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100 Days of School Celebration
Rosspoint Academic Team
Students with Project
Students with Project
Green Hills Elementary Cheer Team

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.

- HCHS Scholarship Memo #10, 2/14/19
- Harlan County Spelling Bee Participants
- Winners in the Harlan County Spelling Bee primary division
- Green Hills Elementary 2nd and 3rd grade classes celebrated the 100th day of school
- Fourth grade students at Black Mountain Elementary recently participated in a playground design project
- Rosspoint Elementary School took top honors in the middle school district Governor’s Cup competition held recently at Harlan Middle School.
- Evarts won top honors in the middle school District 82 Governor’s Cup competition held recently at Green Hills Elementary School.
- Rosspoint Elementary School was first place in the middle school Region 21 Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition recently at Page School Center in Bell County.
- Students in Ms. Lankford’s first grade classroom became word surgeons and performed “contraction-ectemy’s” on a variety of words.
- Cheerleading Competition Winners: Cumberland 1st, Wallins 2nd and James A. Cawood 3rd
- Members of the Rosspoint Elementary School Academic Team
- The Kentucky Governor’s Cup elementary competitions were held for districts 120, 121 and 122 recently.
- Students at Cawood Elementary School will be receiving toothbrushes and toothpaste as part of National Dental Health Month activities at the school.


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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.


Be sure to review the Harlan County Schools Calendar to keep up with important dates and information.

April 1 - 5, 2019: Spring Break (Possible Make-Up Days)


Please visit our Employment page for information regarding Certified and Classified employment including job postings, applications, required documents and more!
Employment Checklist Cert. Substitute Teacher App.
Bus Driver Application Classified Application
Certified Teacher Application  
Handbooks: Miscellaneous:
Code of Conduct Bus Routes
Employee Handbook Certified Salary Scale
HCHS Student Handbook (Updated 1/15/19)