.
Boston Arts Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-6470
Grades: 9-12
| 490 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Attleboro Community Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Rathbun Willard Drive
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 222-5150
Grades: 9-12
| 50 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Chelsea Opportunity Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
299 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 466-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 117 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Taunton Alternative High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Cohannet Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 844-5822
Grades: 10-12
| 72 students
Rank: #1313.
New Mission High School
Alternative School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
655 Metropolitan Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 635-6437
Grades: 7-12
| 543 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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
| 27 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Murdock For Success
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Grove St
Winchendon, MA 01475
(978) 297-1256
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
Rank: #1616.
King Open
Alternative School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
850 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6540
Grades: PK-5
| 355 students
Rank: #1717.
Boston Collaborative High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Dorchester St
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 635-8035
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
Rank: #1818.
Another Course To College
Alternative School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
612 Metropolitan Av
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 635-8865
Grades: 9-12
| 231 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Chicopee Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
12 Dare Way
Chicopee, MA 01020
(413) 594-3449
Grades: 6-12
| 79 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Huntington Therapeutic Day School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 Warren Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 580-7203
Grades: 4-12
| 61 students
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Resiliency Preparatory Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
290 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 675-8230
Grades: 7-12
| 109 students
Rank: #2222.
Young Achievers
Alternative School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Outlook Road
Mattapan, MA 02126
(617) 635-6804
Grades: PK-8
| 555 students
Rank: n/an/a
Boston Adult Academy
Alternative School
20 Church St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 635-1542
Grades: 11-12
| 120 students
Rank: n/an/a
Gateway To College
Alternative School
300 Quaker Highway
Uxbridge, MA 01569
(508) 278-8633
Grades: 10-12
| 32 students
Rank: n/an/a
Rise Academy
Alternative School
530 Broadway Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 975-5905
Grades: 9-12
| 79 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Massachusetts?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Massachusetts include Graham And Parks, Brockton Champion High School and Full Circle High School.
How many alternative public schools are located in Massachusetts?
25 alternative public schools are located in Massachusetts.
What is the racial composition of students in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts alternative public schools minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public schools average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

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