Harlan County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,014 students in Harlan County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Harlan County School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 56% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Harlan County School District are Cawood Elementary School, James A. Cawood Elementary School and Evarts Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Harlan County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kentucky.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 23% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Harlan County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Harlan County School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
11 Schools
1,537 Schools
# Students
4,014 Students
679,771 Students
# Teachers
250 Teachers
42,042 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Harlan County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 172 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#77 out of 173 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Harlan County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harlan County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harlan County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Harlan County  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.08
0.40
# American Indian Students
2 Students
838 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2 Students
12,131 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
57 Students
45,775 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
77 Students
71,824 Students
% Black Students
2%
10%
# White Students
3,845 Students
521,864 Students
% White Students
96%
77%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
849 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
30 Students
26,490 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
157
29,417
# Students in K Grade:
271
43,976
# Students in 1st Grade:
327
50,426
# Students in 2nd Grade:
313
49,404
# Students in 3rd Grade:
319
51,263
# Students in 4th Grade:
323
52,252
# Students in 5th Grade:
348
52,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
305
50,824
# Students in 7th Grade:
294
50,181
# Students in 8th Grade:
287
50,228
# Students in 9th Grade:
310
53,687
# Students in 10th Grade:
256
50,822
# Students in 11th Grade:
245
48,739
# Students in 12th Grade:
258
45,593
# Ungraded Students:
1
598

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,125 is higher than the state median of $12,004. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,200 is less than the state median of $12,248. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$49 MM
$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Harlan County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$45 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Harlan County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,125
$12,004
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Harlan County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,200
$12,248
This chart display average spending per public school student in Harlan County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Harlan County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,014 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.08

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