Welcome to JACES!

In 2013, JACES adopted the motto “NEW BEGINNINGS!” and with prayer, time/patience, hard work, and dedication, James A. Cawood will be the place to be and a school coveted by many in the community.

In 2014-2015, our new motto was "We're Movin' On Up" and we have made so much progress and look forward to what is to come! What is in the past is nothing more than a learning tool and provides us with a platform to stand on as we reach ahead. “I like to use the verse of scripture that says, ‘…forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.’ It’s a new day and a new way at James A,” Mr. John Carter, Principal, James A. Cawood Elementary School.


Current news and announcements will be posted when available. Be sure to also check out the Harlan County Public Schools News page for more items related to JACES and other schools within our District.


Help Needed

If you would like to help or volunteer, we would love to have you. We encourage the parents of our students to play an active role in the education of their children and will welcome you at JACES.



Site Based Council
Library Portal:
JACES Portal
Renaissance Learning:
Acc. Reader

Contact Us

James A. Cawood Elementary
279 Ball Park Rd.
Harlan, KY 40831
Main Office: 606-573-5029
Phone: 606-573-1950
Fax: 606-573-2424