District News

8 Weeks! Summer Programming Available DBTB Extreme

The Harlan Independent School District is excited to announce our summer programming titled – Dragons Beyond the Bell, EXTREME! for students of all ages.


Harlan High Ranked 19th Best Kentucky High School badge

In case you missed it! Harlan High School was recently ranked among the top 20 best High Schools in Kentucky, coming in at #19. Of the 226 High Schools ranked, this puts Harlan High School in the top 10% of all Kentucky schools.

Alred To Transition to Guidance Counselor at HES Erin Alred

Harlan Elementary School is excited to announce that Mrs. Erin Alred will be transitioning to the Guidance Counselor position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Supplemental School Year Program (Senate Bill 128) SB 128

Kentucky Senate Bill 128 has been approved by both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear. This bill, also referred to as KY SB 128 and known by some as the “redshirt” or the “do-over” bill, allows K-12 students currently enrolled in public or non-public schools to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year. Students who choose this option can retake and/or supplement coursework already completed.

District Begins $7 Million Construction Projet Construction Project




The Harlan Independent School District will embark on a $7 Million dollar construction investment across the school district starting in March, 2021. The project has been funded and will impact nearly every facility on campus with significant upgrades to Harlan High and Harlan Elementary Schools. 



Virtual / NTI Instruction to Continue Week of Jan 18

The Harlan Independent Schools will continue with the Virtual/NTI mode of instruction for the Week of January 18-22, 2021 for K-12 students.

Harlan Independent Ranked Among Kentucky's Top Public School Districts niche.com

2021 Best School Districts in Kentucky


Harlan Independent Covid Dashboard covid

To follow the Covid 19 cases within the Harlan Independent School District, please follow this link: Harlan Independent Covid Dashboard


Board of Education Adopts 2020-2021 Amended Calendar

In a special called meeting of the Harlan Independent Board of Education, an updated 2020-2021 School Calendar was adopted. 

Students are slated to return on Monday, August 31, 2020

Free Meals to ALL Students

Harlan Independent School District (All Schools) participate in The Community Eligibility Provision.  All students eat free meals.  Our school also provides Summer Feeding.  Please contact Emily Clem at 606-573-8700 Ext. 6 with questions.