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. 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.
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.