Top 10 Best Missouri Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 61 alternative public schools serving 283 students in Missouri.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Missouri are Burke Academy, Liberty Academy and Ft. Zumwalt Hope High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Missouri alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 31% (majority Black).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Missouri (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Burke Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11115 Bennington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64134
(816) 316-7740
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Liberty Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8 Victory Ln
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5470
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #33.
Ft. Zumwalt Hope High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
307 W Pitman
O Fallon, MO 63366
(636) 379-5300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #44.
Lewis And Clark Learning Ctr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
(816) 650-7708
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #55.
Juvenile Detention Ctr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Hwy 32 East
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-5766
Grades: K-12
| 7 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Griscom Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3847 Enright Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 552-2219
Grades: 5-12
| 21 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Vicc
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
801 N 11th St
Saint Louis, MO 63101
(314) 345-4452
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Hilltop School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Ne Gregory Blvd
Lees Summit, MO 64064
(816) 435-7046
Grades: 5-12
| 14 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Juvenile Detention Ctr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
501 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-2974
Grades: K-12
| 25 students
Rank: #1010.
Frederick Douglass High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
310 N. Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214-3680
Grades: PK-12
| 164 students
Rank: #1111.
Juvenile Detention Ctr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
9501 Goldfinch Lane
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 797-6394
Grades: 1-12
| 5 students
Rank: #1212.
Valley View High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5000 Nw Valley View Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 874-3750
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1313.
Center Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8434 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 349-3662
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Algoa Correctional Center
Alternative School
8501 No More Victims Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-3911
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alternative Resource Ctr.
Alternative School
3100 Main St Ste 206
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 759-4662
Grades: 6-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
Boonville Correctional Center
Alternative School
1216 E Morgan St
Boonville, MO 65233
(660) 882-6521
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Boonville Treatment Center
Alternative School
1216 E Morgan St
Boonville, MO 65233
(660) 882-6521
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Center For Creative Learning
Alternative School
265 Old State Rd
Ballwin, MO 63021
(636) 891-6550
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Cremer Therapeutic Comm Center
Alternative School
Route O
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 592-4013
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Ctr. For Educ. Development
Alternative School
2000 Ne 46th St
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 413-5000
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Diagnostic Ctr.
Alternative School
1317 W State Hwy 84
Hayti, MO 63851
(573) 359-6532
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
East Recep/diag Corr Cent/acad
Alternative School
2727 Hwy K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(573) 358-5516
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
East Recep/diag Corr Cent/diag
Alternative School
2727 Hwy K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(573) 358-5516
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Educ Therap Support At Madison
Alternative School
118 South 7th St.
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 932-5711
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Everett Wade Juvenile Ctr.
Alternative School
503 S Lexington
Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 380-2727
Grades: K-12
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Family Literacy Center
Alternative School
408 Blees Industrial Drive
Macon, MO 63552
(660) 395-8060
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Farmington Correctional Center
Alternative School
1012 W Columbia
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 218-7100
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Farmington Treatment Center
Alternative School
1012 W Columbia
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 218-7100
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Francis Howell Union High School
Alternative School
1405 Hwy D
Saint Charles, MO 63304
(636) 851-5000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Fulton Reception And Diag Center
Alternative School
Route O
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 592-4040
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Gateway Educational Ctr.
Alternative School
301 W. Market St
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 429-3808
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Grandview Alternative Sch.
Alternative School
1001 Main St
Grandview, MO 64030
(816) 316-5150
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillcrest Education Center
Alternative School
301 Hoover
Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 657-6800
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Independence Academy
Alternative School
600 W Mechanic Ave
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 521-5505
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Ctr.
Alternative School
505 Court St
Bloomfield, MO 63825
(573) 568-2159
Grades: 2-12
| 5 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Missouri?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Missouri include Burke Academy, Liberty Academy and Ft. Zumwalt Hope High School.
How many alternative public schools are located in Missouri?
61 alternative public schools are located in Missouri.
What is the racial composition of students in Missouri?
Missouri alternative public schools minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public schools average of 31% (majority Black).

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