Harlan High School serves 373 students in grades 5-12.
Harlan High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black).
- Grades: 5-12
- Enrollment: 373 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 15%
- Graduation Rate: ≥90% (Btm 50% in KY)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 23% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 51% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education
Harlan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Harlan High School's student population of 373 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Harlan High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Harlan High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#434 out of 1230 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Harlan High School's ranking?
Harlan High School is ranked #434 out of 1,230 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Harlan High School?
The graduation rate of Harlan High School is 90%, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Harlan High School?
373 students attend Harlan High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Harlan High School students are White, 6% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Harlan High School?
Harlan High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What grades does Harlan High School offer ?
Harlan High School offers enrollment in grades 5-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Harlan High School part of?
Harlan High School is part of Harlan Independent School District.
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