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Harlan County Community Scholarship Recipients.
Student Pillowcase Project
Several teachers from Harlan County Public Schools recently completed the Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.
Cumberland Elementary School Students Hunt Easter Eggs
Dr. Seuss Day Presentation

Recent News & Events

The Harlan County Public School District is excited about all of the opportunities available to our students, employees and community as a whole. We hope that you will join us as we celebrate the successes of our Schools, Programs, and District and ask that you become involved in the education of our children. Below and on our News page you will find a number of publications that will reflect the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

- Partnership allows expansion of Harlan County preschool program
- Scholarships awarded to local students
- Linda Parsons was honored during the Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet for her three and half decades of service to the children of Harlan County as a member of the board of directors of the scholarship.
- Over 14,000 people participated in the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) summit hosted by the 22 school districts of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) in Pikeville on April 11.
- Congratulations to all of the winners in the recent Science Fair!
- Several teachers from Harlan County Public Schools recently completed the Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.
- HCHS Spring Sports Schedules: Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field


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  • Brent Roark - Superintendent

    Welcome to the Harlan County Public School District web site. We hope that you find it to be resourceful as you explore all that our school system has to offer. As always, we encourage you to play an active role in the lives and education of our children. Please feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments about our District and how you can make a difference.


Our Mission is to empower ALL STUDENTS for the choices and challenges of the 21st Century.


We accept the responsibility of providing a quality education to ensure that each student regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic or physically challenged status, has the opportunity to develop their abilities to the highest level.

We embrace the goals set forth in the Kentucky Education Reform Act: expecting high achievement from all students; commitment from the community, parents, faculty, staff and administrators placing emphasis on the relating education of real life experiences resulting in smooth transition into adulthood; and providing a risk free, caring, safe environment.


August 6, 2018 - Flexible Prof. Development for Teachers
August 7, 2018 - Opening Day for Teachers
August 8, 2018 - First Day for Students – Full Day

- 2018-2019 School Calendar
- 2018-2019 Summer Prof. Development Calendar


Bus Driver Application Food Service Application
Certified Application Substitute Teacher Application
Classified Application More (Home Hospital, etc.)
Handbooks: Miscellaneous:
Code of Conduct Certified Salary Scale
Employee Handbook  
HCHS Student Handbook