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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 #12, 3/5/19
- 2018 Miss Harlan County Emily Eldridge visited Cumberland Elementary School and read to students in grades Kindergarten-4th Grade on Friday March 1, 2019.
- The regional 2019 MATHCOUNTS competition was held at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Middlesboro recently.
- A Harlan County High School teacher and two students have received Black Bear awards from the Superintendent’s Student Council.
- Nikiben P. Patel, a senior at Harlan County High School, is the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for January
- Benjamin D. Lewis, a senior at Harlan County High School, is the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for February
- Students in Mr. Devin Watts’ 4th & 5th grade science classes and Mrs. Rachel Huff’s 3rd grade science class recently participated in a science fair.
- Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Fields 4th grade class at Cumberland Elementary is learning about “How animals sense and respond to information!”
- With the reports of wide spread flu and other illnesses in the region, Harlan County Schools custodial staffs are working extra hard to sanitize our schools.
- Mr. Carlton Hughes’ Dual Credit Public Speaking Class at Harlan County School School recently created and filmed their own commercials in the school TV studio as part of a unit about persuasion.
- Harlan County High School’s Ally Alred has been selected to participate in the High School Student Congress to be held in Lexington in June.
- Mrs. Tracy Spurlock’s eighth grade students at Wallins Elementary School mentored Mrs. Lyndsey Carmical’s third grade class in a lesson about fossils.
- Cawood Elementary School recently held Dr. Seuss Day activities. The students dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters.
- Students in Mrs. Mary Kneen’s class at Rosspoint Elementary recently dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters!


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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 3/12/19)