Top 10 Best Michigan Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 354 alternative public schools serving 46,666 students in Michigan.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Michigan are Ackerson Lake Community Education, Adrian Community High School and Algonac Alternative Education. 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 17% (versus the Michigan public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 39% 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).

Top Michigan Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Ackerson Lake Community Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4126 Brooklyn Rd
    Napoleon, MI 49261
    (517) 905-5712

    Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Adrian Community High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    801 E Maumee St
    Adrian, MI 49221
    (517) 263-1332

    Grades: 1-12 | 49 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Algonac Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9541 Phelps
    Algonac, MI 48001
    (810) 794-4911

    Grades: 7-12 | 19 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Alternative Educational Academy Of Iosco County Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1230 East Us 23
    East Tawas, MI 48730
    (989) 362-2575

    Grades: 6-12 | 157 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Atherton Vern Van Y Educational Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2400 Clarice Ave
    Burton, MI 48519
    (810) 591-0850

    Grades: PK-12 | 75 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Bentley High School Bold Academy Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1150 N Belsay Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 591-9516

    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Benzie Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7282 Hoadley Rd
    Benzonia, MI 49616
    (231) 882-4497

    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Berrien County Truancy Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1 Sylvester Ave
    Berrien Springs, MI 49103
    (269) 471-2891

    Grades: 6-12 | 9 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Bethany Based School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    901 Eastern Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 245-7708

    Grades: 4-12 | 19 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Big Rapids Virtual School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    14980 215th Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231) 796-3489

    Grades: 9-12 | 95 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Blended Learning Academies Credit Recovery High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1754 E Clark Rd
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 214-1880

    Grades: 9-12 | 85 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Career Preparation Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    25345 Taft Road
    Novi, MI 48374
    (248) 449-1717

    Grades: 8-12 | 38 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Carson Citycrystal Alternative Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    115 W Main Street
    Carson City, MI 48811
    (989) 584-6927

    Grades: 6-12 | 45 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Casman Alternative Academy Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    225 9th St
    Manistee, MI 49660
    (231) 723-4981

    Grades: 7-12 | 63 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Charem Alternative Schools Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    321 Park
    Charlevoix, MI 49720
    (231) 547-9947

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Chesaning Union Schools Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    850 North 4th St
    Chesaning, MI 48616
    (989) 845-2040

    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Constantine Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    664 Canaris St
    Constantine, MI 49042
    (269) 435-9030

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Covenant House Academy Detroit Central Site Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
    Detroit, MI 48208
    (313) 558-9022

    Grades: 9-12 | 161 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Covenant House Academy Detroit East Site Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7600 Goethe St
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 558-9271

    Grades: 9-12 | 180 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Creative Learning Center Dearborn Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4915 Schaefer Rd
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    (313) 769-6739

    Grades: 9-12 | 191 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Creative Learning Center Highland Park Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    14104 Woodward Ave
    Highland Park, MI 48203
    (313) 564-8619

    Grades: 9-12 | 179 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Davison Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1250 North Oak Rd
    Davison, MI 48423
    (810) 591-1020

    Grades: 9-12 | 189 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Dearborn Magnet High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    22586 Ann Arbor Trl
    Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
    (313) 827-4800

    Grades: 9-12 | 29 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Fapsgear Up Academy Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3100 Owen Rd
    Fenton, MI 48430
    (810) 591-4700

    Grades: 6-12 | 28 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Farwell Timberland Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2655 W Ludington Dr
    Farwell, MI 48622
    (989) 588-7219

    Grades: 8-12 | 43 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Gladwin Community Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3982 W M61
    Gladwin, MI 48624
    (989) 426-7341

    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Godwin Heights Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3529 Division Ave S
    Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    (616) 252-2040

    Grades: 7-12 | 81 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Grant Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    156 East State Rd
    Grant, MI 49327
    (231) 834-5622

    Grades: 7-12 | 74 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Harrison Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    710 South 5th St
    Harrison, MI 48625
    (989) 539-7417

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Hartford Alternative Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    115 School Street
    Hartford, MI 49057
    (269) 621-7005

    Grades: 6-12 | 57 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Houghton Lake Community Education Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    179 Cloverleaf Ln
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (989) 422-6161

    Grades: 7-12 | 89 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Inverness Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7461 N Straits Hwy
    Cheboygan, MI 49721
    (231) 627-5613

    Grades: 6-12 | 33 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Jackson Pathways Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    544 Wildwood Ave
    Jackson, MI 49201
    (517) 841-3701

    Grades: 9-12 | 74 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Jonesville Pathways Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    202 Wright Street
    Jonesville, MI 49250
    (517) 849-7304

    Grades: 6-12 | 68 students
  • Rank: #1-691.- 69.
    Kalamazoo Innovative Learning Program Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3333 S Westnedge Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008
    (269) 548-0190

    Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
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