Top 10 Best Tennessee Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 23 alternative public schools serving 868 students in Tennessee.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Tennessee are Union County Alternative Center, Elementary Middle Alternative and Barry Tatum Academy. 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 31%), and reading proficiency score of 10% (versus the 37% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Tennessee (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Union County Alternative Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
115 Wilson Ln, P. O. Box 607
Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 992-7747
Grades: 6-12
| 19 students
Rank: #22.
Elementary Middle Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
635 Main
Maynardville, TN 37807
(865) 745-0253
Grades: K-8
| 8 students
Rank: #33.
Barry Tatum Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
205 Stumpy Ln
Lebanon, TN 37090
(615) 453-3400
Grades: 6-12
| 42 students
Rank: #44.
R T Fisher Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
455 North Boyers
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-6558
Grades: K-12
| 115 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Ridgedale Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4600 Ridgedale Rd
Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 909-9099
Grades: 6-12
| 60 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Warren County Alternative Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
421 N. Spring St
Mcminnville, TN 37110
(931) 473-8723
Grades: 6-12
| 30 students
Rank: #77.
Smyrna West Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12619 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 904-3856
Grades: 6-12
| 78 students
Rank: #88.
Daniel Mckee Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2623 Halls Hill Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2282
Grades: 6-12
| 56 students
Rank: #99.
Parkview Prep Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
905 E. Chester St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 427-2841
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1010.
W.a. Bass Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5200 Delaware Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 298-3278
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Hamblen County Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
376 Snyder Rd
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 585-3785
Grades: K-12
| 56 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
White Plains Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
288 E. Main St
Cookeville, TN 38506
(931) 528-1847
Grades: K-12
| 91 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Johnson Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 2nd Ave South
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 749-3067
Grades: 5-12
| 44 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Richard Yoakley School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4415 Washington Pike
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 594-3790
Grades: 6-12
| 123 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Tipton County Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Bert Johnston Ave
Covington, TN 38019
(901) 475-3502
Grades: K-12
| 70 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Prep Academy
Alternative School
230 Ridley Dr
Jasper, TN 37347
(423) 805-9861
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Coffee County Koss Center
Alternative School
1756 Mcminnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-5189
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
East Lafollette Learning Academy
Alternative School
860 East Chestnut
La Follette, TN 37766
(423) 352-8006
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Greenbrier Alternative Learning Center
Alternative School
2851 Webb Creek Rd
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-8338
Grades: 6-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Jellico Learning Academy
Alternative School
141 High School Rd
Jellico, TN 37762
(423) 784-9455
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Parkway Academy
Alternative School
300 Cedar St
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 429-3908
Grades: 3-12
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pathways Alternative School
Alternative School
952 East Mckinney Ave
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-6655
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Siam Learning Center
Alternative School
2543 Siam Rd
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 547-4050
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Tennessee?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Tennessee include Union County Alternative Center, Elementary Middle Alternative and Barry Tatum Academy.
How many alternative public schools are located in Tennessee?
23 alternative public schools are located in Tennessee.
What is the racial composition of students in Tennessee?
Tennessee alternative public schools minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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