(WBIR - ALCOA) Almost 2,000 students head back to class to at Alcoa City Schools, which includes the opening of the new Alcoa High School.
The $33 million building is new this school year, and has been in the works for three years.
The 180,000 square foot building can hold up to 1,000 students, whereas the old high school could hold about 600.
The old high school building is now the middle school for Alcoa City Schools, and the old middle school building is being used as an intermediate school.
The existing elementary schools will hold students in kindergarten through second grade.
The existing middle school will hold third, fourth and fifth graders.
The old high school will hold sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
And 9th-12th graders will be in the new building.