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Superintendent's Message

Waylon Allen

Waylon Allen


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

Our district comprises four institutions: Middlesboro Elementary School (pre-K – 4th grade), Middlesboro Middle School (5th grade – 8th grade), Middlesboro High School (9th grade – 12th grade), and Middlesboro Alternative School (5th grade – 12th grade). Additionally, our high school students have the valuable opportunity to access the resources of the Bell County Career and Technical Center and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Despite our district's considerable reach, we take pride in cultivating an intimate learning environment where every student is known and celebrated as an indispensable member of our school family.

The mission of Middlesboro Independent Schools is to foster 'a relentless dedication to motivate and inspire student success.' To achieve this mission, we are committed to:

  • Providing a comprehensive STEAM-focused curriculum that encompasses standards-based visual and performing arts, health and physical education, science, social studies, career technical education, cultural studies, world languages, essential skills, extracurricular activities, and athletic opportunities.

  • Ensuring equitable access to gifted and talented services and rigorous coursework so every student can reach their full potential.

Our schools are enriched by dedicated professionals, including school-based counselors, mental health service providers, on-site nurses, librarian/media specialists, family resource/youth service centers, a diverse support staff, and highly qualified educators. We hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards of excellence, driven by our commitment to serve our community and prepare our students to be productive contributors to society. We firmly believe that our students possess the limitless potential to achieve greatness.

We invite you to explore our website to find the information you seek. Our goal is to make this platform a valuable resource for all, offering insights into the outstanding accomplishments within our school district. If you need information that is not readily available, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome your feedback, as it helps us continually enhance the user-friendliness of our website.

The basis of every decision I make is with the best interest of our students in mind. If I can assist, please call 606-242-8800 or email


Waylon Allen, Superintendent

Middlesboro Independent Schools


                                                                                                                                                                                    *Kentucky Accountability at a Glance – KDE Draft 9/15/2020


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