Alcoa High School

  • Alcoa High School serves 635 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 36%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

School Overview

  • Alcoa High School's student population of 635 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students635 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alcoa High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alcoa High School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.28. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank#270 out of 573 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
36%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
65%
63%
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Two or more races
8%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alcoa High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.530.28
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Graduation Rate≥95%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlcoa School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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I've had at least one student in Alcoa City Schools for the past 10 years, from the elementary school to the high school. The school system is second to none! We moved to the City of Alcoa to guarantee our children would be able to attend Alcoa City schools, not having to worry about waiting lists and tuition. The smaller size of the school system was the first to draw us to the school district. Before moving, we visited the high school unannounced while classes were changing, and were incredibly impressed with the student conduct and teacher interaction. There is none other so impressive as the new high school that opened in 2015 to include the best in advanced technology. Of course, the rich heritage in athletics drew us as well. Generations of families continue to attend Alcoa which tells me, once you become a part of the Alcoa Tornado family, you never want to leave. I'm thankful every school year that we made the decision to move to this school system.
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