Best Alternative Schools in Wisconsin 2022: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best alternative schools in Wisconsin. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top alternative schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Alternative Schools Wisconsin

Best Public & Private Alternative Schools in Wisconsin for 2022



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1Wisconsin Resource Center0812PO Box 16Winnebago0.1000000
2Winnebago Mental Health InstitutionPK12PO Box 9Winnebago1.2000000
3Central Wisconsin CenterPK12317 Knutson DrMadison1.5000000
4Vel R Phillips SchoolKG1210201 W Watertown Plank RdWauwatosa1.9000000
5Washington Street School0612735 S Main StWest Bend2.0000000
6Youth Services Center0412210 E US Highway 14Janesville2.3000000
7Juvenile DetentionKG121500 Strongs AveStevens Point2.5000000
9Norris Academy Virtual SchoolKG12W247S10395 Centr DrMukwonago3.3000000
10Riverview School0612222 Maple AveWaukesha3.4000000
11Grow Academy06124986 County Road MOregon4.0000000
13Hillcrest School06124616 24th StKenosha5.0000000
14McKinley Academy09121002 E Cedar AveManitowoc5.8000000
15Innovative & Alternative High09121045 E Dayton StMadison5.9000000
17Mendota Mental Health InstitutionPK12301 Troy DrMadison6.3000000
18Racine Alternative LearningKG123109 Mount Pleasant StRacine6.3000000
19Bay ViewPK12325 N Roosevelt StGreen Bay6.4000000
20Lincoln Hills School0612W4380 Copper Lake AveIrma6.8000000
22Milwaukee County Youth Education Center0612949 N 9th StMilwaukee7.3000000
23Robert Ellsworth Correctional Center121221425-A Spring StUnion Grove7.5000000
24Metro School0412545 W Dayton StMadison8.0000000
25Waukesha East Alternative School06121150 Whiterock AveWaukesha8.1000000
26Dr Rosa Minoka-Hill SchoolKG12325 N Roosevelt StGreen Bay8.7000000
27Shabazz-City High09121601 N Sherman AveMadison8.7000000
28Vincent Accelerated Academy09127501 N Granville RdMilwaukee8.8000000
29Lad Lake Synergy School06122820 W Grant StMilwaukee9.0000000
30Capital High09121045 E Dayton StMadison10.0000000
31Northern Wisconsin CenterKG122820 E Park AveChippewa Falls10.0000000
32Shared Journeys07129004 W Lincoln AveWest Allis10.0000000
34Groppi High09121312 N 27th StMilwaukee10.5000000
35Sparta Alternative Independent Learning School0912201 E Franklin StSparta11.6000000
36Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy06122607 N 18th StWausau11.8000000
37Reuther Central High0912913 57th StKenosha11.8000000
38Prairie Phoenix Academy1012501 S Bird StSun Prairie11.9000000
39James E Dottke Alternative School09127815 W Lapham StWest Allis12.4000000
40Robert Kupper Learning CenterPK121310 Townline RdTomah12.7000000
41North Star Academy0912PO Box 378Cameron13.2000000
42Don Smith Learning Academy0912400 E Burnett StBeaver Dam13.7000000
43Beloit Learning Academy0612Wright BuildingBeloit14.0000000
44Prairie du Chien Correctional Inst1212500 E Parrish StPrairie du Chien14.7000000
45Catalyst Academy0912709 S Shawano StNew London14.8000000
46ASSATA High09123517 W Courtland AveMilwaukee15.8000000
47Walden III High06122340 Mohr AveRacine15.9000000
48Charles F Fernandez Center Alt Learning09121025 Clark StStevens Point16.0000000
49Merrill Adult Diploma Academy10121004 E 1st StreetMerrill16.0000000
50NOVA-Northwest Opportunities Vocational Academy09122320 W Burleigh StMilwaukee16.0000000
51New Horizons for Learning09121701 E Capitol DrShorewood16.4000000
52Second Avenue School04121266 McKinley RdEau Claire18.0000000
53River Cities High09122390 48th St SWisconsin Rapids18.4000000
54Southeastern06084200 N Holton StMilwaukee19.0000000
55Transition High09121940 N 36th StMilwaukee19.9000000
56Nekoosa Academy0912Nekoosa High SchoolNekoosa20.0000000
57New Path0612200 N Farm RdOconto Falls20.0000000
58Portage Academy of Achievement0912117 W Franklin StPortage20.0000000
59Grandview High09122745 S 13TH StMilwaukee20.6000000
60Columbia Correctional Institution1112PO Box 950Portage22.0000000
61Milwaukee County Correctional Facility South09128885 S 68th StFranklin22.5000000
62Taycheedah Correctional Institution1112N7139 County Road KFond du Lac23.1000000
63Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution1212PO Box 31Plymouth24.0000000
64Project STAY-Supporting Teachers and Youth0912609 N 8th StMilwaukee24.6000000
65Shalom High09121749 N 16th StMilwaukee25.0000000
66Cameron Academy of Virtual EducationPK12PO Box 378Cameron25.6000000
67Copper Lake School0712W4380 Copper Lake AveIrma29.1000000
68South Accelerated Academy09121515 W Lapham BlvdMilwaukee30.5000000
69Northeast Wisconsin Learning Academy05121717 Superior AveOconto35.0000000
70McKinley Charter School06121266 McKinley RdEau Claire37.8000000
71Banner Preparatory School of Milwaukee09123517 W Courtland AveMilwaukee38.7000000
72Riverdale Academy0612235 E Elm StMuscoda48.3000000
73Racine Youthful Offender Warren Young High1112PO Box 2200Racine52.7000000
74Green Bay Correctional Institution1112PO Box 19033Green Bay105.0000000
75JEDI Virtual K-12PK121221 Innovation Dr Ste 205Whitewater158.8000000
76Insight School of Wisconsin High09124709 Dale-Curtin DrMcFarland162.0000000
77Appleton Cooperative Educational Center0412320 S Walnut StAppleton
78Black River Correctional Center1212W6898 E Staffon RdBlack River Falls
79Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facililty09122909 E Park AveChippewa Falls
80Felmers O Chaney Correctional Center07122825 N 30th StMilwaukee
81Flambeau Correctional Center0912N671 County Road MHawkins
82Fox Lake Correctional Institution1212PO Box 147Fox Lake
83Gordon Correctional Center071210401 E County Road GGordon
84Innovative & Alternative Middle06081045 E Dayton StMadison
85Jackson Correctional Institution1212PO Box 232Black River Falls
86John C Burke Correctional Center0912PO Box 900Waupun
87McNaughton Correctional Center07128500 Rainbow RdLake Tomahawk
88Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility1212PO Box 05704Milwaukee
89New Lisbon Correctional Institution0912PO Box 2000New Lisbon
90Oakhill Correctional Institution1212PO Box 238Oregon
91Oregon Correctional Center0712PO Box 25Oregon
92Oshkosh Correctional Institution1212PO Box 3530Oshkosh
93Oxford Avenue School10121266 McKinley RdEau Claire
94Phoenix Project09124777 88th AveKenosha
95Racine Correctional Institution1112PO Box 900Sturtevant
96Redgranite Correctional Institute1212PO Box 900Redgranite
97Southern Lakes Alternative High1012209 Wainwright AveBurlington
98St Croix Correctional Center0712PO Box 36New Richmond
99Stanley Correctional Institution0912100 Corrections DrStanley
100Thompson Correctional Center0712434 State Farm RdDeerfield
101Waupun Correctional Institution1212PO Box 351Waupun
102Wisconsin Secure Program Facility1212PO Box 1000Boscobel


For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.


For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!


Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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