Fleming-Neon High School — Letcher County, Kentucky

Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY

High On The Hill

Fleming-Neon High School is located high upon the hill above the town of Flemming-Neon.  Fleming-Neon has a particularly interesting history as until 1977 Fleming and Neon were two separate Municipalities.  In all technicalness of the geography of this town, the school actually is located in what was Neon prior to the city consolidation. Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY

School Origins

The Fleming-Neon High School was originally built by the Elkhorn Coal Corporation in 1925  to provide an educational system for the children of the coal miners. The school’s mascot was a pirate and the school colors were purple and gold.  A picture of this structure can be found by clicking HERE

Fire & Reconstruction

On the night of February 11, 1958 the original Fleming-Neon High School was destroyed by a fire.  High School classes were then held in the neighboring elementary school while the present high school structure was completed in the same spot, high up on the hill.  Enrollment at the time of the fire was 380 students. Finally on May 21, 1960 the new 14 room high school was dedicated.

Consolidation and The End

In 2003 The Letcher County Board of Education moved forward with a plan and began construction on a new centralized consolidated high school that would result in the closure and the end of the three county high schools, Letcher, Whitesburg and Fleming-Neon.Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY At the end of the 2004-2005 school year Fleming-Neon High School closed.  It’s final enrollment count was 218 students in grades 9-12.
Fleming-Neon High School - Letcher Co KY

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