Top 10 Best Michigan Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 378 alternative public schools serving 46,666 students in Michigan.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Michigan are Community High School, West Michigan Aviation Academy and Clarkston Junior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Michigan alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 34% (majority Black).

Best Michigan Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Community High School
Alternative School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
401 North Division St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-2021
Grades: 8-12
| 531 students
Rank: #22.
West Michigan Aviation Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5363 44th Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 446-8886
Grades: 9-12
| 599 students
Rank: #33.
Clarkston Junior High School
Alternative School
Math: 56% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6595 Waldon Rd
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 623-5600
Grades: 8-9
| 1,197 students
Rank: #44.
Clarkston High School
Alternative School
Math: 52% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
6093 Flemings Lake Rd
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 623-3600
Grades: 10-12
| 1,825 students
Rank: #55.
Gull Lake Virtual School
Alternative School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10100 East D Avenue
Richland, MI 49083
(269) 548-3405
Grades: K-12
| 262 students
Rank: #66.
Romeo High School
Alternative School
Math: 45% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11091 32 Mile Rd
Romeo, MI 48065
(586) 752-0300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,746 students
Rank: #77.
Bay City Western High School
Alternative School
Math: 42% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 West Midland Rd
Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-4481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,221 students
Rank: #88.
Jenison International Academy
Alternative School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7506 Church Ct
Jenison, MI 49428
(616) 457-8477
Grades: K-12
| 138 students
Rank: #99.
Mcbain Jrsr High School
Alternative School
Math: 44% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
107 East Maple St
Mc Bain, MI 49657
(231) 825-2412
Grades: 6-12
| 562 students
Rank: #1010.
Hamilton High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4911 136th Ave
Hamilton, MI 49419
(269) 751-5185
Grades: 9-12
| 815 students
Rank: #1111.
Central Middle School
Alternative School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 W B St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(906) 779-2610
Grades: 7-8
| 123 students
Rank: #1212.
Gull Lake Gateway Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10100 East D Avenue
Richland, MI 49083
(269) 548-3422
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Rank: #1313.
Jeffers High School
Alternative School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
43084 Goodell St
Painesdale, MI 49955
(906) 482-0580
Grades: 7-12
| 225 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Academic And Career Education Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
884 East Isabella Rd
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-5202
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Adrian Community High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 E Maumee St
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-1332
Grades: 1-12
| 49 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Bentley High School Bold Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1150 N Belsay Rd
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 591-9516
Grades: 9-12
| 21 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Benzie Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7282 Hoadley Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616
(231) 882-4497
Grades: 9-12
| 65 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Berrien County Truancy Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Sylvester Ave
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
(269) 471-2891
Grades: 6-12
| 9 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Bethany Based School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
901 Eastern Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 245-7708
Grades: 4-12
| 19 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Capac Virtual Education Program
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
541 N Glassford Street
Capac, MI 48014
(810) 395-3808
Grades: 6-12
| 49 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Career Connections Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
870 East Superior Street
Wayland, MI 49348
(269) 792-2254
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Caro Alternative High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1205 East Caro Rd
Caro, MI 48723
(989) 673-6845
Grades: 7-12
| 79 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Carson Citycrystal Alternative Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
115 W Main Street
Carson City, MI 48811
(989) 584-6927
Grades: 6-12
| 45 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Casman Alternative Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
225 9th St
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-4981
Grades: 7-12
| 63 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Cedar Street Community And Family Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
555 Cedar St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5700
Grades: 8-12
| 105 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Charem Alternative Schools
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
321 Park
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-9947
Grades: 9-12
| 40 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Chshorizons School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 Stanton Ave
Calumet, MI 49913
(906) 337-4611
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Climaxscotts Virtual Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
372 South Main St
Climax, MI 49034
(269) 746-2401
Grades: 6-12
| 19 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Columbia Alternative Education
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4460 North Lake Rd
Clarklake, MI 49234
(517) 529-9400
Grades: 6-12
| 119 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Comstock Compass High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3010 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 250-8930
Grades: 6-12
| 161 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Consolidated Community School Services
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4900 West Davis Ct
Kincheloe, MI 49788
(906) 495-7305
Grades: 5-12
| 94 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Covenant House Academy Detroit Central Site
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 558-9022
Grades: 9-12
| 161 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Covenant House Academy Detroit East Site
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7600 Goethe St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 558-9271
Grades: 9-12
| 180 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Creative Learning Center Highland Park
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14104 Woodward Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
(313) 564-8619
Grades: 9-12
| 179 students
Rank: #14 - 8714. - 87.
Dearborn Magnet High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
22586 Ann Arbor Trl
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 827-4800
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
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