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Teaching Touches Lives

HCPS Superintendent, Mr. Roark, with Students
Students Making Gingerbread Houses
Choir Photo
Student win Reading Awards
HCHS Choir

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.

- The Harlan County Public Schools recently held the induction ceremony for the 2017 class of the Frank Brittain Academic & Athletic Hall of Fame.
- Mrs. Terri Jenkins 4th Grade classes (61 students)  at Cumberland Elementary School participated in the “Mars Invasion 2030 - From Coal Camp to Space Camp” at the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky located in Hazard.
- Chelsey Caldwell, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for December.
- Breanna Epperson, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Monticello Banking Company Student Citizen Award recipient for November.
- HCHS Winter & Spring Athletic Schedules: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball


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  


  • 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.


January 15, 2018
- Martin Luther King Day, No School for Students or Teachers

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


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