As a recent graduate from Alcoa, I am extraordinarily insulted by Livn4life's comment that someone would even question Alcoa's academic ability. Alcoa is a top Public high school in the state of Tennessee and has never been out of the top 20 rankings since 1998 and has been ranked as high as 3rd. Our graduation ratings since 1998 has been over 91% on average and this past year was 97.3%. We take our academics very seriously. Nearly all of my classmates are now headed to post-secondary institutions across the state, the country, and the world. Yes, we'll beat any team in the state, public or private, in Football, and yes, we receive just as good of an education as well.