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Harlan Independent Schools
420 E. Central St.
Harlan, KY  40831
Phone: 606-573-8700

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HHS Recognized by US News and World Report

For the 8th year in a row, Harlan MIddle/High School has been recognized by the US News and World Report as one of America's best High Schools. To see a full listing of High Schools across the country click here.

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Harlan Middle/High School Seeks AdvancED School Accreditation

On April 20th and 21st, Harlan Middle/High hosted an AdvancED External Review team that reviewed the school to evaluate the school’s adherence to the AdvancED Accreditation Standards and to make a recommendation for AdvancED School Accreditation.  

The team found that Harlan Middle/High met the requirements for accreditation and announced that it will be recommending the school for AdvancED School Accreditation.  Their recommendation will be reviewed and acted upon by the national AdvancED Accreditation Commission in June 2015.

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HHS ACT Scores Outpace State and National Averages

HARLAN, KY – Students from Harlan Independent continue to outpace state and national averages on the ACT exam. Results from the 2013-2014 administration of the ACT show that Harlan High School students outperformed the state average in every assessment area (English, Math, Reading, and Science) culminating with a 21.8 average composite ACT score, nearly 2 points higher than the state average of 19.9. HHS students have outscored the state over the last 5 years and this years results are the highest in recent school history. According to Superintendent, C.D. Morton, “We are really excited to see these kinds of results from our students, when your average student is able to achieve nearly a 22 on the ACT, you know you are getting your core curriculum correct. We have work to do, because we believe we can do even better in the future.”


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Harlan Independent Schools
420 E. Central St.
Harlan KY 40831

Phone: 606-573-8700