Top 10 Best Nevada Alternative Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 35 alternative public high schools serving 3,517 students in Nevada.
The top ranked alternative public high schools in Nevada are North Star Online School, C O Bastian High School and Jacobsen 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 35% (versus the Nevada public high school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Nevada alternative public high school have a Graduation Rate of 17%, which is less than the Nevada average of 82%.
The school with highest graduation rate is North Star Online School, with ≥90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Nevada or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nevada public high school average of 70% (majority Hispanic).

Best Nevada Alternative Public High Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Star Online School
Alternative School
Math: 53% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5450 Riggins Courst Ste. #6
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 353-6900
Grades: K-12
| 1,099 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
C O Bastian High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Youth Center Drive
Caliente, NV 89008
(775) 726-8250
Grades: 7-12
| 49 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Jacobsen High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
225 China Spring Rd
Gardnerville, NV 89410
(775) 265-5433
Grades: 7-12
| 8 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Juvenile Detention 6-12 J-shs
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 N Pecos Rd Suite 70
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-1623
Grades: 6-12
| 31 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Mission High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 Veterans Memorial Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7880
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Morris Sunset High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3801 E Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 855-9765
Grades: 9-12
| 51 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
South Academic Center J-shs
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4560 W Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 799-2070
Grades: 6-12
| 26 students
Rank: #2 - 82. - 8.
Summit View Youth J-shs
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5730 Range Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 799-0275
Grades: 6-12
| 41 students
Rank: #99.
Douglas Nevada Online
Alternative School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
N/a
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1480
Grades: 4-12
| 83 students
Rank: #1010.
Desert Rose High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
444 W Brooks Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 799-6240
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
Rank: #1111.
Turning Point
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Hunter Lake Dr
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 337-7560
Grades: 1-12
| 37 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Aspire High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1680 Bently Parkway South
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1475
Grades: 9-12
| 68 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Washoe Inspire Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1155 Corporate Blvd
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 857-3181
Grades: 6-12
| 123 students
Rank: #1414.
Pioneer Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
202 E. Corbett St.
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 283-1300
Grades: 1-12
| 207 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Independence High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Youth Center Rd
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-5907
Grades: 6-12
| 29 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Spring Mountain J-shs
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Sr 89038 Box Butte 252
Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 455-5555
Grades: 6-12
| 44 students
Rank: #1717.
Innovations High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
777 West Second Street
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 333-5150
Grades: 9-12
| 92 students
Rank: #1818.
Global Community High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3801 E Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 799-8850
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
Rank: #1919.
Pathways High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2765 S Mt. Charleston Drive
Pahrump, NV 89048
(775) 751-6822
Grades: 9-12
| 138 students
Rank: #2020.
Lake Granbury Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Crossland Rd
Minden, NV 89423
(817) 579-0852
Grades: 7-12
| 51 students
Rank: n/an/a
Acceleration Academy
Alternative School
2020 W. Craig Road Suite 301
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 952-9773
Grades: 9-12
| 825 students
Rank: n/an/a
Adult Education Programs
Alternative School
Clark County Nevada
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-8650
Grades: 10-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alt School
Alternative School
1680 Bently Parkway South
Minden, NV 89423
(775) 392-1475
Grades: 4-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Battle Born Youth Challenge Academy
Alternative School
100 University Ave
Carlin, NV 89822
(775) 397-5032
Grades: 9-12
| 21 students
Rank: n/an/a
Burk Horizon-southwest Sunset High School
Alternative School
4560 W Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 799-8150
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: n/an/a
Child Haven K-12
Alternative School
601 N Pecos Rd Suite 70
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-1623
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Clark County Detention Ctr J-shs
Alternative School
601 N Pecos Rd Suite 70
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-1623
Grades: 6-12
| 49 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cowan Academic Center J-shs
Alternative School
5300 E Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 799-6380
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cowan Sunset Southeast High School
Alternative School
5300 E Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 799-6370
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
Rank: n/an/a
Eagle Ridge High School
Alternative School
3755 W. Spruce Street
Silver Springs, NV 89429
(775) 577-5082
Grades: 7-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
Esmeralda Virtual High School
Alternative School
Mm11 Hwy 264
Dyer, NV 89010
(775) 485-6382
Grades: 9-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
High Desert State Prison Adult High School
Alternative School
22010 Cold Creek Rd
Indian Springs, NV 89070
(702) 879-6682
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
High Desert State Prison Yop
Alternative School
22010 Cold Creek Rd
Indian Springs, NV 89018
(702) 879-6824
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Peterson Academic Center J-shs
Alternative School
10250 W Centennial Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89149
(702) 799-6610
Grades: 6-12
| 53 students
Rank: n/an/a
Steptoe Valley High School
Alternative School
700 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public high schools in Nevada?
The top ranked alternative public high schools in Nevada include North Star Online School, C O Bastian High School and Jacobsen High School.
How many alternative public high schools are located in Nevada?
35 alternative public high schools are located in Nevada.
What is the racial composition of students in Nevada?
Nevada alternative public high schools minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nevada public high schools average of 70% (majority Hispanic).

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