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  • Alert:

    As we all know, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, all travel has been severely restricted and non-essential businesses have been closed.  This means that Spring Break plans for almost everyone has been canceled.

    With this in mind, we are amending the school calendar for next week and these days will now be school days.  Due to this change, the last day of school for Estill County will now be May 14th

    This change will allow us to keep our students on a routine that will ensure a continuation of instruction and other services.  All staff will still be available for our families and food service will continue to serve breakfast and lunch.  For any family that still has plans for this coming week, your student can complete their work at your discretion.

    We will have further information tomorrow concerning the distribution on new NTI packets for days 11 – 20 as well as the return of work completed during the past 10 days.

  • Alert:

    As a reminder, ALL Estill County athletic facilities are now closed to the general public.

    Also, with the school closures, the KHSAA has suspended all spring sports and declared a dead period ending on April 19, 2020, at midnight.

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Principal's Message

Josh Yost

Welcome to Estill County High School!  

My name is Josh Yost, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the principal of Estill County High School.  I graduated from Clay County High School in 2002 before attending the University of Kentucky for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education.  I received my Rank I in Educational Leadership from Asbury University. I spent the first eleven years of my teaching career teaching high school social studies at West Jessamine and North Bullitt High Schools.  Last year, I served as the assistant principal at Estill County Middle School.

This year, we are focused on helping our students achieve Engineer Excellence in everything they do.  Across the school, you will see posters with #EngineerExcellence and ESTILL on them.

E- Excellence

S- Strength of Character

T- Teamwork

I- Initiative

L- Leadership

L- Learning

These are the characteristics we want each student to exhibit whether it be in academics, extracurricular activities, or their lives away from school.  Helping each student reach their full potential and gain the skills necessary for college, vocational school, military, or the workforce is our goal here at ECHS.  

Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or need information.  We’re excited to have a great 2019-20 school year, and I hope to meet many of you at our events throughout the year!





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