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Students Dressed up on Dr. Seuss Day
HCHS Students Visit State Capitol
Students Dressed up on Dr. Seuss Day
Middle School Archery Tournament
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.

- Archers from Black Mountain, Evarts and Green Hills met Friday at Black Mountain Elementary to open the Harlan County’s Middle School Archery season.
- HCHS students present community problem solving projects to legislators, others at state capitol.
- The students in Mrs. Joy Noe’s class at Evarts Elementary School made butter after reading “The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss.
- The Harlan County High School GEAR UP Club officers had a meeting with Judge Executive Dan Mosley about an upcoming community service project.
- The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary’s National Headquarters rewarded Wallins Elementary & Jr. High School with the Youth Activities Award in recognition of our students and teachers supporting our Veterans on Veteran’s Day sponsored by First Priority.
- 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.


April 2 - April 6, 2018
- Spring Break (Possible Make-Up Days)


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