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Academic Team becomes SEKAL Champions Academics

Congratulations to the MHS Academic Team! They competed in the South East Kentucky Academic League competition on Saturday December 1st.  The placed first in Quick Recall and become the League Champions.


Family Engagement Week Family Engagement Week

This morning Superintendent Waylon Allen, along with GEARUP Promise Zone Service Coordinator Sam Wansley, signed a proclamation declaring this week, November 12-16, Family Engagement week.

MHS Cheerleaders make school history Cheer

The MHS Cheerleaders made school history not once but twice on Saturday November 10!! They competed at the UCA Bluegrass Championship to earn bids to Nationals!

Veteran's Day Program Veteran's Day

Come join us for our annual Veteran's Day Program on Friday.

Senior Information Seniors


Cross Country competes in Region Cross Country

The Cross Country Girls team won Region on Satuday October 27 and the boys placed 4th.

KY Student Senate Student Senate

Andrew Padgett and Andrew Kelley participated in the KY Student Senate in Pikeville, KY on Thursday October 24, 2018.

Soccer District Champs Soccer

Congratulations to the MHS boys and girls soccer teams on becoming district champs.

UK's AFROTC preview day UK AFROTC

The University of Kentucky's AFROTC is holding a meet & greet on Oct11, 2018

High Attendance Day High Attendance

Be sure to join us on Thursday Sept. 20 for high attendance day!


Questions about FAFSA?  Join us on October 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Scholarships available Scholarship


ACT Dates ACT test dates

ACT test dates at your fingertips!

Mr. Scott Harvey will be joining us! Mr. Scott Harvey

Mr. Scott Harvey will be here on September 5th at 6pm.

MHS Events Calendar Calendar

Click to find out more about the happenings at MHS

Notice of Vacancy - Middlesboro Board of Education

Vacancy was created by board member resignation. Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until The November, 2018 regular election term. Anyone interested in filling seat

Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Middlesboro Independent Schools where “Everyone Matters”. I am honored to serve as Superintendent of this school district.

The district consists of Middlesboro

Petition for Early Enrollment Early Enrollment

A child who is five (5) or who may become five (5) years of age by August 1 may enter primary

school and may advance through the primary program without regard to age in accordance with KRS 158.031


Parents/guardians may petition the Board by May 30th to allow their child to enter Kindergarten earlier

than permitted under statutory age requirements.  On receipt of a petition, the District shall conduct an evaluation process to help determine a student’s readiness to engage in and benefit from early entry to school.  


Please turn petitions in to Michele Goodin Schneider at Middlesboro Board of Education.  

Notice of Record Destruction

Middlesboro Independent Schools will be destroying old Special Education- Due Process Student Folders.  Folders destroyed will be those that have birth years of 1960-1989.  If you would like a copy of your records before the destruction occurs, please visit Middlesboro Board of Education and ask for Michele Goodin Schneider before May 15th 2018.

PLTW Launches a rocket Rocket
KVEC Project Based Drone Build and Flight Drone

MHS PLTW/YCC students successfully built their drone and went to Knott County, Kentucky, on Monday March19th.

Academic Team competes at state Governor's Cup

The academic team competed at state Governor's Cup on March 17-19, 2018.

Academic Team wins Region 4 years running! Governor's Cup

The academic team competed in the Regional Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday February 17, 2018.  They won first place overall for the 4th year in a row.

#MarshallStrong #MarshallStrong
Academic Team wins District again Governor’s Cup

MHS Academic team won HUGE in District  on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Support Project Grad Project Grad

Enter for your chance to win!

Snowball Dance Snowball Dance

Join us for a fun night of music and dancing

Boys All "A" Tournament Basketball

The Boys All "A" tournament has been cancelled for Saturday January 13, 2018

Public Wellness Policy Meeting Welness Policy

                             The Middlesboro Independent School District would like to announce a public forum to discuss our district's local wellness policy.

Christmas Program Singing Reindeer

The band and choir performed their annual Christmas concert.

YCC students compete Engineer

YCC students travelled to Lexington Monday November 20,2017 for competition.

All "A" Scholarship All "A" Scholarship

Students traveled to Frankfort for All "A" Scholarship interviews.

NHS Induction Ceremony NHS

The National Honor Society held their induction ceremony on November 16, 2017.

Vendor Fair Vendor Fair

Are you still shopping for Christmas gifts?  Come shop with us on Saturday and support the MHS seniors!

A message from the Superintendent

This past year has been an exciting year for the district.  We have had several positive changes and have made great strides in bringing the pride and tradition back to 

Summer Feed and Read a success Photo courtesy of Tina Schneider A boy looks through a box filled with books for something that catches his eye.

