Top 10 Best Nevada Alternative Public Middle Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 20 alternative public middle schools serving 1,365 students in Nevada.
The top ranked alternative public middle schools in Nevada are Clark County Detention Center, Cowan Sunset Southeast High School and Independence High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nevada alternative public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Nevada public middle school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Nevada public middle school average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Top Nevada Alternative Public Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #1-71.-7.
    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: #8-98.-9.
    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: #8-98.-9.
    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: #1010.
    Pathways Middle School (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: 6-8 | 37 students
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: #11-1511.- 15.
    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: #1616.
    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: #17-2017.- 20.
    Douglas Alternative School Alternative School
    1680 Bently Parkway
    Minden, NV 89423
    (775) 392-1475

    Grades: 4-12 | 5 students
  • Rank: #17-2017.- 20.
    Eagle Ridge High School Alternative School
    3550 W. Graham Avenue
    Silver Springs, NV 89429
    (775) 577-4200

    Grades: 7-12 | 11 students
  • Rank: #17-2017.- 20.
    Leighton Hall (dentention Center) Alternative School
    737 Fairgrounds Road
    Winnemucca, NV 89445
    (775) 623-6382

    Grades: 5-12 | 2 students
  • Rank: #17-2017.- 20.
    Mineral Alternative Education Alternative School
    601 A Street
    Hawthorne, NV 89415
    (775) 945-3332

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
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