Top 10 Best Wisconsin Alternative Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 97 alternative public schools serving 5,639 students in Wisconsin.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Wisconsin are New Horizons For Learning, Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee and Bay View. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wisconsin alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Wisconsin Alternative Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    New Horizons For Learning Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1701 E Capitol Dr
    Milwaukee, WI 53211
    (414) 963-6921

    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4610 W State St
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 461-9561

    Grades: 9-12 | 62 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Bay View Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    325 N Roosevelt St
    Green Bay, WI 54301
    (920) 448-2150

    Grades: PK-12 | 48 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Groppi High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1312 N 27th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 934-8200

    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Mckinley Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1010 Huron St
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    (920) 686-4700

    Grades: 9-12 | 54 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    North Star Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    700 S 1st St
    Cameron, WI 54822
    (715) 458-4560

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Northeast Wisconsin Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    400 Michigan Ave
    Oconto, WI 54153
    (920) 834-7814

    Grades: 5-12 | 31 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Portage Academy Of Achievement Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    117 W Franklin St
    Portage, WI 53901
    (608) 745-0887

    Grades: 9-12 | 26 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Robert Kupper Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1310 Townline Rd
    Tomah, WI 54660
    (608) 374-7020

    Grades: PK-12 | 41 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Second Avenue School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    721 Oxford Ave
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
    (715) 852-6901

    Grades: 4-12 | 9 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Sparta Alternative Independent Learning School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    201 E Franklin St
    Sparta, WI 54656
    (608) 269-3151

    Grades: 9-12 | 24 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Transition High School Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1940 N 36th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 212-2670

    Grades: 9-12 | 183 students
  • Rank: #2-132.- 13.
    Waukesha East Alternative School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1150 Whiterock Ave
    Waukesha, WI 53186
    (262) 970-4355

    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Walden Iii High School Alternative School
    Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1012 Center St
    Racine, WI 53403
    (262) 664-6250

    Grades: 6-12 | 525 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Shabazz-city High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1601 N Sherman Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-2440

    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Jedi Virtual K-12 Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1221 Innovation Dr, Ste 205
    Whitewater, WI 53190
    (262) 473-1469

    Grades: PK-12 | 127 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2607 N 18th St
    Wausau, WI 54403
    (715) 261-2490

    Grades: 6-12 | 71 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Assata High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3517 W Courtland Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53209
    (414) 345-6113

    Grades: 9-12 | 113 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Care Concerned About Reaching Everyone Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2000 Polk St
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    (715) 345-5620

    Grades: 7-9 | 16 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Charles F Fernandez Center Alternative Learning Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1025 Clark St
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    (715) 345-5592

    Grades: 9-12 | 66 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Don Smith Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 E Burnett St
    Beaver Dam, WI 53916
    (920) 885-7423

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Insight School Of Wisconsin High School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4709 Dale-curtin Dr
    Mc Farland, WI 53558
    (608) 838-9482

    Grades: 9-12 | 49 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Mckinley Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1266 Mckinley Rd
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
    (715) 852-6900

    Grades: 6-12 | 158 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Milwaukee County Correctional Facility South Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    8885 S 68th St
    Franklin, WI 53132
    (414) 427-4704

    Grades: 9-12 | 51 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Nova-northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2320 W Burleigh St
    Milwaukee, WI 53206
    (414) 874-0283

    Grades: 9-12 | 117 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Plank Road Complex Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10201 W Watertown Plank Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    (414) 257-7128

    Grades: K-12 | 64 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    River Cities High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2390 48th St S
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
    (715) 424-6798

    Grades: 9-12 | 82 students
  • Rank: #18-2818.- 28.
    Shalom High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1749 N 16th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53205
    (414) 933-5019

    Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Grandview High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2745 S 13th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53215
    (414) 672-1168

    Grades: 9-12 | 239 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Hillcrest School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4616 24th St
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    (262) 359-6118

    Grades: 6-12 | 95 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Lad Lake Synergy School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2820 W Grant St
    Milwaukee, WI 53215
    (414) 647-1771

    Grades: 6-12 | 59 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Prairie Phoenix Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    160 South St
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    (608) 834-6900

    Grades: 10-12 | 88 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    Project Stay-supporting Teachers And Youth Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    609 N 8th St
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414) 298-9300

    Grades: 9-12 | 252 students
  • Rank: #29-3429.- 34.
    West Allis-west Milwaukee Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7815 W Lapham St
    Milwaukee, WI 53214
    (414) 604-4210

    Grades: 9-12 | 162 students
  • Rank: #35-4035.- 40.
    Beloit Learning Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1033 Woodward Ave
    Beloit, WI 53511
    (608) 361-4300

    Grades: 6-12 | 185 students
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