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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 497 alternative public schools in Minnesota, serving 14,866 students.
  • Minnesota alternative public school have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 60% statewide average).
  • The top ranked alternative public schools in Minnesota are The Anicca Program, Central Middle Alternative (cmap) and Omegon. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is less than the Minnesota public school average of 16:1.

Top Minnesota Alternative Public Schools (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 112 Alc Independent Study Alternative School
    11 Peavey Rd
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
    (952)556-6211

    Grades: 9-12 | 37 students
  • 112 Alc Middle School Alternative School
    11 Peavey Rd
    Chaska, MN 55318
    (952)556-6211

    Grades: 6-8 | 366 students
  • 112 Alc Seat-based Alternative School
    11 Peavey Rd
    Chaska, MN 55318
    (952)556-6211

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 270 - Hap - I.S. Alternative School
    1001 W. Highway 7
    Hopkins, MN 55305
    (952)988-4497

    Grades: 10-12 | 5 students
  • 270 Hopkins Alternative Alternative School
    2400 Lindbergh Dr
    Hopkins, MN 55305
    (952)988-4680

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 270 Hopkins I.S. Alternative School
    1101 W Hwy 7.
    Hopkins, MN 55305
    (952)988-4508

    Grades: 9-12 | 1 students
  • 270 Hopkins North Junior High Alc Alternative School
    10700 Cedar Lake Rd
    Hopkins, MN 55305
    (952)988-4800

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • 270 Hopkins West Junior High Alc Alternative School
    3830 Baker Rd
    Hopkins, MN 55305
    (952)988-4400

    Grades: 7-9 | n/a students
  • 272 Central Middle Sch. Alternative Alternative School
    8025 School Rd
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952)975-7311

    Grades: 4-9 | n/a students
  • 276 Minnetonka Compass Alternative School
    18301 Hwy 7
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (952)401-5919

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • 276 Minnetonka Compass Ext Yr Alternative School
    18301 Hwy 7 West
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (952)401-5889

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 276 Minnetonka High School I.S. Alternative School
    18301 Hwy 7
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (952)401-5919

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 277 Westonka Area Learning Academy Alternative School
    5901 Sunnyfield Rd E
    Mound, MN 55364
    (952)491-8024

    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
  • 277-grandview Middle - Alc Alternative School
    1881 Commerce Blvd
    Mound, MN 55364
    (952)491-8301

    Grades: 6-7 | n/a students
  • 283 Street Louis Pk Independent Study Alternative School
    3424 Wooddale Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763)550-7223

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 283-ind Stdy 15 And Under - I.s. Alternative School
    6425 West 33rd St
    Minneapolis, MN 55426
    (952)928-6023

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 283-st. Louis Park Alc Alternative School
    3424 Wooddale Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55416
    (763)550-7223

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 4092 - Watershed High School Alc Alternative School
    6541 16th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55423
    (612)871-4363

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 4122 - Eagle Ridge Academy - I.S. Alternative School
    11111 Bren Road West
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952)746-7760

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 4126 - Prairie Seeds Academy - I.S. Alternative School
    6200 West Broadway Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55428
    (763)450-1388

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 622 Alternative Middle/High School Alternative School
    2520 E 12th Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55109
    (651)748-7450

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 800 W Broadway Alternative School
    800 West Broadway
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
    (612)668-1450

    Grades: 9-12 | 17 students
  • 800 W Broadway Extended Alternative School
    800 West Broadway
    Minneapolis, MN 55411
    (612)668-1450

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 916 Mahtomedi Academy Alternative School
    2737 County Rd D
    Saint Paul, MN 55110
    (651)415-5680

    Grades: 9-12 | 67 students
  • A. G. A. P. E. Teen Parent Alternative School
    1037 University Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    (651)744-7970

    Grades: 5-12 | 62 students
  • Abe Diploma Program Alternative School
    4679 144th Street West
    Saint Paul, MN 55124
    (952)388-1980

    Grades: 8-12 | 65 students
  • Access Alternative School
    8400 E Point Douglas Rd
    Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    (651)425-2341

    Grades: 10-12 | 10 students
  • Ada-borup Area Learning Program Alternative School
    604 W Thorpe Ave
    Ada, MN 56510
    (218)784-5300

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Adult Academics Alternative School
    305 Willow Bend
    Minneapolis, MN 55428
    (763)504-8301

    Grades: 9-12 | 8 students
  • Afterschool Program Alternative School
    702 Lake Ave
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    (218)844-5687

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Aitkin Alternative Learning Program Alternative School
    12 7th St Nw
    Aitkin, MN 56431
    (218)927-3421

    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
  • Albert Lea Area Learning Center Alternative School
    2200 Riverland Drive
    Albert Lea, MN 56007
    (507)369-1453

    Grades: 6-12 | 116 students
  • Alc - Eden Prairie High School - I.S. Alternative School
    17185 Valley View Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (952)975-4103

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Alc - Gateway - Ey Alternative School
    9000 Brooklyn Blvd
    Minneapolis, MN 55445
    (763)488-2601

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Alc - Neca - Ey Alternative School
    5530 Zealand Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55428
    (763)550-3100

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Show 100 more Alternative public schools in Minnesota (out of 497 total schools)
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