A cycle of under-education and poverty is present in Whitley County, as demonstrated by the data below.  An average of one in four adults in Kentucky have not earned high school or GED diplomas.  The goal of the Whitley County Adult Education program is to assist in reversing this trend through an integrated educational program for adults.  The following tables reflect U.S. Census data for Whitley County.  
Education Data
Adults age 25+ without a high school diploma or GED 
8,625
Adults age 25+ with less than a ninth grade education
4,253
Working age adults who function at educational levels 1 & 2
11,013 (48.1%)
Social Data
Per Capita Income
$12,777
Median Household Income
$22,075
People living in poverty
9,837 (26.4%)
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau

“Education is a social process.  Education is growth. 
Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”  --John Dewey

Adult Education

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Contact Information

Susan Dixon

Program Director

Office  (606) 549-7001 ext 4423

Cell (606) 304-8576

e-mail   susan.dixon@whitley.kyschools.us