Serving students who range in age from 11-18, the McCracken Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a short-term coed holding facility serving the West Kentucky area. Juveniles have been placed at the center by court order and are awaiting trial, waiting sentencing, or waiting for placement in another alternative setting (group home, day treatment, boot camp, etc).
Approximately 15-20% are girls and approximately 40% have a documented learning disability. The average reading level for teens in the facility is at 5th-6th grade level. Most have not been academically successful in their previous schools.
The school program offers a graduation track or a GED option depending on the personal and academic circumstances of the individual student.