Top 10 Best Wisconsin Alternative Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 98 alternative public schools serving 5,639 students in Wisconsin.
The top ranked alternative public schools in Wisconsin are Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee, Copper Lake School and Don Smith Learning Academy. 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 42%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 41% 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).

Best Wisconsin Alternative Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Banner Preparatory School Of Milwaukee
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4610 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 461-9561
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Copper Lake School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
W4380 Copper Lake Ave
Irma, WI 54442
(262) 878-5800
Grades: 7-12
| 18 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Don Smith Learning Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 E Burnett St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(920) 885-7423
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Groppi High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1312 N 27th St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 934-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 140 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Innovative & Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 E Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4235
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Mckinley Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1010 Huron St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 686-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 54 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Norris Academy Virtual School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
W247s10395 Centr Dr
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 662-5911
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
North Star Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 S 1st St
Cameron, WI 54822
(715) 458-4560
Grades: 9-12
| 40 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Plank Road Complex
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10201 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 257-7128
Grades: K-12
| 64 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Portage Academy Of Achievement
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
117 W Franklin St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 745-0887
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
River Cities High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2390 48th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(715) 424-6798
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Robert Kupper Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1310 Townline Rd
Tomah, WI 54660
(608) 374-7020
Grades: PK-12
| 41 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
South Accelerated Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1515 W Lapham Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 773-9858
Grades: 9-12
| 68 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Sparta Alternative Independent Learning School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 E Franklin St
Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-3151
Grades: 9-12
| 24 students
Rank: #1 - 151. - 15.
Waukesha East Alternative School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1150 Whiterock Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-4355
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students
Rank: #1616.
Cameron Academy Of Virtual Education
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
750 S 1st Street
Cameron, WI 54822
(715) 458-4560
Grades: PK-12
| 82 students
Rank: #1717.
Walden Iii High School
Alternative School
Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1012 Center St
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 664-6250
Grades: 6-12
| 525 students
Rank: #1818.
Jedi Virtual K-12
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1221 Innovation Dr, Ste 205
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 473-1469
Grades: PK-12
| 127 students
Rank: #1919.
Shabazz-city High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1601 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-2440
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students
Rank: #2020.
Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2607 N 18th St
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 261-2490
Grades: 6-12
| 71 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Assata High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3517 W Courtland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 345-6113
Grades: 9-12
| 113 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Care Concerned About Reaching Everyone
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Polk St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5620
Grades: 7-9
| 16 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Catalyst Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
709 S Shawano St
New London, WI 54961
(920) 982-8686
Grades: 7-12
| 29 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Charles F Fernandez Center Alternative Learning
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 Clark St
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5592
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Hillcrest School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4616 24th St
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 359-6118
Grades: 6-12
| 95 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Lincoln Hills School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
W4380 Copper Lake Ave
Irma, WI 54442
(715) 536-8386
Grades: 6-12
| 102 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Mckinley Charter School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1266 Mckinley Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 852-6900
Grades: 6-12
| 158 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Nova-northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2320 W Burleigh St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
(414) 874-0283
Grades: 9-12
| 117 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Prairie Phoenix Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
160 South St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-6900
Grades: 10-12
| 88 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Shalom High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1749 N 16th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 933-5019
Grades: 9-12
| 119 students
Rank: #21 - 3121. - 31.
Transition High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1940 N 36th St
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 212-2670
Grades: 9-12
| 183 students
Rank: #3232.
Project Stay-supporting Teachers And Youth
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
609 N 8th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 298-9300
Grades: 9-12
| 252 students
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Capital High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1045 E Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4220
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #33 - 3733. - 37.
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: #33 - 3733. - 37.
Insight School Of Wisconsin High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4709 Dale-curtin Dr
Mc Farland, WI 53558
(608) 838-9482
Grades: 9-12
| 49 students
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