Top 10 Best North Carolina Alternative Public Elementary Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 53 alternative public elementary schools serving 3,737 students in North Carolina.
The top ranked alternative public elementary schools in North Carolina are Gaston Virtual Academy, Mcdowell and Career Readiness Academy At Mosley Plc. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina alternative public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 16% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 53% (majority Black).

Best North Carolina Alternative Public Elementary Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Gaston Virtual Academy Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    366 W Garrison Blvd
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (919) 807-3491

    Grades: 6-8 | 26 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Mcdowell Alternative School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    176 Lukin St
    Marion, NC 28752
    (828) 652-1040

    Grades: 6-12 | 279 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Career Readiness Academy At Mosley Plc Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3702 Princess Place Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    (910) 251-6161

    Grades: 6-12 | 110 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Bridges School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    140 Vashti Dr
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 808-3040

    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Central Davie Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    160 Campbell Road
    Mocksville, NC 27028
    (336) 751-5712

    Grades: 6-12 | 15 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    The Oaks Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2230 Airport Road
    Marble, NC 28905
    (828) 837-6775

    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Performance Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    133 Stonecrest Circle Sw
    Concord, NC 28027
    (704) 795-7074

    Grades: 6-12 | 109 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Meadowbrook Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    817 Meadowbrook Drive
    King, NC 27021
    (336) 985-3224

    Grades: 6-12 | 85 students
  • Rank: #9-169.- 16.
    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: #9-169.- 16.
    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: #9-169.- 16.
    North Whiteville Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    310 S Martin Luther King Jr Av
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 914-4161

    Grades: 6-12 | 27 students
  • Rank: #9-169.- 16.
    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: #9-169.- 16.
    Shaw Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    18700 Old Wire Road
    Laurinburg, NC 28352
    (910) 276-0611

    Grades: 6-12 | 39 students
  • Rank: #9-169.- 16.
    South Providence Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 South Providence Street
    Waxhaw, NC 28173
    (704) 290-1580

    Grades: 6-12 | 58 students
  • Rank: #9-169.- 16.
    Tar River Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    224 S. Pearl Street
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    (252) 451-2875

    Grades: K-12 | 64 students
  • Rank: #9-169.- 16.
    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: #1717.
    Brunswick County Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1109 Old Ocean Highway
    Bolivia, NC 28422
    (910) 754-9593

    Grades: 6-12 | 133 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Davidson County High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2061 E Holly Grove Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1459

    Grades: 6-12 | 92 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    B C Ed Technical Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    820 North Bridge St
    Washington, NC 27899
    (252) 946-5382

    Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
  • Rank: #20-2420.- 24.
    Hallyburton Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    205 South Main Street
    Drexel, NC 28619
    (828) 437-4184

    Grades: 6-12 | 105 students
  • Rank: #20-2420.- 24.
    Henderson County Career Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Dr. Molly Parkhill Building, 3
    Flat Rock, NC 28731
    (828) 697-4629

    Grades: 6-12 | 187 students
  • Rank: #20-2420.- 24.
    J W Turlington School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    116 W Prospect Ave
    Raeford, NC 28376
    (910) 875-2583

    Grades: 6-12 | 38 students
  • Rank: #20-2420.- 24.
    Jackson County School Of Alternatives Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3770 Skyland Drive
    Sylva, NC 28779
    (828) 586-4328

    Grades: K-12 | 90 students
  • Rank: #20-2420.- 24.
    Rutherford Opportunity Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    140 Old Caroleen Road
    Forest City, NC 28043
    (828) 248-5294

    Grades: 6-12 | 107 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Bragg Street Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    504 Bragg Street
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 775-2686

    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Center For Innovative Learning Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3144 Webb School Rd
    Oxford, NC 27565
    (919) 690-2300

    Grades: K-12 | 6 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Gateway School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1889 Dudley Shoals Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    (828) 396-8373

    Grades: 6-12 | 63 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Henderson High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1215 North Main St
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    (704) 639-3134

    Grades: 6-12 | 71 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    J. C. Roe Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2875 Worth Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28412
    (910) 395-4472

    Grades: 6-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Lake Forest Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1802 S 15th Street
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 772-2515

    Grades: K-8 | 47 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Lenoir County Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2529 Cedar Dell Lane, Haigler-
    Kinston, NC 28504
    (252) 527-4264

    Grades: PK-12 | 61 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Main Street Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2700 S Main Street
    Winston Salem, NC 27127
    (336) 703-4185

    Grades: 6-12 | 51 students
  • Rank: #25-3325.- 33.
    Ray Street Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    609 Ray Street
    Graham, NC 27253
    (336) 570-6644

    Grades: K-12 | 85 students
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Mount Vernon Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5418 Chapel Hill Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919) 233-4313

    Grades: K-8 | 99 students
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Pressly School Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    222 Knox St
    Statesville, NC 28677
    (704) 872-7606

    Grades: K-12 | 122 students
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