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Jul 15, 2011
 
I'm looking into sending my children to Harlan Independent. I was wondering if anyone knew the rate of tuition or any other fees. Is there a discount for families? Any thought on the school would be nice too. I have looked at there website, but it doesn't give this info.

*This is a serious post and only need positive information only. Please, no rude remarks.

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Jul 15, 2011
 
I think that the rate is now set at 1200.00 per year, I have had two children in the school system since 1995 and have been very pleased with the system as a whole, some areas could use some work but overall it's by far the best place to educate your children.
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Mom wrote:
I'm looking into sending my children to Harlan Independent. I was wondering if anyone knew the rate of tuition or any other fees. Is there a discount for families? Any thought on the school would be nice too. I have looked at there website, but it doesn't give this info.
*This is a serious post and only need positive information only. Please, no rude remarks.
Thanks.
no disrespect, but please if you only want positive remarks you made a terrible mistake asking for advice on topix. you will get a few positive remarks and then the haters will jump in and tell you everything you do not want to hear. for future advice, do not rely on this web site to get you positive feedback. no matter what the topic. 99 percent of people on here are haters of some kind or another. again, no disrespect but if you want to know about the school, simply talk to some parents of students who go there or simply find a teacher and talk to them. this is simply the wrong place to be looking for any kind of positive feedback. just trying to help.
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Jul 16, 2011
 
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<quoted text> no disrespect, but please if you only want positive remarks you made a terrible mistake asking for advice on topix. you will get a few positive remarks and then the haters will jump in and tell you everything you do not want to hear. for future advice, do not rely on this web site to get you positive feedback. no matter what the topic. 99 percent of people on here are haters of some kind or another. again, no disrespect but if you want to know about the school, simply talk to some parents of students who go there or simply find a teacher and talk to them. this is simply the wrong place to be looking for any kind of positive feedback. just trying to help.
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Jul 16, 2011
 
Harlan Grad wrote:
I think that the rate is now set at 1200.00 per year, I have had two children in the school system since 1995 and have been very pleased with the system as a whole, some areas could use some work but overall it's by far the best place to educate your children.
thank you for you reply.
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Jul 19, 2011
 
Pros: HHS is the best school in this county and always has been as far as giving your children an education.(I am not saying other schools do not intelligent children) In High school they will learn things they will need to know for college which is a very good start into higher education. The extra curricular activities are also very good. There are less fights at that school and not as many negatively influencing children.
Cons: There is a lot of favoritism that goes on there. I don't know much about the teachers at the county school but at HHS all the teachers have their picks, but to varying degrees. It never really hinders education but it makes life a lot more stressful for the student. Just remember this if you send your kid there. If the child comes home and says the teacher just doesn't like them, it's probably true. This is going all the way through elementary to high. Only a few teachers will treat everyone fairly.
The rules are also a lot stricter. There is a dress code and if you child will be wanting to participate in Band, Cheerleading, ball, track, etc. they will have to submit to random drug testing.

I don't know if this goes for pros or cons but the grading scale is more narrow than at the county school, meaning it takes a lot more to keep your grades high. And we all know the infamous lack of snow days.

