Top 5 Best Pennsylvania Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 6 alternative public schools serving 178 students in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania alternative public schools have a diversity score of 0.54, which is less than the Pennsylvania public school average of 0.57.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Pennsylvania (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: n/an/a
Danville Ctr Adolescent Female
Alternative School
13 Kirkbride Drive
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 271-4751
Grades: 7-12
| 26 students
Rank: n/an/a
Loysville Youth Dev Center
Alternative School
Loysville Complex, 10 Opportun
Loysville, PA 17047
(717) 789-5529
Grades: 5-12
| 51 students
Rank: n/an/a
North Central Secure Trmnt Unt
Alternative School
210 Clinic Rd
Danville, PA 17821
(570) 271-4710
Grades: 7-12
| 36 students
Rank: n/an/a
South Mountain Secure Trmnt Un
Alternative School
10056 South Mountain Rd
South Mountain, PA 17261
(717) 749-4511
Grades: 7-12
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
Youth Forestry Camp #2
Alternative School
Hickory Run State Park
White Haven, PA 18661
(570) 443-9524
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
Youth Forestry Camp #3
Alternative School
Trough Creek State Park
James Creek, PA 16657
(814) 658-3492
Grades: 7-12
| 30 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many alternative public schools are located in Pennsylvania?
6 alternative public schools are located in Pennsylvania.
What is the racial composition of students in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania alternative public schools minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Pennsylvania public schools average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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