About The School  

About Alcoa High School

System Profile
The Alcoa City Schools consist of three schools located near Springbrook Park and the Duck Pond.
Approximate Enrollment
Elementary – grades Pk-4 ........... 710 students
Middle – grades 5-8.................... 510 students
High – grades 9-12..................... 560 students
Total Enrollment ........................ 1,780 students

White......................................... 72.9%
African American........................ 20.4%
Hispanic..................................... 6.1%
Asian / Pacific Islander................ .5%

Notes of Interest
•    Over 90% of our non-administrative certified staff have a masters degree or higher
•    33% of our non-administrative certified staff have an EDS degree or higher

Community
The City of Alcoa was incorporated in 1919 and operates with a city manager form of government. Early leaders recognized the importance of education and laid the foundation for excellence in schools. The city was built and planned by the Aluminum Company of America, which is now known as Alcoa Inc.
Alcoa has approximately 8300 residents and is located adjacent to Maryville, about twelve miles from Knoxville. Alcoa is conveniently located with easy access to interstate highways, area lakes, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. East Tennessee’s major airport, McGhee Tyson, is located adjacent to the city.
All of the Alcoa City Schools are located within walking distance of Springbrook Park. This tree covered park features the Duck Pond, Springbrook Pool, picnic areas, a covered pavilion for group use, playgrounds, open fields for play, a lighted softball field, tennis courts, and four miles of lighted walking paths. This park is used by students for school outings and study groups.

Academics
We are very proud of the academic success of our students and the quality of education in all three schools. Alcoa City Schools consistently ranks at or near the top of the state in student achievement scores determined by each spring’s TCAP testing. In May of 2009, the Middle School was recognized by the State’s Commissioner for Education as one of the top performing schools in the state for value-added scores. The High School has scored above the state average for ACT scores for the last five years. Alcoa City School System is listed as “In Good Standing” according to No Child Left Behind standards and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
See the report card at http://www.state.tn.us/education/.

Technology
Technology is one of the many tools teachers use to help students achieve. Each classroom has access to the Internet and cable television and is equipped with a multi-media projection system. Several fixed computer labs and mobile, wireless, laptop labs are also available to students. Students are trained at all schools to provide technical support to faculty and staff. A full function television studio at Alcoa High School and satellite studios at Alcoa Elementary and Middle Schools provide students with the opportunity to produce content for Tornado TV (Charter Cable Channel 3).

Athletics
Alcoa High School has won twelve state football championships, including the last seven in a row, and two state basketball championships. The High School currently has teams in golf, track, cross-country, softball, baseball, volleyball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, wrestling, and swimming. The Middle School currently has teams in softball, baseball, volleyball, track, basketball, cross-country, football, and wrestling.