The commitment to the future of nearly 7,000 students is evident in all classrooms in McCracken County Public Schools.
A dedication to continuous improvement, student engagement, parent involvement and community partnerships helps to ensure college and career readiness for every student.
The district offers two K-5 elementary schools: Concord and Heath; three K-3 elementary schools: Reidland, Hendron-Lone Oak and Lone Oak; two 4-5 grade intermediate schools: Lone Oak and Reidland; three middle schools: Heath, Lone Oak and Reidland; and one high school: McCracken County High School.
McCracken County Public Schools is accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The district was one of only 17 Kentucky school districts to receive the 2012 SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" award.
According to Kentucky's accountability system, McCracken County Public Schools is classified as a Distinguished school district and ranks in the top 20 of the Commonwealth's 174 school districts and the ACT composite score for all high school juniors in McCracken County Schools places the district in the top 20 of all Kentucky districts.
A leader in educational innovations, McCracken County Public Schools provides students with a foundation for college and career success
Elementary and intermediate schools in McCracken County implement teaching and learning practices that meet the needs of all students.
Elementary and intermediate schools provide a foundation in science, technology, mathematics, engineering and the arts. A partnership with the Success for All Foundation provides students with reading instruction in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University. Elementary and intermediate school curriculum also features robotics, the Singapore approach to mathematics instruction, theater, music, and expanded gifted and talented services.
McCracken County middle schools provide unmatched opportunities for students.
Students in McCracken County middle schools lead the way in achievement at the local, state and national level. McCracken County middle schools rank among the top of all Kentucky schools in all areas of achievement.
Middle school students may take introductory foreign language courses and can choose to earn high school credits in Spanish. Students take courses in science, technology, engineering, math - with the option of earning two math credits in high school. Pre-AP language arts courses are designed to engage students in problem solving and critical analysis. A foundation for visual and performing arts is provided by courses including drama, dance, choral music, band, orchestra, visual arts, speech and debate.
The academics, athletics and activities offered to the students of McCracken County High School support college and career readiness, the keystone for high student achievement.
McCracken County High School offers 26 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, 20 dual credit courses and 7 career certifications. Students of McCracken County High School can explore interests, graduate with more than 30 hours of college credit or complete a vocational certification to support a rewarding career.
McCracken County High School offers Project Lead the Way programs in pre-engineering and biomedical sciences in the district's high schools and middle schools. Project Lead the Way provides rigorous, relevant education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
McCracken County’s partnership with West Kentucky Community and Technical College provides Commonwealth Middle College students the opportunity to accelerate their education by earning up to nine college credit hours per semester as they also complete requirements for high school graduation.