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

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FBLA Autism Awareness Shirts

The HHS FBLA is selling shirts to benefit Autism Awareness.  If you are  interested in purchasing a shirt they are $15.00.  You can buy one from any FBLA member or see Shawn Doss in the high school.  All proceeds will go to the Autism Awareness Association.  Thank you for your support!

Harlan Ind. Welcomes New Staff

Each new school year there are lots of new faces roaming the halls at Harlan Independent and this year is no exception. With the start of the 2014-2015 school year HHS has welcomed two new teachers to the Green Dragon Family.

Teaching in the English Department is Mr. Steven Palmer, originally from Springfield, Tennessee. He received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in English Literature from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is  a member of the Teach for America Corps and is more than thrilled to have found a home at Harlan High. Prior to entering into the teaching field, he held several Student Development positions with his university including: Senior Resident Assistant, Vice President of the Student Body, and Diversity and Equity Coordinator. Mr. Palmer also spent a two-year stint working as a research assistant for The Kennedy Law Firm in Clarksville, TN. He Loves the spoken, written, and performed word and  thrilled to be able to share this passion with my students. When he is not teaching, he is trying to get outdoors and see this beautiful land.

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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District Implements New Staff Evaluation Process

This year (2014-15) we will be implementing a new process for evaluating teachers and principals called the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES).  This is part of an initiative by Kentucky to standardize evaluations across the state.

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2014-2015 School Calendar Available

The Harlan Independent Board of Education approved of the 2014 – 2015 school calendar at it's board meeting last night. Attached you will find the calendar in both Word and PDF formats. If you have questions regarding the calendar please contact Mrs. Clem at 606-573-8700. You may also reach Mrs. Clem at Emily.Clem@Harlanind.kyschools.us .


PDF Calendar or Word Calendar

HHS Recognized as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Harlan High School as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School.

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

Phone: 606-573-8700