Top 10 Best Washington Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 313 alternative public schools serving 45,426 students in Washington.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Washington are Challenge Elementary School, International Community School and Northstar Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Washington alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 61% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Best Washington Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Challenge Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5409 228th St Sw
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 431-7157
Grades: K-6
| 331 students
Rank: #22.
International Community School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11133 Ne 65th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2380
Grades: 6-12
| 438 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Northstar Middle School
Alternative School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10903 Ne 53rd St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-1760
Grades: 6-8
| 90 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Stella Schola
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13505 Ne 75th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2475
Grades: 6-8
| 90 students
Rank: #3 - 53. - 5.
Tesla Stem High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4301 228th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2770
Grades: 9-12
| 605 students
Rank: #66.
Explorer Community School
Alternative School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7040 208th Ne
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2533
Grades: 1-5
| 71 students
Rank: #77.
Raisbeck Aviation High School
Alternative School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9229 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 631-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 410 students
Rank: #88.
Cam Academy
Alternative School
Math: 84% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
715 Nw Onsdorff Blvd.
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 885-6800
Grades: 3-12
| 522 students
Rank: #99.
Environmental & Adventure School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8040 Ne 132nd
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 936-2355
Grades: 6-8
| 139 students
Rank: #1010.
International School
Alternative School
Math: 80% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
445 128th Ave Se
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 456-6500
Grades: 6-12
| 578 students
Rank: #1111.
Maplewood Parent Coop
Alternative School
Math: 83% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8500 200th St Sw
Edmonds, WA 98026
(425) 431-7515
Grades: K-8
| 489 students
Rank: #1212.
Renaissance School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 228th Ave Ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-1544
Grades: 6-8
| 93 students
Rank: #1313.
Thornton Creek Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: 75% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7712 40th Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Discovery School
Alternative School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12801 84th Ne
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 936-2704
Grades: K-5
| 69 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
H.o.m.e. Program
Alternative School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2607 Jones Ave S
Renton, WA 98055
(425) 204-2520
Grades: K-12
| 131 students
Rank: #1616.
Kent Mountain View Academy
Alternative School
Math: 72% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
22420 Military Rd S
Seattle, WA 98198
(253) 373-7488
Grades: K-12
| 288 students
Rank: #1717.
Salmon Bay K-8 School
Alternative School
Math: 71% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1810 Nw 65 St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1720
Grades: K-8
| 647 students
Rank: #1818.
Bellevue Big Picture School
Alternative School
Math: 67% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
14844 Se 22nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 456-7800
Grades: 6-12
| 381 students
Rank: #1919.
Pathfinder K-8 School
Alternative School
Math: 68% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
5012 Sw Genesee St
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 252-9710
Grades: K-8
| 487 students
Rank: #2020.
Choice Academy
Alternative School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
18367 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98148
(206) 631-7630
Grades: 7-12
| 165 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Cascade K-8 Community School
Alternative School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Ne 200th
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 393-4180
Grades: K-8
| 224 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Home Education Exchange
Alternative School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Ne 200th
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 418-3388
Grades: K-10
| 135 students
Rank: #2323.
Tops K-8 School
Alternative School
Math: 65% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2500 Franklin Av E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 252-3510
Grades: PK-8
| 471 students
Rank: #2424.
Emerson K-12
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10903 Ne 53rd Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2311
Grades: K-12
| 60 students
Rank: #2525.
Eagle Harbor High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9530 Ne High School Rd
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 780-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 107 students
Rank: #2626.
Bryant Center
Alternative School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
N 910 Ash St
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 354-7810
Grades: PK-12
| 300 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Edmonds Heights K-12
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
23200 100th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 431-7840
Grades: K-12
| 528 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Parade
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
32302 Ne 50th St
Carnation, WA 98014
(206) 333-4370
Grades: PK-12
| 122 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Sequim Community School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 W. Alder
Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 582-3400
Grades: PK-12
| 136 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Snoqualmie Parent Partnership Program
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 E 3rd St
North Bend, WA 98045
(425) 831-4200
Grades: K-10
| 68 students
Rank: #3131.
Madrona Nongraded
Alternative School
Math: 56% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9300 236th St Sw
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 431-7979
Grades: PK-8
| 637 students
Rank: #3232.
Avanti High School
Alternative School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1113 Legion Way Se
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 596-7900
Grades: 9-12
| 138 students
Rank: #3333.
Vancouver Home Connection
Alternative School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 S Lieser Rd
Vancouver, WA 98668
(360) 313-4990
Grades: K-12
| 162 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Bremerton Home Link Program
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Rocky Point Rd
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 473-4200
Grades: K-8
| 30 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Family Link
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
20120 Vashon Hwy Sw
Vashon, WA 98070
(206) 463-9171
Grades: K-12
| 46 students
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