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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 82 top alternative public schools in New Jersey, serving 1,204 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is less than the state average of 12:1.

Top New Jersey Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Avenel Adult Diagnostic And Treatment Center Alternative School
    8 Production Way
    Avenel, NJ 07001
    (732)574-2250

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Bordentown Albert C Wagner Correctional Facility Alternative School
    Ward Avenue, Po Box 500
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
    (609)298-0500

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Paterson Alternative High School Alternative School
    151 Ellison Street
    Paterson, NJ 07505
    (973)321-0570

    Grades: 6-12 | 246 students
  • Hammonton Ancora Psychiatric Hospital Alternative School
    202 Spring Garden Rd
    Hammonton, NJ 08037
    (609)567-8306

    Grades: 11-12 | n/a students
  • Trenton Ann Klein Forensic Center Alternative School
    1610 Stuyvesant Ave
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609)633-0883

    Grades: 11 | n/a students
  • Egg Harbor City Atlantic Co Juv Det Center Alternative School
    800 Buffalo Avenue
    Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    (609)965-3583

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Mays Landing Atlantic County Alternative High School Alternative School
    1450 19th Street
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    (609)625-2249

    Grades: 9-12 | 74 students
  • Egg Harbor Township Atlantic Transitional Education Center Alternative School
    2562 Tilton Road
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    (609)645-6748

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Paramus Bergen Co Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    296 E Ridgewood Ave
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201)599-6185

    Grades: 10-12 | n/a students
  • Paramus Bergen Regional School Alternative School
    374 E Ridgewood Ave
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    (201)261-6230

    Grades: 1-12 | n/a students
  • Mount Holly Burlington Co Juven Det Center Alternative School
    620 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609)726-7150

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
  • Mount Holly Burlington County Alternative High School Alternative School
    1000 Briggs Road, Suite 130
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    (609)894-9311

    Grades: 7-12 | 77 students
  • Blackwood Camden Co Youth Center Alternative School
    Woodbury Turnersville Rd Lake
    Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856)374-6100

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Cape May Court House Cape May Regional School Alternative School
    131 Crest Haven Rd
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (609)463-4870

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Cape May Court House Cape May Transitional Education Center Alternative School
    131 Crest Haven Road
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (609)463-3578

    Grades: 9-11 | n/a students
  • Trenton Capital Academy Alternative School
    1440 Parkside Ave
    Trenton, NJ 08638
    (609)953-5608

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Orange Career And Innovation Academy Of Orange Alternative School
    123 Cleveland Street
    Orange, NJ 07050
    (973)673-0746

    Grades: 9-12 | 35 students
  • Cherry Hill Cherry Hill Regional School Alternative School
    210 Evesham Rd
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (856)795-0282

    Grades: 1-12 | n/a students
  • Cherry Hill Cherry Hill Tran-education Center Alternative School
    30 Evesham Rd W
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (856)795-0282

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Cherry Hill Cherry Hill Transportation Education Program(tep) Alternative School
    210 Evesham Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (856)795-0282

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Neptune Class Academy Alternative School
    105 Neptune Blvd- Suite 305
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    (732)431-7245

    Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
  • Vincentown Costello Prep Alternative School
    800 Carranza Rd
    Vincentown, NJ 08088
    (609)268-1424

    Grades: 8-12 | n/a students
  • Vineland Cumberland Regional School Alternative School
    928 West Sherman Ave
    Vineland, NJ 08360
    (856)696-6830

    Grades: 8-11 | n/a students
  • Palmyra Delaware Avenue School Alternative School
    301 Delaware Avenue
    Palmyra, NJ 08065
    (856)786-9300

    Grades: Inquire with school | n/a students
  • Bordentown Doves Alternative School
    West Burlington St
    Bordentown, NJ 08505
    (609)324-0392

    Grades: 9-10 | n/a students
  • Clinton Edna Mahan Correctional Facility For Women Alternative School
    30 County Rte 513
    Clinton, NJ 08809
    (908)735-3641

    Grades: 10 | n/a students
  • Fairfield Essex Campus Academy Alternative School
    369 Passaic Avenue
    Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (973)575-0469

    Grades: 7-12 | 31 students
  • Bridgeton Essex Co Youth House High School Alternative School
    80 Duryea Street
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    (973)484-4908

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Passaic Essex High School Alternative School
    188 1st Street
    Passaic, NJ 07055
    (973)815-1389

    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
  • Newark Essex Regional School Alternative School
    395-97 No 5th Street
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973)648-4333

    Grades: K-2 | n/a students
  • Newark Essex Rgc High School Alternative School
    461 463 Central Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973)648-7078

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Newark Fast Track Success Academy Alternative School
    190 Muhammad Ali Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07108
    (973)424-4391

    Grades: 7-12 | 213 students
  • Trenton Garden State Correctional Facility High School Alternative School
    Highbridge Road
    Trenton, NJ 08620
    (609)298-6300

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • Elizabeth George W Herlich Juv Det Center Alternative School
    Union Co Courthouse Garage 2n
    Elizabeth, NJ 07207
    (908)527-4922

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a students
  • Ringwood Green Rgc Alternative School
    1311 Sloatsburg Road
    Ringwood, NJ 07456
    (973)962-0646

    Grades: 8-10 | n/a students
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