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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 52 top alternative public schools in New York, serving 8,127 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 85% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the New York state average of 57%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.

Top New York Alternative Public Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Belmont Allegany Co Sheriff C/o Treasurer High School Alternative School
    Court House
    Belmont, NY 14813
    (585)268-9208

    Grades: 12 | 2 students
  • Brooklyn Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory High School Alternative School
    832 Marcy Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718)622-4310

    Grades: 10-12 | 137 students
  • Huntington Station Brentwood Residential Center Alternative School
    1230 Commack Rd
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (631)667-1188

    Grades: 9-12 | 15 students
  • Bronx Bronx Regional High School Alternative School
    1010 Rev J A Polite Ave
    Bronx, NY 10459
    (718)991-2020

    Grades: 10-12 | 202 students
  • Brooklyn Brooklyn Academy High School Alternative School
    832 Marcy Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718)638-4235

    Grades: 10-12 | 149 students
  • Brooklyn Brownsville Academy High School Alternative School
    1150 E New York Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11212
    (718)778-7305

    Grades: 10-12 | 147 students
  • Albany Cap District Juvenile Secure Detention High School Alternative School
    838 Albany Shaker Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518)456-9399

    Grades: 10-12 | 2 students
  • New York Cascades High School Alternative School
    198 Forsyth St-3rd Fl
    New York, NY 10002
    (646)654-1261

    Grades: 9-12 | 220 students
  • Mayville Chautauqua County Jail High School Alternative School
    15 East Chautauqua St
    Mayville, NY 14757
    (716)753-4935

    Grades: 9-12 | 17 students
  • Plattsburgh Clinton County Sheriffs Department Alternative School
    25 Mccarthy Ave
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    (518)565-4730

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Claverack Columbia Secure Center For Girls Alternative School
    419 Spook Rock Rd
    Claverack, NY 12513
    (518)851-3211

    Grades: 9-12 | 10 students
  • Staten Island Concord High School Alternative School
    109 Rhine Ave
    Staten Island, NY 10304
    (718)447-1274

    Grades: 9-12 | 133 students
  • Corning Corning Painted Post High School Learning Center Alternative School
    Corning Cc-1 Academic Dr
    Corning, NY 14830
    (607)962-9283

    Grades: 9-12 | 28 students
  • East Meadow County Of Nassau/correctional Center Alternative School
    Carman Ave
    East Meadow, NY 11554
    (516)572-4200

    Grades: 12 | 1 students
  • Bronx Crotona Academy High School Alternative School
    639 St Anns Ave
    Bronx, NY 10457
    (718)402-8378

    Grades: 9-12 | 91 students
  • New York Edward A Reynolds West Side High School Alternative School
    140 W 102nd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212)678-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 422 students
  • Buffalo Erie County Holding Center Alternative School
    10 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716)858-7636

    Grades: 10-11 | 6 students
  • Lansing Finger Lakes Residential Center Alternative School
    250 Auburn Rd
    Lansing, NY 14882
    (607)533-5066

    Grades: 7-12 | 40 students
  • Freeville George Junior Republic School Alternative School
    24 Mcdonald Rd
    Freeville, NY 13068
    (607)844-6324

    Grades: 7-12 | 191 students
  • Goshen Goshen Secure Center Alternative School
    97 Cross Rd
    Goshen, NY 10924
    (845)615-3052

    Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
  • New York Harlem Renaissance High School Alternative School
    22 E 128th St
    New York, NY 10035
    (212)996-3795

    Grades: 9-12 | 204 students
  • New York High School 560 City-as-school Alternative School
    16 Clarkson St
    New York, NY 10014
    (212)337-6800

    Grades: 10-12 | 536 students
  • Highland Highland Residential Center Alternative School
    629 N Chodikee Lake Rd
    Highland, NY 12528
    (845)691-6006

    Grades: 7-12 | 30 students
  • New York Independence High School Alternative School
    850 10th Ave
    New York, NY 10019
    (212)262-8067

    Grades: 10-12 | 237 students
  • Rush Industry Limited Secure School Alternative School
    375 Rush Scotsville Rd
    Rush, NY 14543
    (585)533-2663

    Grades: 6-12 | 39 students
  • New York John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    17 Battery Pl
    New York, NY 10004
    (212)209-6036

    Grades: 9-12 | 473 students
  • Ithaca Lehman Alternative Community School Alternative School
    111 Chestnut St
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    (607)274-2183

    Grades: 6-12 | 302 students
  • New York Liberty High School Academy For Newcomers Alternative School
    250 W 18th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212)691-0934

    Grades: 9-12 | 425 students
  • Geneseo Livingston County Jail Alternative School
    4 Court St
    Geneseo, NY 14454
    (585)243-7180

    Grades: Inquire with school | 1 students
  • New York Lower East Side Preparatory High School Alternative School
    145 Stanton St-4th Fl
    New York, NY 10002
    (212)505-6366

    Grades: 10-12 | 487 students
  • Brooktondale Maccormick Secure Center Alternative School
    300 South Rd
    Brooktondale, NY 14817
    (607)539-7121

    Grades: 9-12 | 25 students
  • Rochester Monroe Correctional Facility Alternative School
    107 N Clinton Ave
    Rochester, NY 14623
    (585)753-3065

    Grades: 6-12 | 70 students
  • Westbury Nassau Co Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    61 Carman Ave
    Westbury, NY 11590
    (516)227-7403

    Grades: 11 | 3 students
  • Mount Vernon Nelson R Mandela/dr Hosea Zollicoffer High School Alternative School
    250 Gramatan Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914)358-2720

    Grades: 9-12 | 153 students
  • Bellerose New York City Children's Center Alternative School
    74-03 Commonwealth Blvd
    Bellerose, NY 11426
    (718)264-4500

    Grades: 1-12 | 118 students
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