Top 10 Best Texas Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 814 alternative public schools serving 74,872 students in Texas.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Texas are Arlington Collegiate High School, Collegiate High School and Richards Sch 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 19% (versus the Texas public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Best Alternative Public Schools in Texas (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Arlington Collegiate High School
Alternative School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2224 Southeast Pkwy
Arlington, TX 76018
(817) 515-3550
Grades: 9-12
| 412 students
Rank: #22.
Collegiate High School
Alternative School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 Baldwin Blvd St Clair Bldg
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2425
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
Rank: #33.
Richards Sch For Young Women Leaders
Alternative School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2206 Prather Ln
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 414-3236
Grades: 6-12
| 895 students
Rank: #44.
Founders Classical Corinth - Upper School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3600 Meadowview Dr
Lewisville, TX 75029
(940) 321-1144
Grades: 7-12
| 417 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Elmer C Watson High School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5901 Hereford Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76179
(817) 238-7925
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Gateway Tech High School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2951 Williams Dr
Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 868-5299
Grades: 6-12
| 78 students
Rank: #77.
Calvin Nelms High School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20625 Clay Rd
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-8031
Grades: 9-12
| 153 students
Rank: #88.
Calvin Nelms Middle School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20625 Clay Rd
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-8031
Grades: 6-8
| 151 students
Rank: #99.
Midland Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 N Baird St
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 686-0003
Grades: K-8
| 363 students
Rank: #1010.
Triumph Public High Schools-el Paso East
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1599 George Dieter Dr
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 298-3637
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students
Rank: #1111.
Amarillo Collegiate Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6000 S Georgia
Lewisville, TX 75029
(806) 367-5447
Grades: K-12
| 461 students
Rank: #1212.
Coppell Classical Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
140 S Heartz Rd
Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 242-5864
Grades: K-5
| 368 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Premier H S Of Abilene
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3161 S 23rd St Ste 4
Lewisville, TX 75029
(325) 698-8111
Grades: 9-12
| 158 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Rosedale
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2117 W 49th St
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 414-3617
Grades: PK-12
| 166 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Clearfork Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7820 Hanger Cutoff Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(254) 644-9111
Grades: 8-12
| 19 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Hidalgo County Boot Camp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1711 N Bridge
Weslaco, TX 78599
(956) 969-4908
Grades: 9-10
| 10 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Leander Extended Opportunity
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 S W Dr
Leander, TX 78641
(512) 570-2230
Grades: 5-12
| 50 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Lubbock-cooper New Hope Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12011 Kenosha Ave
Lubbock, TX 79423
(806) 863-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Panola Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1110 Fm 10
Carthage, TX 75633
(903) 693-6355
Grades: 8-12
| 50 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Premier H S Of Granbury
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
833 Harbor Lake Dr
Lewisville, TX 75029
(817) 573-0435
Grades: 9-12
| 160 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Premier H S Of New Braunfels
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1928 S Seguin Ave Ste 100a
Lewisville, TX 75029
(830) 609-6606
Grades: 9-12
| 104 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Premier High School-austin South Campus
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1701 W Ben White Blvd No 100a
Lewisville, TX 75029
(512) 444-8442
Grades: 8-12
| 119 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Transforming Lives Cooperative (Tlc)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6101 Attwater
Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 229-6320
Grades: 8-9
| 9 students
Rank: #15 - 2415. - 24.
Van Zandt Co Youth Multi-service Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
323 E Garland St
Grand Saline, TX 75140
(903) 962-6292
Grades: 8-12
| 9 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Elvis J Ballew High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 E Hwy 83
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 354-2520
Grades: 11-12
| 66 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Premier H S Of Del Rio
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1701 Kings Way
Lewisville, TX 75029
(830) 298-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 68 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Alpha
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
919 Cloyd St
Magnolia, TX 77353
(281) 252-2265
Grades: 9-12
| 75 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Alter Impact Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4125b F M 967
Buda, TX 78610
(512) 268-8473
Grades: 5-12
| 85 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Alternative School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9600 Eagle Dr
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580
(281) 576-2221
Grades: 6-12
| 22 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Amador R Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2300 W Bus Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-3509
Grades: 8-10
| 8 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Anna Isd Daep
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 E 7th St
Anna, TX 75409
(972) 924-1000
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Austin Oaks
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1407 W Stassney Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 444-4835
Grades: 4-12
| 19 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Azleway - Big Sandy
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1085 Private Rd 3481
Big Sandy, TX 75755
(903) 565-6801
Grades: 8-12
| 21 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Azleway - Willow Bend
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2902 Hwy 31 E
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 565-6801
Grades: 7-12
| 8 students
Rank: #27 - 10027. - 100.
Bill Logue Detention Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2601 Gholson Rd
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 754-0803
Grades: 8-11
| 17 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Texas?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Texas include Arlington Collegiate High School, Collegiate High School and Richards Sch For Young Women Leaders.
How many alternative public schools are located in Texas?
814 alternative public schools are located in Texas.
What is the racial composition of students in Texas?
Texas alternative public schools minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public schools average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

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