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The administration and staff of Harlan County High would like to welcome each student and their parents to our school. This is an exciting time for us as we enter another year of existence and continue to offer many new courses and facets to learning in a ‘state of the art’ educational setting. Our curriculum has been established to prepare our students for a smooth transition into the workforce, armed forces, technical or college education. It is our desire that all students become an active school member; our high school offers many sports and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of ALL our students.

About Us

Harlan County High School is located between the historical mountain chains of Pine Mountain and Black Mountain. HCHS is a centrally located, modern facility with 1,300 students in grades 9-12 unifying the communities along the Clover Fork, Martin’s Fork, and the Poor Fork rivers. This facility brings educational opportunities for Harlan County’s students into the 21st Century, providing them with the tools necessary for competing for jobs in today’s global economy.


News & Annoucements

For a complete listing of announcements and news related to HCHS, pleave visit the Harlan County Public Schools News page and the HCHS Bear Tracks School Newspaper.

- 2013 - 2014 School Calendar

- Athletic Schedules: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball

- Dual credit classes expand at HCHS, students can now earn 42 college credits while in high school.

- 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

Important Scholarship opportunities for the current school year will be posted here and on our guidance page as they become available. All files will open as .pdf documents. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can click HERE to download the most current version. Be sure to check back often and review each document closely as application deadlines must be met.

- Memo #1, September 8, 2014 - Memo #6, January 7, 2015
- Memo #2, October 15, 2014 - Memo #7, January 15, 2015
- Memo #3, October 29, 2014 - Memo #8, January 28, 2015
- Memo #4, November 25, 2014 - Memo #9, February 2, 1015
- Memo #5, December 8, 2014  

Attention HCHS Students! Apply now for a summer program to prepare for a career in medicine!

Visit our Guidance and Scholarships page to learn more about the PEPP program and how you can apply!

CSIP Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Harlan County High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4023538

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Public Notice

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, residence, religion, sex, disabling condition, age, or marital status, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program, activity of, or employment practice by the Harlan County School System in compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.


Harlan County High School is committed to educate every student to a high level, accept no excuses for failure, and understand the value of hard work by students and staff. Our culture of success will support systems in the school that encourage and even reward hard work.

Contact Us

4000 N. US HWY 119
Baxter, KY 40806

Phone: 1-606-574-2020
Fax: 1-606-574-0493