Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District
is a public school district
based in Sour Lake
). The district covers south central Hardin
and northwestern Jefferson
In addition to Sour Lake, the district serves the cities of China and Nome as well as the unincorporated community of Pinewood Estates.
Hardin-Jefferson won the 2007 Boys Basketball State Championship, beating Abilene Wylie 56 to 44.
- Hardin-Jefferson High (Grades 9-12)
- Henderson Middle (Grades 6-8)
- Sour Lake Elementary (Grades PK-5)
- China Elementary (Grades PK-3)