Top 10 Best New Mexico Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 45 alternative public schools serving 4,029 students in New Mexico.
The top ranked alternative public schools in New Mexico are Coyote Willow Family School, Desert Willow Family School and The Family School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Mexico alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 34% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Alternative Public Schools in New Mexico (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Coyote Willow Family School
Alternative School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7125 Irving Blvd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 253-0050
Grades: K-8
| 248 students
Rank: #22.
Desert Willow Family School
Alternative School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3303 Monroe Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 888-1647
Grades: K-8
| 282 students
Rank: #33.
The Family School
Alternative School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4 Eastside School Road
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 966-2270
Grades: 1-8
| 99 students
Rank: #44.
Chrysalis Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
134 Cervantes
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-5202
Grades: 7-12
| 11 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Century Alt High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
32 Sun Valley Rd
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 866-8231
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Freedom High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5200 Cutler Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 884-6012
Grades: 9-12
| 100 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
New Futures High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5400 Cutler Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 883-5680
Grades: 7-12
| 69 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
School On Wheels High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
129 Hartline Rd Sw
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 243-2395
Grades: 9-12
| 89 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Vision Quest Alternative Middle School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5401 Glenrio Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 352-0343
Grades: 6-8
| 4 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Vista Nueva High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
315 South Ash
Aztec, NM 87410
(575) 334-9474
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
Rank: #5 - 115. - 11.
Wlv Family Partnership
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1341 South Gonzales St
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 426-2559
Grades: 7-12
| 33 students
Rank: #1212.
Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
950 South Walnut St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 527-6059
Grades: 6-8
| 88 students
Rank: #1313.
Taos Cyber Magnet
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
310 Camino De La Placita
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-5202
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Foothill High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Edith Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 841-2400
Grades: 6-12
| 36 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Sequoyah
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3405 Pan American Fwy
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 222-0355
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #1616.
Aztec Youth Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10015 Robert Larnson
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 526-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
Rank: #1717.
Los Lunas Family School
Alternative School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Monica Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 866-8231
Grades: K-8
| 225 students
Rank: #1818.
Desert Sage Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2504 Camino Entrada
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 467-0310
Grades: K-12
| 336 students
Rank: #19 - 2319. - 23.
Belen Infinity High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
221 S 4th St
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 966-1500
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
Rank: #19 - 2319. - 23.
Career Prep Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
West Hwy 64
Shiprock, NM 87420
(505) 368-4980
Grades: 9-12
| 125 students
Rank: #19 - 2319. - 23.
Gallup Central Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
325 Marguerite St
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 721-1051
Grades: 6-12
| 167 students
Rank: #19 - 2319. - 23.
New Hope Alternative High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 North 5th St
Lovington, NM 88260
(575) 739-2415
Grades: 9-12
| 138 students
Rank: #19 - 2319. - 23.
Rio Grande Preparatory Institute
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2355 Avenida De Mesilla
Mesilla, NM 88046
(575) 527-6058
Grades: 9-12
| 146 students
Rank: #2424.
Carlsbad Enrichment Center
Alternative School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
700 W Stevens St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 1-12
| 433 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Independence High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
421 Quantum Rd Ne
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 338-4658
Grades: 9-12
| 210 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Rocinante High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3250 East 30th St
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 324-9840
Grades: 6-12
| 212 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Charlie Y. Brown Alt
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
924 South Bloomfield Blvd
Bloomfield, NM 87413
(505) 634-3940
Grades: 9-12
| 93 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
University High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Martin Street
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 627-2750
Grades: 9-12
| 206 students
Rank: #2929.
Academy Del Sol Alt.
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 N Florida Ave Bldg C
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 812-5500
Grades: 10-12
| 30 students
Rank: #3030.
Desert Pride Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Shrode Rd
Anthony, NM 88021
(575) 882-0142
Grades: 7-12
| 253 students
Rank: n/an/a
Camino Nuevo Youth
Alternative School
4050 Edith Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 841-2400
Grades: 6-12
| 20 students
Rank: n/an/a
Career Enrichment
Alternative School
807 Mountain Rd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 247-3658
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Nm Corrections
Alternative School
1525 Morris Rd
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 383-3359
Grades: 8-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Guadalupe County Corrections
Alternative School
South Hwy 54
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
(575) 472-1001
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Lae County Corrections
Alternative School
6900 West Millen Dr
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 392-4055
Grades: 8-12
| 3 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in New Mexico?
The top ranked alternative public schools in New Mexico include Coyote Willow Family School, Desert Willow Family School and The Family School.
How many alternative public schools are located in New Mexico?
45 alternative public schools are located in New Mexico.
What is the racial composition of students in New Mexico?
New Mexico alternative public schools minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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