McCracken County High School is designed for and organized in small communities of learning. All 9th-12th grade students attending McCracken County High School are assigned to one of five houses of approximately 380-390 students.
The small community of each house provides a "home base" for students. A house principal, guidance counselor and a team of teachers support students in each house.
Students take most of their core academic classes (math, science, social studies and English) within the physical area of their house. Elective courses are spread out across the school building. Students leave their house to take elective courses with students from other houses within the school.