Top 10 Best North Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 74 alternative public schools serving 5,567 students in North Carolina.
The top ranked alternative public schools in North Carolina are Anson Academy, Bridges School and Central Davie Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 13% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best North Carolina Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Anson Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
118 N. Ashe Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
(704) 694-7447
Grades: 7-12
| 78 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Bridges School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
140 Vashti Dr
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 808-3040
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Central Davie Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
160 Campbell Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 751-5712
Grades: 6-12
| 15 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Central Haywood High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3215 Broad Street
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-9944
Grades: 9-12
| 122 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Dare Learning Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
132 Russell Twiford Road
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2264
Grades: 9-12
| 29 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
North Whiteville Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
310 S Martin Luther King Jr Av
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 914-4161
Grades: 6-12
| 27 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Phoenix Academy High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
750 S Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 918-2300
Grades: 8-12
| 31 students
Rank: #1 - 81. - 8.
Sage Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Siler City, NC 27344
(919) 663-5899
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
Rank: #99.
Mcdowell
Alternative School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
176 Lukin St
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652-1040
Grades: 6-12
| 279 students
Rank: #1010.
Career Readiness Academy At Mosley Plc
Alternative School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3702 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 251-6161
Grades: 6-12
| 110 students
Rank: #1111.
Gaston Virtual Academy
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
366 W Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28052
(919) 807-3491
Grades: 6-8
| 26 students
Rank: #1212.
Brunswick County Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1109 Old Ocean Highway
Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 754-9593
Grades: 6-12
| 133 students
Rank: #1313.
Stanly Academy Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 Austin Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 961-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
Rank: #1414.
Davidson County High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2061 E Holly Grove Road
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 242-1459
Grades: 6-12
| 92 students
Rank: #1515.
Union Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Union School Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 369-1277
Grades: 7-12
| 105 students
Rank: #1616.
Performance Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
133 Stonecrest Circle Sw
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 795-7074
Grades: 6-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1717.
Davidson River School
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
970 Ecusta Rd
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-9567
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: #1818.
Ramsey Street High School
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
117 Quincy St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 437-5829
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Rank: #1919.
Score Academy
Alternative School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5651 Dillard Dr
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 694-8560
Grades: 9-12
| 154 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Community High School
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 686-7734
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Henderson County Career Academy
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Dr. Molly Parkhill Building, 3
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 697-4629
Grades: 6-12
| 187 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Asbury Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
221 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 736-4766
Grades: 6-12
| 54 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Ashley Chapel Educational Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
377 Mizpah Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 997-9800
Grades: 7-12
| 68 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
B C Ed Technical Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
820 North Bridge St
Washington, NC 27899
(252) 946-5382
Grades: 6-12
| 50 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Durham's Performance Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 North Driver Street
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 560-9190
Grades: 9-12
| 173 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Horizons Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
332 Greenhaven Dr. Nw
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 726-3855
Grades: K-5
| 33 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Montgomery Learning Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
310 S Main
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 572-1161
Grades: 6-12
| 42 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
The Score Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Moss Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
(336) 634-3209
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #22 - 2922. - 29.
Yadkin Success Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
733 East Main Street
Yadkinville, NC 27055
(336) 679-4888
Grades: K-12
| 56 students
Rank: #3030.
Phillips High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1923 Milburnie Rd
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7710
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #3131.
Meadowbrook Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
817 Meadowbrook Drive
King, NC 27021
(336) 985-3224
Grades: 6-12
| 85 students
Rank: #3232.
The Community Learning Center @ Pinckney
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Pinckney Road
Carthage, NC 28327
(910) 947-2603
Grades: 7-12
| 57 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Commonwealth High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5112 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 899-4998
Grades: 9-12
| 257 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
The Oaks Academy
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2230 Airport Road
Marble, NC 28905
(828) 837-6775
Grades: 6-12
| 52 students
Rank: #3535.
Shaw Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
18700 Old Wire Road
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 276-0611
Grades: 6-12
| 39 students
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