Hardin County


Summary:

The Hardin County School District in Kentucky consists of 24 schools, including 13 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 2 alternative schools, serving students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The district's performance varies significantly, with some standout schools like Central Hardin High School, East Hardin Middle School, and Lincoln Trail Elementary School consistently ranking among the top schools in the state, while others struggle to meet academic standards.

The data reveals significant performance gaps between the highest-performing and lowest-performing schools, both within the Hardin County district and compared to state averages. Schools with higher percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a proxy for socioeconomic status, tend to have lower test scores, suggesting a correlation between socioeconomic factors and academic achievement. The middle school years appear to be a critical period, with East Hardin Middle School and West Hardin Middle School standing out as high-performing.

The data also highlights the unique challenges faced by the district's alternative schools, such as College View Campus and Hardin County Day Treatment Center, which show significantly lower test scores compared to the district and state averages. Overall, the analysis suggests that addressing the disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes across the Hardin County district could be a key priority for the district's leadership.

District Detail

 65 W A Jenkins Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

 (270) 769-8800

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 160 Kentucky districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 14,675

Primary Schools: 13
Middle Schools: 5
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 4
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kentucky Department of Education.

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