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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
McCracken County High School is a highly rated, public school located in Paducah, KY. It has 2,023 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
6530 Old Hwy 60
Paducah, KY 42001
Telephone
(270) 538-4000
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McCracken County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1130
13 responses
Average ACT
26
239 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,581
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Graduating
    21%
  • Senior Walk
    17%
  • Senior Gear
    17%
  • Band
    8%
  • Fall Play
    8%
  • Spring Musical
    8%
  • Marching Band
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,023
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,463
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,766/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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McCracken County High School Reviews

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McCracken County High School is the current high school I attend as a senior. There is such a strong sense of family at my school. Through the years we have gone through incidents we never thought we would be able to make it through. Yet, with the faculty and staff that we have, we have been able to overcome these things. High school has been a different environment me and has taught me things I never thought I would learn. The community at my school is so amazing and makes sure that every student matters. Our school motto is "Everyone matters, every moment counts". This phrase has helped my peers and I to realize the important things in live and were able to take advantage of every second we're given. I think my school is extraordinary and I would not want to go anywhere else!
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McCracken County High School is an amazing school with just as great staff. Academics, Sports, Fine Arts, and al of the clubs are all equally respected and make up this high school. The only think I dislike about McCracken is the lack of security when compared to other schools. Don’t get me wrong, McCracken is serious about the staff and the students’ protection. However, further precautions can be made and be effective. For example, student ids and metal detectors would be great for the safety of everyone at McCracken County High School.
As a senior at McCracken County High School during the 2019-2020 school year, I can vouch for this school's excellent opportunities and administration. There is something at this school for everyone in terms of clubs and there are many offerings for honors, AP, and Dual-Credit courses. The guidance counselors really care about what they do and are very approachable, as are the Principal and Assistant Principals.