Top 10 Best Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 126 alternative public schools serving 848 students in Virginia.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Virginia are Richmond Alternative, Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Home and Middle Peninsula Juvenile Detention Home. 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 55% (versus the Virginia public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 70% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public school average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Richmond Alternative
Alternative School
Math: 65% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
119 West Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-4388
Grades: 6-12
| 142 students
Rank: #22.
Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
275 Wyche Rd.
Stafford, VA 22555
(540) 658-1481
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Middle Peninsula Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9300 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 887-0225
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Tidewater Juvenile Detention Home - Chesapeake
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
420 Albemarle Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-6788
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
W.w. Moore Jr. Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
603 Colquhoun St.
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 773-8170
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #66.
Bryant High School
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2709 Popkins Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 660-2001
Grades: 9-12
| 140 students
Rank: #77.
Yvonne B. Miller High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
600 E. Main Street, Floor 20
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-0700
Grades: 6-12
| 61 students
Rank: #88.
Mountain View High School
Alternative School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5775 Spindle Ct
Centreville, VA 20121
(703) 227-2316
Grades: 9-12
| 153 students
Rank: #99.
Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2512 George Mason Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 468-8960
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #1010.
Carver College And Career Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
12400 Branders Bridge Road
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 768-6156
Grades: 9-12
| 210 students
Rank: #1111.
Fairfax County Adult High School
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6815 Edsall Rd, Suite 211
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 658-2740
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
Rank: n/an/a
Academies Of Loudoun
Alternative School
42075 Loudoun Academy Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
(571) 252-1980
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Academy 360
Alternative School
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 768-6165
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Academy At Virginia Randolph
Alternative School
2204 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 261-5085
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Achievement Integrity And Maturity
Alternative School
C/o Kathryn Salerno, 2709 Popk
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 660-2064
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Adult & Career Education Center
Alternative School
141 Goode Street
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 799-6471
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Adult Education Center
Alternative School
201 East Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
(804) 328-4095
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Adult Learning Ctr.
Alternative School
5100 Cleveland Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 648-6050
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc At Bryant
Alternative School
2709 Popkins Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 660-2101
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc At Burke
Alternative School
9645 Burke Lake Road
Marshall, VA 20115
(703) 426-7300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc At Montrose
Alternative School
6525 Montrose St
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 658-5800
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc At Mountain View
Alternative School
5775 Spindle Ct
Centreville, VA 20121
(571) 522-6840
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
C/o Montgomery Co Public Schls
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-6116
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
6825 Skipwith Road
Skipwith, VA 23968
(434) 738-6111
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
254 Monroe Drive
Stanardsville, VA 22973
(434) 939-9004
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Alternative Education Ctr.
Alternative School
4484 Catlett Road
Midland, VA 22728
(540) 422-7390
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
5937 Cove Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
(540) 562-3700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Bedford County Alternative Education Center
Alternative School
600 Edmund Street
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-1270
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Home
Alternative School
Reading: ≥50%
195 Peregory Ln.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 951-9340
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Breaking Barriers Alternative Ed/henry Co
Alternative School
340 Ridgedale Drive
Collinsville, VA 24078
(540) 634-4717
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Campus At Lee
Alternative School
1646 Briarfield Road
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-1327
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Carl B. Hutcherson Building
Alternative School
2401 High Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(434) 515-5180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Carroll County Educational Center
Alternative School
205 Oak Street
Hillsville, VA 24343
(276) 728-9055
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Carroll/galax/joy Ranch Reg Alternative Ed
Alternative School
C/o Carrol Co Public Schls, 60
Hillsville, VA 24343
(540) 728-3191
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Center For Diversified Studies
Alternative School
2204 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 261-5058
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in Virginia?
The top ranked alternative public schools in Virginia include Richmond Alternative, Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Home and Middle Peninsula Juvenile Detention Home.
How many alternative public schools are located in Virginia?
126 alternative public schools are located in Virginia.
What is the racial composition of students in Virginia?
Virginia alternative public schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Virginia public schools average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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