Central Hardin High School

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Coordinates: 37°40′32.18″N 85°54′25.06″W / 37.6756056°N 85.9069611°W / 37.6756056; -85.9069611

Central Hardin High School
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3040 Leitchfield Road
Cecilia, KY 42724
Type Public
Motto We Are Central
Established 1990
Principal Tim Isaacs
Enrollment 1,858[1] (2013–14)
Campus Suburban
School color(s) Blue and White
Nickname Bruins and Lady Bruins
Feeder schools East Hardin Middle School,
West Hardin Middle School

Central Hardin High School is a school located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, a city of over 28,000 people in the west-central portion of the state.[2] Although the school is within the city limits, it is served by the post office of the community of Cecilia, much of which has recently been annexed by "E-town". It is one of three high schools in the Hardin County School System. The school is a school-based decision-making school. The council of twelve members including two administrators, six teachers, and four parents began operation in December 1995.

Central Hardin was established as a high school in 1990. West Hardin High School and East Hardin High School were consolidated to form Central Hardin. East Hardin and West Hardin Middle Schools are feeder schools for Central Hardin's enrollment of approximately 1800.

During the early morning hours of February 6, 2008 a tornado ripped through the school, damaging the football field, freshman center, main gym, and main entrance.

Economy of the community is based on agriculture/farming, industry, service jobs, medical, small business and military. The community is served by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The community is very supportive of the school as 267 volunteers logged in 20,987 hours last year.

School plant[edit]

  • 55-acre (220,000 m2) campus
  • 242,276 fully air-conditioned square feet in main building
  • 92 classrooms
  • 1 large gym
  • 1 auxiliary gym
  • 9 fully equipped computer labs for writing, math, business and science
  • 6 chemistry, biology, and physics labs
  • 1 fully equipped media center
  • 1,600-square-foot (150 m2) greenhouse
  • outdoor facilities for football, baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis

Faculty and staff[edit]

  • 1 high school principal
  • 4 assistant principals
  • 4 guidance counselors
  • 78 teachers
  • 2 library media specialists
  • 1 speech therapist
  • 1 registered nurse

Structure and schedule pattern[edit]

The school day begins at 8:25 am and ends at 3:30 pm. Schedules are divided into 3 trimesters of 5 classes each. Each trimester is approximately 12 weeks long.

Students have a choice of over 140 offerings per year. 26 credits are required for graduation. In addition to the standard diploma, students may earn a Commonwealth Diploma by following an advanced curriculum and receiving credit in at least four advanced placement classes.


Clubs and organizations[edit]


  1. ^ "2013–2014 Audited School Enrollments (in alphabetic order)" (PDF). Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "State Primary Road System: Hardin County" (PDF). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. July 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.  On this map, the area within the city limits of Elizabethtown has a pink background.

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