Teaching Touches Lives

Mission

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

Vision

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.

Welcome!

  • T. Michael Howard - Superintendent

    We would like to welcome you 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.

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. Our News page will provide a number of publications that will reflect the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

- HCHS’s ACT Scores Rise - Superintendent commends students, staff for hard work: Scores for Harlan County High School’s juniors rose on the latest round of ACT testing. The average composite score for the top 50 students was 24.04, and the average score for the top 100 students was 21.91.

- Annual Financial Report