Top 10 Best Nevada Alternative Public High Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 28 alternative public high schools serving 2,561 students in Nevada.
The top ranked alternative public high schools in Nevada are Burk Horizon Southwest Sunset High School, Clark County Detention Center and Cowan Sunset Southeast High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nevada alternative public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the Nevada public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 44% statewide average).
Nevada alternative public high school have a Graduation Rate of 38%, which is less than the Nevada average of 88%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Pioneer (alternative) High School, with 80-84% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Nevada or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nevada public high school average of 66% (majority Hispanic).

Top Nevada Alternative Public High Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-81.-8.
    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: #1-81.-8.
    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: #1-81.-8.
    Cowan Sunset Southeast High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5300 E. Russell Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89122
    (702) 799-6370

    Grades: 8-12 | 57 students
  • Rank: #1-81.-8.
    Independence High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    100 Youth Center Rd
    Elko, NV 89803
    (775) 748-6229

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #1-81.-8.
    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: #1-81.-8.
    Mission High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    801 Veterans Memorial Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 799-7880

    Grades: 6-12 | 15 students
  • Rank: #1-81.-8.
    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: #1-81.-8.
    Turning Point Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Glenn Hare Center, 350 Hunter
    Reno, NV 89509
    (775) 337-7560

    Grades: 6-12 | 29 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Aspire Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1680 Bently Parkway
    Minden, NV 89423
    (775) 392-1475

    Grades: 9-12 | 78 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pioneer (alternative) High School Alternative School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    225 E. Park Street
    Carson City, NV 89701
    (775) 283-1300

    Grades: 9-12 | 148 students
  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Global Community High School At Morris Hall Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3801 E. Washington Ave.
    Las Vegas, NV 89110
    (702) 799-8850

    Grades: 8-12 | 175 students
  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    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: #11-1311.- 13.
    Peterson Academic Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10250 W. Centenniel Pkwy.
    Las Vegas, NV 89149
    (702) 799-6610

    Grades: 6-12 | 87 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Steptoe Valley High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    700 Aultman Street
    Ely, NV 89301
    (775) 289-2999

    Grades: 9-12 | 239 students
  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    Innovations High School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    777 W 2nd Street
    Reno, NV 89509
    (775) 333-5150

    Grades: 9-12 | 126 students
  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    Pathways High (alternative) Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2000 S Mt Charleston Blvd
    Pahrump, NV 89048
    (775) 751-6822

    Grades: 9-12 | 143 students
  • Rank: #17-2117.- 21.
    C O Bastian (caliente Youth Center) Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Caliente Youth Center Driv
    Caliente, NV 89008
    (775) 726-8250

    Grades: 7-12 | 116 students
  • Rank: #17-2117.- 21.
    Cowan Academic Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5300 E. Russell Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89122
    (702) 799-6380

    Grades: 6-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #17-2117.- 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: #17-2117.- 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: #17-2117.- 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.
    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
  • Rank: #22-2322.- 23.
    South Academic Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1905 S. Atlantic St.
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (702) 799-2070

    Grades: 6-12 | 123 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Coal Canyon High School Alternative School
    1200 Prison Roa
    Lovelock, NV 89419
    (775) 273-2625

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Douglas Alternative School Alternative School
    1680 Bently Parkway
    Minden, NV 89423
    (775) 392-1475

    Grades: 4-12 | 5 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Eagle Ridge High School Alternative School
    3550 W. Graham Avenue
    Silver Springs, NV 89429
    (775) 577-4200

    Grades: 7-12 | 11 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Leighton Hall (dentention Center) Alternative School
    737 Fairgrounds Road
    Winnemucca, NV 89445
    (775) 623-6382

    Grades: 5-12 | 2 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Mineral Alternative Education Alternative School
    601 A Street
    Hawthorne, NV 89415
    (775) 945-3332

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
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