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Phone 712-755-2152 | Fax 712-755-7312

Welcome to Harlan Community School District where we live the motto of ‘Joined as one, we get the job done!”  We have a rich tradition of working collaboratively to create excellent programming and growth opportunities for students where their natural skills and talents can be displayed and celebrated.  In partnership with our communities and patrons, our staff members are committed to developing in our students the knowledge and skills required to be life-long learners and productive citizens.  Harlan Community Schools serves more than 1,500 students from preschool to 12th grade on two campuses. We are located in southwest Iowa, approximately 45 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. Harlan Community School District encompasses the communities of Corley, Defiance, Earling, Harlan, Jacksonville, Panama, Portsmouth and Westphalia, Iowa.

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The Harlan Community School District Board of Education invites you to participate in an upcoming stakeholder meeting designed to gather information and input regarding the educational opportunities, setting, and culture that we want for our school district. All patrons that have a vested interest in the education of our youth are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harlan High School gym and will conclude by 9:00 p.m.   If you would like to take a tour of the middle and high school facilities prior to the meeting, please meet in the front of the high school gym at 6:00 p.m. There will be child care provided. We hope you can attend and look forward to your RSVP by phone at 712-755-2152 or e-mail to mameyer@hcsdcyclones.com by Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  Please make sure to note if child care is needed when you RSVP.  Thank you in advance for your commitment in helping to inform the board on the education we provide our students. 

In addition to this community engagement meeting,  the board will also provide an online survey for patrons that aren’t able to attend the scheduled meeting.  This survey will be available in this spot on March 10, 2020.  


Lucy Brokowski, Kaia Bieker, Abi Albertson, and Nathan Henry earning a straight division I at Iowa High School State Speech in Short Film category Harlan Community Jazz Experience on qualifying for Jazz Championships

Harlan Community Jazz Ensemble for being 'wild card eligible' for Jazz Championships

State wrestling qualifiers Carter Bendorf, Jesse Schwery, and Ethan Lemon


Upcoming Events

Monday - February 17  President's Day
Parent Teacher Conf 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2 HR Early out for Students

Tuesday  - February 18
Parent Teacher Conf 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2 HR Early out for Students

Wednesday  - February 19
Professional Development Day for teachers
No School for students

Thursday February 20 
Friday February 21
Winter Break No School

Thursday  - March 5
End of 3rd Quarter

Friday  - March 6
No School

Monday - March 9
Begin 4th Quarter

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