The Summer Feed and Read Program has made a big splash in the community. Tina Schnieder and Shannon Barnard, two of the people who spearheaded the program at the Middlesboro Elementary School, couldn’t be happier with the results they’ve seen.


Congratulations to the Early College Students Graduates

The early college students graduate May 5 at 6:00pm.

Preschool Registration Preschool Registration

Preschool registration will begin soon. If you have a 3 or 4 year old child, please register now for the upcoming school year. Please click read more for more information and registration dates.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Join us for a presentation of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Academic Team wins region 3rd year in a row! Governor's Cup

Congratulations to the MHS Academic Team!  They won regional Governor's Cup for the 3rd year in a row.

Congratulations to the Varsity Academic Team Governor's Cup

Middlesboro High School Academic Team won district Governor's Cup for the 4th year in a row!!

Expanding Possibilities Elementary Students using Chromebooks

Middlesboro Independent Schools (MIS) is in the process of installing a new wireless system that will create a dense wireless network.  This project will place a wireless access point in every classroom in each school, providing

JV Academic Team Wins JV Challenge JV Academic team

Congratulations to the MHS Junior Varsity Academic Team for winning the 2016 JV Challenge Competition held at Bell County High School.

The Buzz newspaper staff has published the school year's first newsletter. The Buzz

The Buzz newspaper staff has published the school year's first newsletter. Staff members Calleigh Combs, Jamie Gilbert, and Becca Harrell are responsible for editing, production, and copywriting. Staff members Evan Brock, Robert Bush, Cameron Gambrel, and Adam Hughes provided photography and interviews.

Retired MHS teacher, Karen Potter-Hughes returns Karen Potter Hughes

Appalachian author and Middlesboro resident, KA Potter-Hughes, visited with the Advanced Placement English classes at MHS this week

New Yearbook Online Portal New Yearbook Online Portal

The 2017 MHS Yearbook Staff is pleased to announce the availability of a secure online portal and

MHS Site Based Nominations

MHS is currently accepting nominations for a minority parent representative to serve this year on the School Based Decision Making Council at Middlesboro High School. 

Juniors recognized by GSP student success

Seven juniors were recognized by the Governor's Scholar Program

Girls Soccer win District trophy

Congratulations to the Lady Jackets Soccer team!!  They are back to back district champs!

Space Launch

NASA launched three United States Astronauts into space to serve time on the International Space Station on Friday September 23, 2016. To celebrate the event, the Engineering and Air and Space Science students at Middlesboro High School put together a space display

MHS Band voted as the best in the area!!

The MHS Band was voted as the readers choice best high school band.

PLTW/Aerospace takes off

PLTW and the Aerospace classes have taken off with their new projects.

Veteran's Appreciation Bowl

Join us for the 4th Annual Veteran's Appreciation Bowl on Friday Sept. 16 at 7:30pm at Bradner's Stadium.

Open House

MHS will host it's first open house on Thursday September 15 from 4:30 until 6:30

Gracie Stiltner attends Kentucky Youth Advocates meeting

Gracie is one of 26 high school students to be hand picked to attend the First Lady's Youth Leadership Council this past weekend. The Gear Up program sent Gracie to STEM camp at U of L in July and this lead to her being picked for the Council.

Meet The Jackets

Come on out tomorrow Aug. 13 at 6:30 pm and Meet the Jackets at Bradner Stadium. Should be a great night to kick off the season!


The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets are facing the Bell Co. Bobcats Friday August 19 at Bradner Stadium.  So, support your Jacekts with Spirit week, August 15-19!  BEAT BELL!

MHS Students and Parents Welcome / Open House dates!

MHS Students and Parents Welcome / Open House dates.

August 1st & 2nd-Senior contracts and schedules 8:30-4 pm.

August 3rd & 4th - sophomore/junior schedules 8:30-4pm.

August 4th - Freshman orientation 5:00 pm in the MHS Cafeteria. 5:20-7 pm student, parent, teacher meetings. Food will be provided by Gear-Up!

Summer Feeding Program

Free summer meals start Tuesday, May 31st thru June 30th.  



Middlesboro Independent School District among 17 in East Kentucky’s KVEC Region Nationally Recognized for Education Innovation

Six months of student-centered classroom redesigns, technical project-based learning, on-campus gardening, leadership exchanges, and much more culminated in 150+ presentations on April 27 in Pikeville. More than 1200 people showed up and over 5,000 joined by live stream for the 2nd Annual Action Research Summit. Thousands of social media posts generated by #ARIaction16 and WYMT-TV coverage shared the undeniable story of east Kentucky’s leading innovation in rural education. 

