For a middle school it has been a great transition for my son. I was really worried about bullying because my son is a bit of an easy target, but we haven't had any problems. The only problems wee have come across is with one of the fifth grade english teachers. My son, who is usually an A student,
... Read more haven't turned in a shred of work the first three weeks of classes. When I tried to contact his teacher to discuss issues she never returned my email. I had to call several times to get in touch with her. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/25/13
Bullying at it worst! Administration bullying students and parents, especially the AYP secretary and the vice prinicipal. I moved to this area for the Alcoa schools, and I trusted the safety rating on sites like this one. I'm pulling my children out of this war zone and putting them in a safe, privat
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Posted by a parent on 04/12/12
What a phenomenal school and school system. Parents that make comments about teachers caring obviously are ignorant about today's educational practices. Teachers are under more stress than ever with the mounting evaluation and rigor of standards. Teachers wouldn't put up with the increased workload,
... Read more strenuous evaluations, and students who are raised to disrespect teachers if they didn't care. I find it laughable that parents use sites or newspapers to disrespect these people who spend all their time and resources for the betterment of their students. You should be ashamed. Read less
Posted by a other on 03/20/12
We are so dissappointed for the last 2 yrs that AMS has gone down hill as far as the quality in the education. Our 7th grader is suffering. The teachers are not caring enough if the students are getting the material & this being such a hard grade this yr due to the TN state highering their standards.
... Read more They are teaching 9th grade material in the 7th grade & our child is struggling. The teachers JUST DON'T CARE ANY MORE:( Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/26/12
Socially, my child has been bullied severely by students, and the school does NOT have an effective anti-bullying program. We have reported bullying multiple times, and were advised to put my child in a self-defense course. I cannot show my name on this review for fear of repercussions on my child from
... Read more the staff. Alcoa Middle School rates very highly academically, and my child has benefited from their high educational standards. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/21/12
Wonderful school--my daughter has been very lucky to go here and have the incredible teachers that work there. I feel like I am part of the school community. For it being a 'small' school, they have many opportunities for the students. My only complaint, and I think this is nationwide, is bullying.
... Read more The staff do take care of bullies but it still goes on. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/05/09
I LOVE going to Alcoa they will help you if you need help,have at least 3 people helping in the class rooms.I think they care more about the students then sports like if you are faling a class they will just take you out of it like that,untill they get there grades up.
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Posted by a student on 04/15/09
I LOVE going here. It's such a diverse school and we always have tons of fun learning. We learn a lot and all the teachers are just great. I love this school.
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Posted by a student on 02/24/08
Diverse and innovative. The needs of the individual student are the number one priority. The small size of approx 480 students in grades 5-8, makes for a homey atmosphere where individuality and teamword count. The principal, Jim Kirk, was named 2002 TN principal of the year. He leads a faculty that
... Read more is dedicated to results. 100% of the teachers have at least a Masters Degree and almost two/thirds have a specialists degree in education (ED.s). Read less
* In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math and science. The results for reading/language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchool profiles. The results are for all grades combined for each subject and reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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Alcoa schools — Alcoa Middle School is located at 1325 Springbrook Rd, Alcoa TN 37701. 1325 Springbrook Rd is in the 37701 ZIP code in Alcoa, TN The school district for Alcoa Middle School is the Alcoa City School District. Alcoa Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 5 - 8.
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