Top 10 Best New York Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 54 alternative public schools serving 7,986 students in New York.
The top ranked alternative public schools in New York are Lower East Side Preparatory High School, Brownsville Academy High School and Liberty High School Academy For Newcomers. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New York alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top New York Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Lower East Side Preparatory High School Alternative School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    145 Stanton St-4th Fl
    New York, NY 10002
    (212) 505-6366

    Grades: 10-12 | 500 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Brownsville Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1150 E New York Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11212
    (718) 778-7305

    Grades: 10-12 | 101 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Liberty High School Academy For Newcomers Alternative School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    250 W 18th St
    New York, NY 10011
    (212) 691-0934

    Grades: 9-12 | 391 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Cascades High School Alternative School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    198 Forsyth St-3rd Fl
    New York, NY 10002
    (646) 654-1261

    Grades: 9-12 | 217 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Concord High School Alternative School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    109 Rhine Ave
    Staten Island, NY 10304
    (718) 447-1274

    Grades: 9-12 | 166 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    471 Broadway
    Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 565-4040

    Grades: 9-12 | 115 students
  • Rank: #77.
    High School 560 City-as-school Alternative School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    16 Clarkson St
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 337-6800

    Grades: 10-12 | 540 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Queens Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    138-11 35th Ave
    Flushing, NY 11354
    (718) 463-3111

    Grades: 10-12 | 302 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Nelson R Mandela/dr Hosea Zollicoffer High School Alternative School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    350 Gramatan Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550
    (914) 358-2720

    Grades: 9-12 | 139 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Edward A Reynolds West Side High School Alternative School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    140 W 102nd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 678-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 408 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Bronx Regional High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1010 Rev J A Polite Ave
    Bronx, NY 10459
    (718) 991-2020

    Grades: 10-12 | 200 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Brooklyn Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    832 Marcy Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718) 638-4237

    Grades: 10-12 | 140 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    17 Battery Pl
    New York, NY 10004
    (212) 209-6036

    Grades: 9-12 | 481 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Harlem Renaissance High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    22 E 128th St
    New York, NY 10035
    (212) 996-3795

    Grades: 9-12 | 222 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Independence High School Alternative School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    850 10th Ave
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 262-8067

    Grades: 9-12 | 302 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    West Brooklyn Community High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1053 41st St
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    (718) 686-1444

    Grades: 10-12 | 228 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Lehman Alternative Community School Alternative School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    111 Chestnut St
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    (607) 274-2183

    Grades: 6-12 | 304 students
  • Rank: #18-2018.- 20.
    Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory High School Alternative School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    832 Marcy Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718) 622-4310

    Grades: 10-12 | 102 students
  • Rank: #18-2018.- 20.
    Corning Painted Post High School Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Corning Cc-1 Academic Dr
    Corning, NY 14830
    (607) 962-9283

    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #18-2018.- 20.
    Orchard View Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    25 Corporate Dr
    Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
    (845) 298-5000

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Satellite Academy High School Alternative School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    120 W 30th St
    New York, NY 10001
    (646) 674-2800

    Grades: 9-12 | 291 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Urban Dove Team Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 Lafayette Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11216
    (718) 783-8232

    Grades: 9-12 | 247 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Providing Urban Learners Success In Education High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    560 E 179th St
    Bronx, NY 10455
    (718) 294-0230

    Grades: 9-12 | 244 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Pine Hill Education Center Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1635 E Delevan Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14215
    (716) 686-3680

    Grades: K-12 | 88 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Alternative High School At 4 Alternative School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    425 South Park
    Buffalo, NY 14204
    (716) 816-3270

    Grades: 8-12 | 117 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Brentwood Residential Center Alternative School
    1230 Commack Rd
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
    (631) 667-1188

    Grades: 8-12 | 16 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Brookwood Secure Center Alternative School
    419 Spook Rock Rd
    Claverack, NY 12513
    (518) 851-3211

    Grades: 8-12 | 55 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Cap District Juvenile Secure Detention Alternative School
    838 Albany Shaker Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 456-9399

    Grades: 8 | 1 student
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Chautauqua County Jail Alternative School
    15 East Chautauqua St
    Mayville, NY 14757
    (716) 753-4935

    Grades: 9-12 | 30 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Clinton County Sheriffs Department Alternative School
    25 Mccarthy Ave
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    (518) 565-4730

    Grades: 11 | 17 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Columbia Secure Center For Girls Alternative School
    419 Spook Rock Rd
    Claverack, NY 12513
    (518) 851-3211

    Grades: 8-12 | 9 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Crotona Academy High School Alternative School
    1211 Southern Blvd
    Bronx, NY 10459
    (718) 860-5370

    Grades: 9-12 | 130 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Erie County Holding Center Alternative School
    10 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14202
    (716) 858-7636

    Grades: 9-12 | 6 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Finger Lakes Residential Center Alternative School
    250 Auburn Rd
    Lansing, NY 14882
    (607) 533-5066

    Grades: 7-12 | 44 students
  • Rank: #26-5426.- 54.
    Goshen Secure Center Alternative School
    97 Cross Rd
    Goshen, NY 10924
    (845) 615-3052

    Grades: 8-12 | 31 students
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