Top 10 Best Harlan County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 4,227 students in Harlan County, KY (there are 3 private schools, serving 198 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Harlan County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Harlan County, KY are Harlan Elementary School, Harlan High School and James A. Cawood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Harlan County, KY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Harlan County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Best Harlan County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harlan Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
420 E Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8715
Grades: K-4
| 297 students
Rank: #22.
Harlan High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
420 E Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8750
Grades: 5-12
| 373 students
Rank: #33.
James A. Cawood Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
279 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-5029
Grades: PK-8
| 319 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Black Mountain Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1555 Hwy 215
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2214
Grades: PK-8
| 261 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Cawood Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
51 Nola St
Cawood, KY 40815
(606) 573-2502
Grades: PK-8
| 226 students
Rank: #66.
Cumberland Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
322 Golf Course Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-2511
Grades: PK-8
| 441 students
Rank: #77.
Green Hills Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
123 W Hwy 221
Bledsoe, KY 40810
(606) 558-3533
Grades: PK-8
| 121 students
Rank: #88.
Rosspoint Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
132 Hwy 522
Baxter, KY 40806
(606) 573-4600
Grades: K-8
| 383 students
Rank: #99.
Wallins Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
993 Hwy 219
Wallins Creek, KY 40873
(606) 664-3444
Grades: PK-8
| 383 students
Rank: #1010.
Evarts Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
132 Keister St
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2386
Grades: PK-8
| 349 students
Rank: #1111.
Harlan County High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 N Us Hwy 119
Baxter, KY 40806
(606) 574-2020
Grades: 9-12
| 990 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cumberland Tech - Harlan Campus
Vocational School
164 Ballpark Road
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-1506
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kentucky Tech - Harlan Regional Tech Center
Vocational School
164 Ball Park Road
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-1506
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sunshine School
304 Surgener St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8714
Grades: PK
| 84 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Harlan County, KY

Harlan County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
600 Redskin Dr
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-4625
Grades: 9-12
| 310 students
1995 Wildcat Dr
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2502
Grades: 9-12
| 332 students
279 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-5029
Grades: 9-12
| 668 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Harlan County, KY?
The top ranked public schools in Harlan County, KY include Harlan Elementary School, Harlan High School and James A. Cawood Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Harlan County, KY?
14 public schools are located in Harlan County, KY.
What percentage of students in Harlan County, KY go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Harlan County, KY are educated in public schools (compared to the KY state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Harlan County, KY?
Harlan County, KY public schools minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public schools average of 26% (majority Black).

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