Top 10 Best Tennessee Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 19 alternative public schools serving 1,301 students in Tennessee.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Tennessee are Elementary Middle Alternative, Union County Alternative Center and Daniel Mckee Alternative School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Tennessee alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 7% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 8% (versus the 35% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Best Tennessee Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Elementary Middle Alternative
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
635 Main
Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 745-0253
Grades: 5-8
| 9 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Union County Alternative Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
115 Wilson Ln
Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 992-7747
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
Rank: #33.
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2623 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2282
Grades: 7-12
| 47 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Smyrna West Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3856
Grades: 7-12
| 64 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
5200 Delaware Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-3278
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: #66.
Ridgedale Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4600 Ridgedale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 909-9099
Grades: 1-12
| 79 students
Rank: #7 - 107. - 10.
Parkview Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
905 E Chester St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 427-2841
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #7 - 107. - 10.
Richard Yoakley School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4415 Washington Pike
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 594-3790
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #7 - 107. - 10.
Tipton County Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Bert Johnston Ave
Covington, TN 38019
(901) 475-3502
Grades: 1-12
| 71 students
Rank: #7 - 107. - 10.
White Plains Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
288 E Main St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 528-1847
Grades: 2-12
| 74 students
Rank: #1111.
R T Fisher Alternative
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
455 North Boyers
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-6558
Grades: 1-12
| 114 students
Rank: #1212.
Martin Luther King Transition Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤1% | Reading: 3%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1591 Pennsylvania
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 416-7884
Grades: K-12
| 553 students
Central Prep Academy
Alternative School
230 Ridley Dr
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 805-9861
Grades: 10
| 1 students
Greenbrier Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
2851 Webb Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-8338
Grades: 11
| 4 students
Hamblen County Alternative School
Alternative School
Math: <50%
376 Snyder Rd
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 585-3785
Grades: 3-12
| 29 students
Parkway Academy
Alternative School
300 Cedar St
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 429-3908
Grades: 2-11
| 12 students
Siam Learning Center
Alternative School
2543 Siam Rd
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 547-4050
Grades: 8-12
| 9 students
Transitions At Bass
Alternative School
5200 Delaware Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-3278
Grades: 10-12
| 18 students
Warren County Alternative Academy
Alternative School
421 N Spring St
Mcminnville, TN 37110
(931) 473-8723
Grades: 6-12
| 19 students

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