Top 10 Best New Jersey Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 90 alternative public schools serving 2,084 students in New Jersey.
The top ranked alternative public schools in New Jersey are Alternative Middle & High School, Career And Innovation Academy Of Orange and Catapult Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Jersey alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 13% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 14% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top New Jersey Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Alternative Middle & High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Salem Community College, David
    Penns Grove, NJ 08069
    (856) 935-7552

    Grades: 6-12 | 46 students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Career And Innovation Academy Of Orange Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    123 Cleveland Street
    Orange, NJ 07050
    (973) 673-0746

    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Catapult Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    311 Blanding Blvd
    Camden, NJ 08103
    (231) 232-2222

    Grades: 6-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Garfield Auxiliary Middle School High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    43 Clifton Ave
    Clifton, NJ 07011
    (973) 272-7465

    Grades: 6-12 | 41 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Uplift Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    150 Newton St
    Newark, NJ 07103
    (973) 424-4391

    Grades: 9-12 | 83 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Essex Campus Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    369 Passaic Avenue
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973) 575-0469

    Grades: 7-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Essex High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    188 1st Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055
    (973) 815-1389

    Grades: 7-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Hope Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    266 Harrison Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055
    (973) 928-1509

    Grades: 9-12 | 31 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Alternative School At Levitt Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    80 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Willingboro, NJ 08046
    (609) 835-8600

    Grades: 6-12 | 18 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5 Colt Street
    Paterson, NJ 07505
    (973) 321-0570

    Grades: 6-12 | 164 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Burlington County Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1020 Briggs Road
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609) 894-9311

    Grades: 6-12 | 102 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Adult Diagnostic And Treatment Center Alternative School
    8 Production Way
    Avenel, NJ 07001
    (732) 574-2250

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Albert C Wagner Correctional Facility Alternative School
    Ward Avenue
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
    (609) 298-0500

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Ancora Psychiatric Hospital Alternative School
    202 Spring Garden Rd
    Hammonton, NJ 08037
    (609) 567-8306

    Grades: 9-12 | 5 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Ann Klein Forensic Center Alternative School
    1610 Stuyvesant Ave
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609) 633-0883

    Grades: 12 | 1 student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Atlantic County Alternative High School Alternative School
    4805 Nawakwa Blvd
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    (609) 625-2249

    Grades: 9-12 | 56 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Atlantic County Juv Det Center Alternative School
    800 Buffalo Avenue
    Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    (609) 965-3583

    Grades: 9-12 | 12 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Atlantic Regional School Alternative School
    2562 Tilton Rd
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (609) 645-6748

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Atlantic Transitional Education Center Alternative School
    2562 Tilton Road
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    (609) 645-6748

    Grades: 9-12 | 35 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    296 E Ridgewood Ave
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 599-6185

    Grades: 9-11 | 13 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Bergen Regional School Alternative School
    374 E Ridgewood Ave
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201) 261-6230

    Grades: 2-12 | 44 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Burlington County Juven Det Center Alternative School
    620 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609) 726-7150

    Grades: 7-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Burlington Regional School Alternative School
    704 Woodlane Rd
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609) 267-7595

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Burlington Trans Ed Center Alternative School
    704 Woodlane Road
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609) 267-7595

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Camden County Youth Center Alternative School
    Woodbury Turnersville Rd Lake
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856) 374-6100

    Grades: 8-12 | 37 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Camden Virtua Excel Alternative School
    1000 Atlantic Avenue
    Camden, NJ 08104
    (856) 541-9212

    Grades: 5-9 | 8 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Camden Virtua Insight Alternative School
    1000 Atlantic Avenue
    Camden, NJ 08104
    (856) 541-9212

    Grades: 8-12 | 10 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Camden Virtua Kids In Transition Alternative School
    1000 Atlantic Ave
    Camden, NJ 08104
    (856) 541-9212

    Grades: 8-11 | 10 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cape May Regional School Alternative School
    131 Crest Haven Rd
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (609) 463-4870

    Grades: 8-12 | 10 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cape May Transitional Education Center Alternative School
    131 Crest Haven Road
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (609) 463-3578

    Grades: 9-12 | 26 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cherry Hill Regional School Alternative School
    210 Evesham Rd
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (856) 795-0282

    Grades: 3-12 | 45 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cherry Hill Tran-education Center Alternative School
    30 Evesham Rd W
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (856) 795-0282

    Grades: 8-11 | 5 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Costello Prep Alternative School
    800 Carranza Rd
    Vincentown, NJ 08088
    (609) 268-1424

    Grades: 9-12 | 20 students
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cumberland County Juv Center Alternative School
    135 Sunny Slope Lane
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (856) 455-0717

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #12-9012.- 90.
    Cumberland Regional School Alternative School
    928 West Sherman Ave
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856) 696-6830

    Grades: 7-12 | 10 students
  • Show 55 more Alternative public schools in New Jersey (out of 90 total schools)
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