Top 10 Best West Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 33 alternative public schools serving 321 students in West Virginia.
The top ranked alternative public schools in West Virginia are Gateway Achievement Center, Harrison County Evolution High School and Mason County School For Success. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
West Virginia alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the West Virginia public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the West Virginia public school average of 10% (majority Black).

Top West Virginia Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-41.-4.
    Gateway Achievement Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    37 Oak Ave
    Moundsville, WV 26041
    (304) 843-4526

    Grades: 8-12 | 22 students
  • Rank: #1-41.-4.
    Harrison County Evolution High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1349 Shinnston Pk
    Clarksburg, WV 26301
    (304) 326-7560

    Grades: 9-12 | 25 students
  • Rank: #1-41.-4.
    Mason County School For Success Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    758 Scenic Drive
    Point Pleasant, WV 25550
    (304) 773-5539

    Grades: 8-12 | 14 students
  • Rank: #1-41.-4.
    Randolph County Alternative Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1425 South Davis Avenue
    Elkins, WV 26241
    (304) 636-9156

    Grades: 7-12 | 7 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Cabell Alternative School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2800 5th Ave
    Huntington, WV 25702
    (304) 528-5060

    Grades: 6-12 | 52 students
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Harrison County Evolution Middle School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1349 Shinnston Pk
    Clarksburg, WV 26301
    (304) 326-7560

    Grades: 6-8 | 15 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Chandler Academy Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 School Street
    Charleston, WV 25312
    (304) 348-6133

    Grades: 1-12 | 174 students
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Anthony Center Alternative School
    Hc 70 Route 92, Box N-1
    White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
    (304) 536-4151

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Barboursville School Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    1535 Martha Road
    Barboursville, WV 25504
    (304) 736-0915

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Barnes Learning Center (alc) Alternative School
    100 Naomi Street
    Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 367-2127

    Grades: PK-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Beckley Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    4712 Robert C. Byrd Drive
    Beckley, WV 25801
    (304) 250-6570

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Bluefield Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    2002 Stadium Drive
    Bluefield, WV 24702
    (304) 325-2481

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Board Of Child Care Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    715 Brown Road
    Charleston, WV 25305
    (304) 274-3688

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Burlington Center Alternative School
    Reading: ≤20%
    161 Hope Lane
    Burlington, WV 26710
    (304) 289-6018

    Grades: 1-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Davis Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    141 Forestry Camp Road
    Davis, WV 26260
    (304) 259-5252

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Davis-stuart School Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    163 Cottage Drive
    Lewisburg, WV 24901
    (304) 647-5577

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    1 Lory Place
    Julian, WV 25529
    (304) 369-2987

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Elkins Mountain School Alternative School
    Reading: ≤20%
    100 Bell Street
    Elkins, WV 26241
    (304) 637-0313

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Fairmont Youth Academy Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    #5 Crosswind Drive
    Fairmont, WV 26554
    (304) 363-3406

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Gene Sparado Regional Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: PS%
    106 Martin Drive
    Mount Hope, WV 25880
    (304) 877-6904

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    J.m. Chick Buckbee Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: PS%
    1 Jerry Lane
    Augusta, WV 26704
    (304) 496-1369

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    James H. Tiger Morton Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    60 Manfred Holland Way
    Dunbar, WV 25064
    (304) 766-3502

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    907 Mission Drive
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    (304) 420-4862

    Grades: 7-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Mineral County Alternative Program Alternative School
    89 Baker Place
    Keyser, WV 26726
    (304) 788-4213

    Grades: 6-11 | 12 students
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Mingo County Extended Learning Center Alternative School
    165 Bulldog Blvd
    Delbarton, WV 25670
    (304) 475-3347

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Northern Reg. Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    1000 Chapline Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
    (304) 233-9506

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Pressley Ridge At Grant Gardens Alternative School
    Reading: ≤20%
    2580 Grant Gardens Road
    Ona, WV 25545
    (304) 743-3615

    Grades: 8-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Pressley Ridge At Laurel Park Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    591 Pressley Ridge Road
    Clarksburg, WV 26301
    (304) 363-3406

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Princeton Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    300 N. Johnston Street
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 487-3138

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Robert L. Shell Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    2 O'hanlon Place
    Barboursville, WV 25504
    (304) 733-2069

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Sam Perdue Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    843 Shelter Road
    Princeton, WV 24740
    (304) 425-4689

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Vicki Douglas Juvenile Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    900 Emmett Rousch Drive
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    (304) 267-0167

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #8-338.- 33.
    Wv Childrens Home Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    109 Maple Street
    Elkins, WV 26241
    (304) 637-0278

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a student
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