Top 10 Best Nevada Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 50 alternative public schools serving 2,618 students in Nevada.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Nevada are North Star Online School, Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School and C O Bastian (caliente Youth Center). Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nevada alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Nevada public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nevada public school average of 68% (majority Hispanic).

Best Nevada Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Star Online School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
5450 Riggins Ct. Suite #6
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 353-6900
Grades: PK-12
| 175 students
Rank: #2 - 62. - 6.
Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4560 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 799-8150
Grades: 9-12
| 90 students
Rank: #2 - 62. - 6.
C O Bastian (caliente Youth Center)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Caliente Youth Center Driv
Caliente, NV 89008
(775) 726-8250
Grades: 7-12
| 116 students
Rank: #2 - 62. - 6.
Clark County Detention Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
601 N. Pecos #70
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 455-5230
Grades: 6-12
| 59 students
Rank: #2 - 62. - 6.
Jacobsen High (china Spring Yc)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1680 Bently Parkway
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 265-5433
Grades: 7-12
| 43 students
Rank: #2 - 62. - 6.
Summit View J/shs
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5730 Range Road
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 486-5980
Grades: 6-12
| 26 students
Rank: #77.
Innovations High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
777 W 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 333-5150
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Aspire Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1680 Bently Parkway
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1475
Grades: 9-12
| 78 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Mission High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Veterans Memorial Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7880
Grades: 6-12
| 15 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Steptoe Valley High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 239 students
Rank: #11 - 1411. - 14.
Cowan Sunset Southeast High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5300 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 799-6370
Grades: 8-12
| 57 students
Rank: #11 - 1411. - 14.
Independence High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Youth Center Rd
Elko, NV 89803
(775) 748-6229
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: #11 - 1411. - 14.
Morris Sunset East High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 Atlantic St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-8880
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
Rank: #11 - 1411. - 14.
Turning Point
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Glenn Hare Center, 350 Hunter
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 337-7560
Grades: 6-12
| 29 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Pathways High (alternative)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 S Mt Charleston Blvd
Pahrump, NV 89048
(775) 751-6822
Grades: 9-12
| 143 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Pioneer (alternative) High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
225 E. Park Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 283-1300
Grades: 9-12
| 148 students
Rank: #1717.
Pathways Middle School (alternative)
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 S Mt Charleston Blvd
Pahrump, NV 89048
(775) 751-6822
Grades: 6-8
| 37 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Global Community High School At Morris Hall
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 E. Washington Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 799-8850
Grades: 8-12
| 175 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Juvenile Detention
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 N. Pecos #70
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 455-5230
Grades: 6-12
| 77 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Spring Mountain J/shs
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 455-5555
Grades: 6-12
| 99 students
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Washoe Inspire Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1155 Corporate Blvd
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 857-3181
Grades: PK-12
| 157 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Peterson Academic Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10250 W. Centenniel Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89149
(702) 799-6610
Grades: 6-12
| 87 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
South Academic Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 S. Atlantic St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-2070
Grades: 6-12
| 123 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Cowan Academic Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5300 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 799-6380
Grades: 6-12
| 72 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Desert Rose High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
444 W. Brook Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 799-6240
Grades: 9-12
| 361 students
Adult Education
Alternative School
1020 Elm Street
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 753-2233
Grades: Inquire with school
| 11 students
Carson Adult Education Corrections
Alternative School
301 E. Corbett Street
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 283-1350
Grades: AE
| n/a students
Carson Adult Education Rg
Alternative School
300 E. Corbett Street
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 283-1350
Grades: AE
| n/a students
Churchill County Adult
Alternative School
280 S Russell Street
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-1191
Grades: AE
| n/a students
Clark Adult Program
Alternative School
2701 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-0338
Grades: AE
| 4 students
Coal Canyon High School
Alternative School
1200 Prison Roa
Lovelock, NV 89419
(775) 273-2625
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Douglas Alternative School
Alternative School
1680 Bently Parkway
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1475
Grades: 4-12
| 5 students
Douglas County Adult School
Alternative School
1680 Bently Parkway
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1475
Grades: AE
| n/a students
Eagle Ridge High School
Alternative School
3550 W. Graham Avenue
Silver Springs, NV 89429
(775) 577-4200
Grades: 7-12
| 11 students
High Desert State Prison
Alternative School
22010 Cold Creek Rd.
Indian Springs, NV 89018
(702) 879-6682
Grades: AE
| n/a students
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