Top 10 Best Missouri Alternative Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 61 alternative public schools serving 316 students in Missouri.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Missouri are Liberty Academy, Ft. Zumwalt Hope High School and Frederick Douglass 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 31% (versus the Missouri public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 30% (majority Black).

Best Missouri Alternative Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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
| 186 students
Rank: #44.
Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
33415 Hwy 21
Lesterville, MO 63654
(573) 637-2201
Grades: K-12
| 34 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 Center
Alternative School
3100 Main St Ste 206
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 759-4662
Grades: 6-12
| 9 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 Alternative
Alternative School
8434 Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 349-3662
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
Center 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
Cremer Therapeutic Community Center
Alternative School
Route O
Fulton, MO 65251
(573) 592-4013
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Diagnostic Center
Alternative School
1317 W State Hwy 84
Hayti, MO 63851
(573) 359-6532
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2727 Hwy K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(573) 358-5516
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2727 Hwy K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(573) 358-5516
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Education 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 Center
Alternative School
503 S Lexington
Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 380-2727
Grades: K-12
| 1 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 Center
Alternative School
301 W. Market St
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 429-3808
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Grandview Alternative School
Alternative School
1001 Main St
Grandview, MO 64030
(816) 316-5150
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Griscom Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
3847 Enright Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
(314) 552-2219
Grades: 5-12
| 13 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
Hilltop School
Alternative School
301 Ne Gregory Blvd
Lees Summit, MO 64064
(816) 435-7046
Grades: 5-12
| 20 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 Center
Alternative School
505 Court St
Bloomfield, MO 63825
(573) 568-2159
Grades: 2-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
501 S Brentwood Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-2974
Grades: K-12
| 22 students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
Hwy 32 East
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-5766
Grades: K-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
9501 Goldfinch Lane
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 797-6394
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Justice Center
Alternative School
650 Conistor Ln
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 736-5300
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Justice Center
Alternative School
Hwy 54
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-9218
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Juvenile Justice Center
Alternative School
5665 Roger I Wilson Mem Dr
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 886-4450
Grades: 1-12
| 12 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 Liberty Academy, Ft. Zumwalt Hope High School and Frederick Douglass 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 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public schools average of 30% (majority Black).

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