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Alcoa High School

Public | 9-12 | 545 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2014

Terrible if you have a girl. A lot of cliques, and pressure to wear certain clothes. I really doubt those test scores, bc everyone in my daughter's sophomore class was under 40%. They are lying because they have that 80 million dollar school that's being built and they need as many students to attend so they get money from the government. My daughter will be transferring to Hardin Valley next year. Don't send your child based on these reviews that are coming from teachers and stafff!! They are bogus and there's a lot of bullying going on. So disappointed. This school used to be good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

The teachers at Alcoa High school are amazing! So is the attention and education they get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

A great school. Lots of big school amenities but small town feel. Huge football program (consecutive State Champs) and lots of community support. They can provide accelerated programs for students needing more challenging courses. All three schools are conveniently located together (elementary, middle, and high schools). Also, this school is next to the community center, public pool, and park so that parents can provide their children with alternate & affordable after-school activities (other than those provided from the school.) There is no ROTC program available, but they were looking into this the last time I checked. This school is on a year-round schedule, making for a slightly shorter summer break, but then it is more than compensated in that you get 2 week breaks at the end of each grading period (in addition to regular holidays.) This makes for more flexibility in planning family vacations thoughout the year. Nice!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
63%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students78%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students91%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students82%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students83%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students68%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 67%
Black 17% 23%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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532 Faraday St
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 982-4631

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