Hope this helps. Best of luck.
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The tax money should follow the child !!!We should not have to pay tuition to go to any public school when we pay taxes .
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True. I've been a county child my entire time there (meaning I've never lived within the city limits)
I don't see why any person's educated should be based on whether or not they have money, especially since it's required.
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Be ready for the playing somem teachers playing favorites and reliving their teenage years. Get used to discrimination because of who your daddy or mama is or where they work. Be ready for quite a few (not all, but many) teachers who come to work and don't teach. Know adminstration are professional liars and care only about themselves and nothing for kids, less about PARENTS!If you learn to kiss butt your kid might have a heads up. Don't trust anyone. Its all about test scores and parents play a role in that and a handful of decent teachers. Ask anyone and they'll tell you they are glad their kids made it out of there and without incident. HHS is nothing but a bunch of hillbilly snobs who went to school together and now rule a small school. CLIQUE or CULT. Both apply.
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Be ready for the playing somem teachers playing favorites and reliving their teenage years. Get used to discrimination because of who your daddy or mama is or where they work. Be ready for quite a few (not all, but many) teachers who come to work and don't teach. Know adminstration are professional liars and care only about themselves and nothing for kids, less about PARENTS!If you learn to kiss butt your kid might have a heads up. Don't trust anyone. Its all about test scores and parents play a role in that and a handful of decent teachers. Ask anyone and they'll tell you they are glad their kids made it out of there and without incident. HHS is nothing but a bunch of hillbilly snobs who went to school together and now rule a small school. CLIQUE or CULT. Both apply.
Wow, I have had 4 kids go there and never, ever felt that way about the school. For the record, I went to a county school so I certainly didn't belong to the clique. I, also, never heard that the administrator lie!
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Mhm wrote:
Pros: HHS is the best school in this county and always has been as far as giving your children an education.(I am not saying other schools do not intelligent children) In High school they will learn things they will need to know for college which is a very good start into higher education. The extra curricular activities are also very good. There are less fights at that school and not as many negatively influencing children.
Cons: There is a lot of favoritism that goes on there. I don't know much about the teachers at the county school but at HHS all the teachers have their picks, but to varying degrees. It never really hinders education but it makes life a lot more stressful for the student. Just remember this if you send your kid there. If the child comes home and says the teacher just doesn't like them, it's probably true. This is going all the way through elementary to high. Only a few teachers will treat everyone fairly.
The rules are also a lot stricter. There is a dress code and if you child will be wanting to participate in Band, Cheerleading, ball, track, etc. they will have to submit to random drug testing.
I don't know if this goes for pros or cons but the grading scale is more narrow than at the county school, meaning it takes a lot more to keep your grades high. And we all know the infamous lack of snow days.
Hope this helps. Best of luck.
I agree with all of your pros and cons except favoritism, which is BS. I just graduated a couple of years ago. I wasn't anything special. My parents didn't know anybody that works there, and I wasn't very wealthy, I lived i Fairview. And not ONCE did any teacher treat me different than any others. The only time I have seen favoritism is if there's a horrible student (doesn't care about his work, just mouths off or sleeps all day) and a good student (works hard, and cares about their grades) which is going to be OBVIOUS favoritism. If a teacher wants a task done who WOULDN'T choose a good student over someone who doesn't even care to do their work?
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Good topic and very helpful. My children moved back to Harlan recently and although not hs age yet I have been looking at schools. I attended James A. and looking back, it wasn't that great education wise. What i've noticed is that Harlan City has consistantly out performed it's county counter part on education standards each and every year. With the city school being among the highest in the state and county the lowest. So this additional feedback just reaffirms what I already knew. Thanks to op and all the great posts on this topic.
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Wow, I have had 4 kids go there and never, ever felt that way about the school. For the record, I went to a county school so I certainly didn't belong to the clique. I, also, never heard that the administrator lie!
You are lucky or just blessed but what I've said is the truth and many many other parents agree with me and know how the game is played at HHS. If most are honest and ALL their kids are outts there, they will tell you what a hell hole it is. Otherwise you have to watch who you talk to because they WILL take it OUT ON YOUR CHILD, however subtle..like grown adults treating your child as if they are invisible in the presence of other children, rolling their eyes, giving them looks to kill, refusing to greet or communicate with parents when they have been proven wrong or caught in a lie. They screen incoming calls,yeah they have caller ID and use it to their advantage. Geez, these people lie about what time it is. They cover themselves and each at all cost. Question and double check before you assume you are being told the truth.
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I agree with all of your pros and cons except favoritism, which is BS.
Then I suppose you're very lucky. I always dealt with it and I know plenty of hard-working students who have as well. Of course it isn't always the case but there are several teachers who love to play a favorites card based on who knows who and how fat the wallets are. Then again there are those who couldn't care either way.

If you graduated a couple years ago, I'll go ahead and let you know that things have changed. I graduated just recently and I definitely wouldn't lie about it.

I completely understand a teacher favoring or willing to help a student who has honest interest in working or at least being civil over a child who misbehaves or hinders the learning of other kids, and if this were the only form of discrimination that went on I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Sometimes it can affect grades, but it mostly has to with the way they're treated in class.
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There are different kinds of favortism. Sometimes when you are young you can't see it but its THERE!Look back at your school experience a few years from now. Maybe then you'll see who grades were changed, who got all the votes/attention,who was offred information and help without request because their mama works there, who the teacher REALLY helped socially,nominations,pageants, student or classroom votes for crying out loud, even rasing GPA to get scholarships,etc.)and didn't put the same effort forth for all deserving. Life ie a lot about wisdom and hind sight. Eventually the truth you SET YOU FREE! Sometimes you have to GROW UP to see it.
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more gays and lesbions at harlan ind lol
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more gays and lesbions at harlan ind lol
You obviously never went to Ind. Otherwise you would know how to spell "lesbians".

A child's sexual orientation doesn't make a difference in either their education or the education of the children around them.
Besides that, what you said isn't true. The county school has far more open lesbian, bi-sexual and gay students. But... it doesn't matter anyway. Idiotic of you to bring it up.

Any parent who takes that as a factor in choosing a school needs to modernize a bit.
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<quoted text>You are lucky or just blessed but what I've said is the truth and many many other parents agree with me and know how the game is played at HHS. If most are honest and ALL their kids are outts there, they will tell you what a hell hole it is. Otherwise you have to watch who you talk to because they WILL take it OUT ON YOUR CHILD, however subtle..like grown adults treating your child as if they are invisible in the presence of other children, rolling their eyes, giving them looks to kill, refusing to greet or communicate with parents when they have been proven wrong or caught in a lie. They screen incoming calls,yeah they have caller ID and use it to their advantage. Geez, these people lie about what time it is. They cover themselves and each at all cost. Question and double check before you assume you are being told the truth.
I went to Harlan County school and I agree with you I saw it with my own eyes.They feel they do not have to speak to you.
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My children go to the city and have been for several years. I personally pulled my children from the county when I had issues with a teacher. I will say this I have been nothing but pleased with the outcome of this. Both of my children are in high school and I do have to say that I will never worry about my kids not being successful in college and in life. I belive that without the education they were given at this school they would have issues..My children are treated fairly and we have never had any issues with the teachers. As far as the kids their thinking they are better than others its not that way with every child. Yes some may think that but you have those kinds of people no matter where you go to school and when you graduate you have those people in your work enivornment.. I do have to say that harlan high school is ranked like 17th in the state of kentucky that should tell you something..
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If they are going to grade school,then Rosspoint is a very,very good school.

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