About Us/Mission

James A. Cawood Elementary School recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, JACES respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.

We are located at 279 Ball Park Rd in Harlan, KY 40831. Our desire is to educate our children to the best of our ability and help them reach their goals academically and as individuals. We encourage and welcome parent and community involvement and feel that to be successful, we need all stakeholders to play an active role in the education of our students.

Who We Are

We are a friendly facility who's mission is to empower all students for their future and choices that lie ahead of them. Our mission as an accomplished and dedicated professional staff is such that:

  • We will… PROVIDE a safe and nurturing atmosphere where all students will grow as learners and as leaders

  • We will… IMPLEMENT a challenging curriculum, aligned with state standards and designed to provide opportunities for higher order thinking skills

  • We will… ENABLE all learners to succeed

  • We will… INSPIRE all learners to achieve

  • We will… EXPECT all learners to excel

  • And We will… REALIZE this vision through the joint effort of the entire school staff, district staff, parents, and our community.

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
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Renaissance Learning:
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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