Harlan Independent School District

420 E Central St
Harlan, KY 40831
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 754 students in Harlan Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Harlan Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
754 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
46 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Harlan Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 80-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
Overall District Rank
#43 out of 172 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Harlan Independent  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Harlan Independent  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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Harlan Independent  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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Harlan Independent  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.25
0.44
# American Indian Students
1 Student
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
6 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
16 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
8%
# Black Students
34 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
5%
11%
# White Students
652 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
86%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
45 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
84
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
81
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
55
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
55
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
65
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
41
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
41
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
52
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
45
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
51
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
69
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
45
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
37
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
33
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
-
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,036 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,870 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$10 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Harlan Independent  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$10 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Harlan Independent  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,036
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Harlan Independent  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,870
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Harlan Independent  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Harlan Independent School District 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: n/an/a
Sunshine School
304 Surgener St
Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-8714
Grades: PK
| 84 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Harlan Independent School District?
Harlan Independent School District manages 3 public schools serving 754 students.
What is the rank of Harlan Independent School District?
Harlan Independent School District is ranked #40 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (top 30%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kentucky school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
What is the racial composition of students in Harlan Independent School District?
86% of Harlan Independent School District students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Harlan Independent School District?
Harlan Independent School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Harlan Independent School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,870 is less than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 3 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 754 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Btm 50% in KY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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