Top 10 Best New Jersey Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 90 alternative public schools serving 2,001 students in New Jersey.
The top ranked alternative public schools in New Jersey are Essex Campus Academy, Essex High School and Alternative School At Levitt. 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 15% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 57% 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).

Best New Jersey Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Essex Campus Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
369 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 575-0469
Grades: 7-12
| 27 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Essex High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
188 1st Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 815-1389
Grades: 7-12
| 27 students
Rank: #33.
Alternative School At Levitt
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Willingboro, NJ 08046
(609) 835-8600
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
Rank: #44.
Burlington County Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1020 Briggs Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 894-9311
Grades: 6-12
| 102 students
Rank: #55.
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
Adult Diagnostic And Treatment Center
Alternative School
8 Production Way
Avenel, NJ 07001
(732) 574-2250
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Albert C Wagner Correctional Facility
Alternative School
Ward Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 298-0500
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Alternative Middle & High School
Alternative School
Salem Community College, David
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
(856) 935-7552
Grades: 6-12
| 46 students
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Alternative School
202 Spring Garden Rd
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 567-8306
Grades: 9-12
| 5 students
Ann Klein Forensic Center
Alternative School
1610 Stuyvesant Ave
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-0883
Grades: 12
| 1 students
Atlantic County Alternative High School
Alternative School
4805 Nawakwa Blvd
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 625-2249
Grades: 9-12
| 56 students
Atlantic County Juv Det Center
Alternative School
800 Buffalo Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
(609) 965-3583
Grades: 9-12
| 12 students
Atlantic Regional School
Alternative School
2562 Tilton Rd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 645-6748
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Atlantic Transitional Education Center
Alternative School
2562 Tilton Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 645-6748
Grades: 9-12
| 35 students
Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center
Alternative School
296 E Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 599-6185
Grades: 9-11
| 13 students
Bergen Regional School
Alternative School
374 E Ridgewood Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 261-6230
Grades: 2-12
| 44 students
Burlington County Juven Det Center
Alternative School
620 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 726-7150
Grades: 7-12
| 21 students
Burlington Regional School
Alternative School
704 Woodlane Rd
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 267-7595
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Burlington Trans Ed Center
Alternative School
704 Woodlane Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 267-7595
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Camden County Youth Center
Alternative School
Woodbury Turnersville Rd Lake
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 374-6100
Grades: 8-12
| 37 students
Camden Virtua Excel
Alternative School
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
(856) 541-9212
Grades: 5-9
| 8 students
Camden Virtua Insight
Alternative School
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
(856) 541-9212
Grades: 8-12
| 10 students
Camden Virtua Kids In Transition
Alternative School
1000 Atlantic Ave
Camden, NJ 08104
(856) 541-9212
Grades: 8-11
| 10 students
Cape May Regional School
Alternative School
131 Crest Haven Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-4870
Grades: 8-12
| 10 students
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
Career And Innovation Academy Of Orange
Alternative School
123 Cleveland Street
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 673-0746
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Catapult Academy
Alternative School
311 Blanding Blvd
Camden, NJ 08103
(231) 232-2222
Grades: 6-12
| 72 students
Cherry Hill Regional School
Alternative School
210 Evesham Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 795-0282
Grades: 3-12
| 45 students
Cherry Hill Tran-education Center
Alternative School
30 Evesham Rd W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 795-0282
Grades: 8-11
| 5 students
Costello Prep
Alternative School
800 Carranza Rd
Vincentown, NJ 08088
(609) 268-1424
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
Cumberland County Juv Center
Alternative School
135 Sunny Slope Lane
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 455-0717
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Cumberland Regional School
Alternative School
928 West Sherman Ave
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 696-6830
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students
Cumberland Trans Ed Center
Alternative School
928 West Sherman Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 839-3242
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Doves
Alternative School
West Burlington St
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(609) 324-0392
Grades: 7-10
| 5 students
Edna Mahan Correctional Facility For Women
Alternative School
30 County Rte 513
Clinton, NJ 08809
(908) 735-3641
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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