Crazy For You

The MHS Choir and Director Elizabeth Edwards cordially invites the Middlesboro community to see our production of the Gershwin musical "Crazy For You" March 31m 7 pm at the Central Auditorium.  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Academic Team wins Region 2 years in a row

The MHS academic team competed in Regional Govenor's Cup on Saturday at Barbourville High School.  They came, they competed, and they conquered!!  They are region champs two years running.  Congratulations to all!!

2016 Basketball Homecoming

Congratulations to our 2016 Homecoming Court

MHS Radio Station WYJR WYJR

Two years ago Mr. Chuck Owens wrote a grant proposal to establish a radio station at MHS.  Today, station 95.5 WYJR FM-LP is part of everyday life at our school.  Under the guidance of Mr. Owens, a select group of students run the stations day to day play of a variety of music that airs across the city 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

District Champs AGAIN!

The MHS Academic Team competed in District Governor's Cup today at Bell County High School.  They are District Champs once again!!  Congratulations to these students!

Student Government is an Integral Part of the Positive Culture at MHS Student Government

At Middlesboro High, Student Government plays an important role in the culture of the school.  Over the past four years, the SG has worked to improve communications with the public and to educate and reward fellow students for positive behavior that is conducive to success in school and life.

Hospital partners with MHS on ‘W8 2 TXT’ campaign

In Kentucky as well as many other states, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. Middlesboro ARH Hospital recently partnered with Middlesboro High School to raise awareness of the dangers of texting

MHS Leads the Way

Middlesboro High School is in it’s second year of offering Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) programs in Engineering and Air and Space Sciences, for the 2015-16 school year. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. MHS joins more than 6,500 other schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs.





Lady Jackets tie with Claiborne Trinity Hardin regains possession of the ball during Middlesboro’s game against Claiborne on Thursday. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

A highly competitive game between Middlesboro and Claiborne, Tennessee ended in a 1-1 draw on Thursday. Officials called the game with 5:44 remaining in the second period due to the lack of daylight.

Jackets are victorious on senior night

Middlesboro (4-3) walked away with a 1-0 victory over Knox Central (2-5) on Thursday. To make the victory that much sweeter, it was senior night for the Yellow Jackets

New Alumni Site

Middlesboro Independent School System has a new alumni page where alumni/former staff/current staff can register and reconnect with one another. You will find the link to the new alumni page at the top of our website under District. You can also access it by going to http://www.mboro.kyschools.us/alumni.aspx. Please don't forget to register so you can stay connected to your fellow alumni. Once you have registered your account will be verified and approved and then you will be added to your graduation years class. So, head over and sign up. This site is brand new so updates will be rolled periodically as we iron out any bugs that might still be left after internal testing. 

Welcome to our new Site

Welcome to the new Middlesboro Website. Please continue to check back as we add new info for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Have a fun and safe summer. 

Jackets down Panthers

Middlesboro (5-3) put on an offensive showcase on Monday to defeat Knox Central, 5-2. The win was the third straight victory over the Panthers this season.

“We clicked pretty well offensively. We’ve been working hard on moving the ball, transferring and getting shots off passes,” said Jacket head coach Tim Millett. “It went well for

Principal's Message

Welcome to Middlesboro High School!

MHS has a long running tradition of pride and success in academics and athletics.  Our “Yellow Jackets” have always been the educational leaders of our region.  We are proud of our heritage and excited about our future.  


Defeating the undefeated

A big stop by the Middlesboro defense helped secure a victory on Friday as the Jackets defeated Harlan Independent 28-21. Following a fumble recovery by Killian Ledford, the Green Dragons marched down the field with minutes ticking off the clock.

Harlan managed to get down to the

Surplus Equipment Bid


Please click here to view our invitation to bid on surplus property.

Senior Walk at Middlesboro Elementary











Middlesboro Elementary School started a new school tradition by hosting a "Senior Walk" on Friday, May 22, 2015.  Middlesboro High School Seniors, wearing their graduation caps and gowns, marched down the hallways of the elementary school as the younger students watched enthusiastically.  The elementary school students lined each hallway to greet and honor the graduating seniors. Kindergarten students presented the seniors with "graduation lollipops".  After the walk, the seniors were treated to refreshments in the cafeteria. Yearbooks from previous years were placed at each table so that the seniors could reminisce about their years as Middlesboro Yellow Jackets.