Top 10 Best Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 126 alternative public schools serving 2,251 students in Virginia.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Virginia are Mountain View High School, Carver College And Career Academy and Richmond Alternative School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Virginia alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Virginia public school average of 72%), and reading proficiency score of 75% (versus the 80% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 51% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Mountain View High School Alternative School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5775 Spindle Ct
    Centreville, VA 20121
    (703) 227-2316

    Grades: 9-12 | 286 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Carver College And Career Academy Alternative School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    12400 Branders Bridge Road
    Chester, VA 23831
    (804) 768-6156

    Grades: 9-12 | 251 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Richmond Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    119 West Leigh Street
    Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 780-4388

    Grades: 6-12 | 983 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Fairfax County Adult High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4105 Whitacre Rd, Room T108
    Fairfax, VA 22032
    (703) 503-6407

    Grades: 9-12 | 229 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Bryant High School Alternative School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2709 Popkins Ln
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    (703) 660-2001

    Grades: 7-12 | 365 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Yvonne B. Miller High School Alternative School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 E. Main Street, Floor 20
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 371-0700

    Grades: 6-12 | 137 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Crater Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6102 County Dr.
    Disputanta, VA 23842
    (804) 732-3803

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Highlands Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2105 Shakesville Road
    Bristol, VA 24203
    (276) 466-7817

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Fairfax Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10650 Page Ave.
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 246-2915

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Richmond Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 N. 17th St.
    Richmond, VA 23219
    (804) 646-3470

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2512 George Mason Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    (757) 468-8960

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1212.
    W.w. Moore Junior Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    603 Colquhoun St.
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 773-8170

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9700 Krause Rd.
    Chesterfield, VA 23832
    (804) 706-2160

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Middle Peninsula Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9300 Merrimac Trail
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 887-0225

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Newport News Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    228 25th St.
    Newport News, VA 23607
    (757) 926-7352

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Prince William Juvenile Detention Home Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    14873 Dumfries Rd.
    Manassas, VA 22111
    (703) 791-3181

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #1717.
    Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1260 Security Ln.
    Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 892-3310

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Academy 360 Alternative School
    13900 Hull Street Road
    Midlothian, VA 23112
    (804) 768-6165

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Academy At Virginia Randolph Alternative School
    Magnet School
    2204 Mountain Rd
    Glen Allen, VA 23060
    (804) 261-5085

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Academy Of Engineering And Technology Alternative School
    801 N King Street
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (571) 252-1018

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    The Academy Of International Studies At Rosemont Alternative School
    Magnet School
    1330 Branch Rd.
    Norfolk, VA 23513
    (757) 852-4610

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Achievement Integrity And Maturity Alternative School
    C/o Kathryn Salerno, 2709 Popk
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    (703) 660-2064

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Adult & Career Education Center Alternative School
    141 Goode Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    (434) 799-6471

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Adult Education Center Alternative School
    201 East Nine Mile Road
    Henrico, VA 23075
    (804) 328-4095

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Adult Learning Center Alternative School
    4160 Virginia Beach Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    (757) 648-6050

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alc At Bryant Alternative School
    2709 Popkins Ln
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    (703) 660-2101

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alc At Burke Alternative School
    Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake
    Marshall, VA 20115
    (703) 426-7300

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alc At Montrose Alternative School
    6525 Montrose St
    Alexandria, VA 22312
    (703) 658-5800

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alc At Mountain View Alternative School
    5775 Spindle Ct
    Centreville, VA 20121
    (571) 522-6840

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Altern Ed Prgm/behav Disord Youth/montgomery Alternative School
    C/o Montgomery Co Public Schls
    Christiansburg, VA 24073
    (540) 381-6116

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alternative Education Center Alternative School
    254 Monroe Drive
    Stanardsville, VA 22973
    (434) 939-9004

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alternative Education Center Alternative School
    175 Mayfield Drive
    Skipwith, VA 23968
    (434) 738-6111

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Alternative Education Center Alternative School
    4484 Catlett Road
    Midland, VA 22728
    (540) 422-7390

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Aspire Academy Alternative School
    2020 Westwood Ave
    Richmond, VA 23230
    (804) 780-7911

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Rank: #18-12618.- 126.
    Bedford County Alternative Education Center Alternative School
    600 Edmund Street
    Bedford, VA 24523
    (540) 586-1270

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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