Top 10 Best Texas Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 851 alternative public schools serving 75,499 students in Texas.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Texas are Arlington Collegiate High School, Collegiate High School and Richards School For Young Women Leaders. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Texas alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Best Texas Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Arlington Collegiate High School
Alternative School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2224 Southeast Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76018
(817) 515-3550
Grades: 9-12
| 404 students
Rank: #22.
Collegiate High School
Alternative School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
101 Baldwin Coles Building Roo
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2425
Grades: 9-12
| 399 students
Rank: #33.
Richards School For Young Women Leaders
Alternative School
Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2206 Prather Ln
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 414-3236
Grades: 6-12
| 827 students
Rank: #44.
Mercedes Early College Academy
Alternative School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
837 S Ohio
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 514-5180
Grades: 9-12
| 400 students
Rank: #55.
Corinth Classical Upper School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 78% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 Point Vista Dr Ste 518
Lewisville, TX 75029
(940) 321-1144
Grades: 8-9
| 135 students
Rank: #66.
James M Steele High School
Alternative School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
606 N Walnut
Roanoke, TX 76262
(817) 698-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 144 students
Rank: #77.
Calvin Nelms Middle School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
20625 Clay Rd
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-8031
Grades: 6-8
| 147 students
Rank: #88.
Alicia R Chacon
Alternative School
Math: 77% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
221 Prado Rd
El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 434-9200
Grades: K-8
| 777 students
Rank: #99.
Calvin Nelms High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20625 Clay Rd
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-8031
Grades: 9-12
| 164 students
Rank: #1010.
Texas Serenity Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 67% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8787 N Houston Rosslyn Rd
Houston, TX 77060
(281) 820-9540
Grades: K-8
| 363 students
Rank: #1111.
Amarillo Collegiate Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 63% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
6000 S Georgia
Lewisville, TX 75029
(806) 367-5447
Grades: K-12
| 481 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Alice Carlson Applied Lrn Center
Alternative School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3320 W Cantey St
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 815-5700
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Coppell Classical Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
140 S Heartz Rd
Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 242-5864
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #1414.
Boulevard Heights
Alternative School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5100 El Campo
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 814-6400
Grades: K-12
| 50 students
Rank: #1515.
Midland Academy Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 N Baird St
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 686-0003
Grades: PK-8
| 413 students
Rank: #1616.
Premier H S Of New Braunfels
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1928 S Seguin Ave Ste 100a
Lewisville, TX 75029
(830) 609-6606
Grades: 9-12
| 103 students
Rank: #1717.
Heritage Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8750 Fourwinds Dr
San Antonio, TX 78239
(210) 510-4640
Grades: 7-8
| 34 students
Rank: #1818.
Bramlette Steam Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 59% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
111 Tupelo
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 803-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #1919.
Heritage Academy Of San Antonio
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8750 Fourwinds Dr
San Antonio, TX 78239
(210) 510-4640
Grades: 5-6
| 37 students
Rank: #2020.
Southwest Schools Bissonnet El Campus
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8440 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 988-5839
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Developmental Center
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
611 N Ross
Mexia, TX 76667
(254) 562-4023
Grades: 5-12
| 24 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Rosedale
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2117 W 49th St
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 414-3617
Grades: PK-12
| 232 students
Rank: #21 - 2321. - 23.
Whispering Hills Achievement Center
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4110 Fm 609
Flatonia, TX 78941
(361) 865-2941
Grades: 1-12
| 18 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Excel H S Of Choice
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1005 W Fairmont Building B
Longview, TX 75608
(903) 295-6753
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Fred Moore High School
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
815 Cross Timbers St
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 369-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 49 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Graduation Prep Academy Lanier
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1201 Payton Gin Rd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 414-2896
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Premier H S Of North Houston
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14314 Walters Rd
Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 316-3663
Grades: 9-12
| 100 students
Rank: #24 - 2824. - 28.
Premier H S Of Palmview
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
406 W Veterans Blvd
Lewisville, TX 75029
(956) 584-8458
Grades: 9-12
| 136 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Premier H S Of Texarkana
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3448 Summerhill Rd
Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 316-3663
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
University High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2700 University Dr
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 751-4553
Grades: 9-12
| 22 students
Rank: #3131.
Gateway Technical High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2951 Williams Dr
Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 868-5299
Grades: 9-12
| 102 students
Rank: #32 - 8032. - 80.
Aldine Education Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1617 Lauder Rd
Houston, TX 77039
(281) 985-6264
Grades: 3-12
| n/a students
Rank: #32 - 8032. - 80.
Alter School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1373 Cr 2377
Alba, TX 75410
(903) 768-2472
Grades: 11-12
| 3 students
Rank: #32 - 8032. - 80.
Ami Kids Rio Grande Valley (fka Rgmi)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Route 3 Box 337
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
Rank: #32 - 8032. - 80.
Andrews Education Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
405 N W 3rd St
Andrews, TX 79714
(432) 523-3640
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
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