Top 10 Best New York Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 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, High School 560 City-as-school and Orchard View Alternative High School. 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 59% (versus the New York public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (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).

Best New York Alternative Public Schools (2022)

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.
High School 560 City-as-school
Alternative School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
16 Clarkson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-6800
Grades: 10-12
| 540 students
Rank: #33.
Orchard View Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25 Corporate Dr
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(845) 298-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #44.
Bronx Regional High School
Alternative School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1010 Rev J A Polite Ave
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 991-2020
Grades: 10-12
| 200 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Liberty High School Academy For Newcomers
Alternative School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
250 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-0934
Grades: 9-12
| 391 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Queens Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
138-11 35th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 463-3111
Grades: 10-12
| 302 students
Rank: #77.
West Brooklyn Community High School
Alternative School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1053 41st St
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 686-1444
Grades: 10-12
| 228 students
Rank: #88.
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
Alternative School
Math: 65-69% | 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: #99.
Independence High School
Alternative School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
850 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 262-8067
Grades: 9-12
| 302 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Brownsville Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1150 E New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 778-7305
Grades: 10-12
| 101 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Concord High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
109 Rhine Ave
Staten Island, NY 10304
(718) 447-1274
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
17 Battery Pl
New York, NY 10004
(212) 209-6036
Grades: 9-12
| 481 students
Rank: #1313.
Cascades High School
Alternative School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
198 Forsyth St-3rd Fl
New York, NY 10002
(646) 654-1261
Grades: 9-12
| 217 students
Rank: #1414.
Brooklyn Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
832 Marcy Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 638-4237
Grades: 10-12
| 140 students
Rank: #1515.
Nelson R Mandela/dr Hosea Zollicoffer High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
350 Gramatan Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 358-2720
Grades: 9-12
| 139 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Harlem Renaissance High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
22 E 128th St
New York, NY 10035
(212) 996-3795
Grades: 9-12
| 222 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Providing Urban Learners Success In Education High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
560 E 179th St
Bronx, NY 10455
(718) 294-0230
Grades: 9-12
| 244 students
Rank: #1818.
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: #1919.
Satellite Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
120 W 30th St
New York, NY 10001
(646) 674-2800
Grades: 9-12
| 291 students
Rank: #2020.
Lehman Alternative Community School
Alternative School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Chestnut St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-2183
Grades: 6-12
| 304 students
Rank: #2121.
Urban Dove Team Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1256 East 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 783-8232
Grades: 9-12
| 247 students
Rank: #2222.
Alternative High School At 4
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
425 South Park
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 816-3270
Grades: 8-12
| 117 students
Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory High School
Alternative School
832 Marcy Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 622-4310
Grades: 10-12
| 102 students
Brentwood Residential Center
Alternative School
1230 Commack Rd
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 667-1188
Grades: 8-12
| 16 students
Brookwood Secure Center
Alternative School
419 Spook Rock Rd
Claverack, NY 12513
(518) 851-3211
Grades: 8-12
| 55 students
Cap District Juvenile Secure Detention
Alternative School
838 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
(518) 456-9399
Grades: 8
| 1 students
Chautauqua County Jail
Alternative School
15 East Chautauqua St
Mayville, NY 14757
(716) 753-4935
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Clinton County Sheriffs Department
Alternative School
25 Mccarthy Ave
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 565-4730
Grades: 11
| 17 students
Columbia Secure Center For Girls
Alternative School
419 Spook Rock Rd
Claverack, NY 12513
(518) 851-3211
Grades: 8-12
| 9 students
Crotona Academy High School
Alternative School
1211 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 860-5370
Grades: 9-12
| 130 students
Erie County Holding Center
Alternative School
10 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-7636
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
Finger Lakes Residential Center
Alternative School
250 Auburn Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-5066
Grades: 7-12
| 44 students
Goshen Secure Center
Alternative School
97 Cross Rd
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-3052
Grades: 8-12
| 31 students
Highland Residential Center
Alternative School
629 N Chodikee Lake Rd
Highland, NY 12528
(845) 691-6006
Grades: 6-11
| 28 students
Industry Limited Secure School
Alternative School
375 Rush Scotsville Rd
Rush, NY 14543
(585) 533-2665
Grades: 7-12
| 45 students
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