Top 10 Best Harlan County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 4,796 students in Harlan County, KY. Harlan County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
The top ranked public schools in Harlan County, KY are Harlan Elementary School, Cawood Elementary 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 44% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Harlan County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Kentucky public schools.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Best Harlan County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harlan Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
420 E Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8715
Grades: K-4
| 262 students
Rank: #22.
Cawood Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
51 Nola St
Cawood, KY 40815
(606) 573-2502
Grades: PK-8
| 275 students
Rank: #33.
James A. Cawood Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
279 Ball Park Rd
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-5029
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
Rank: #44.
Evarts Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
132 Keister St
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2386
Grades: PK-8
| 420 students
Rank: #55.
Harlan High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
420 E Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8750
Grades: 5-12
| 419 students
Rank: #66.
Rosspoint Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
132 Hwy 522
Baxter, KY 40806
(606) 573-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 399 students
Rank: #77.
Wallins Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
993 Hwy 219
Wallins Creek, KY 40873
(606) 664-3444
Grades: PK-8
| 426 students
Rank: #88.
Black Mountain Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1555 Hwy 215
Evarts, KY 40828
(606) 837-2214
Grades: PK-8
| 317 students
Rank: #99.
Green Hills Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
123 W Hwy 221
Bledsoe, KY 40810
(606) 558-3533
Grades: PK-8
| 154 students
Rank: #1010.
Cumberland Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
322 Golf Course Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-2511
Grades: PK-8
| 559 students
Rank: #1111.
Harlan County High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 N Us Hwy 119
Baxter, KY 40806
(606) 574-2020
Grades: 9-12
| 1,070 students
Cumberland Technical - Harlan Campus
Vocational School
164 Ballpark Road
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-1506
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
164 Ball Park Road
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-1506
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Sunshine School
304 Surgener St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8714
Grades: PK
| 101 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

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