Corbin Independent School District, located in Corbin, Kentucky, serves 2,900 students in buildings encompassing more than 500,000 square feet of space. The district's motto "Striving to be the best" is applied to all aspects of performance, including instruction, academic achievement, and environmental stewardship. Examples of the district's commitment to excellence include scoring in the top three percent of Kentucky school districts in statewide test scores; employing the 2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year; and maintaining an active partnership with ENERGY STAR since 2010.
Corbin Independent School District has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 87 across its portfolio of buildings. The average age of the school buildings is over 50 years old. Through the diligent work of staff members and students, the district has made significant improvements in energy efficiency. Compared to its 2009 baseline, the district currently prevents the annual emissions of more than 360 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon dioxide sequestered by more than 9,200 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.