• Updated School Covid Protocols (Updated March 1, 2022)

Mission Statement

  • The Mission of Hopkins County Schools
    is to unite as one team
    to learn and inspire.

Central Office Hours

  • The Central Office is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

    * The office will be closed on April 7-8, 2022.


  • Hopkins County Schools is seeking nominations for the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year awards.

    Teacher of the Year nominees must have a minimum of three years teaching experience. The Teachers of the Year will be selected in the categories of Elementary (P-5), Middle (6-8) and Secondary (9-12).

    Categories for Employee of the Year nominations are: Administrator of the Year, eligible nominees would include principals, assistant principals, central office administrators, and guidance counselors; Classified Support Services, eligible nominees would include instructional assistants who work in a classroom setting to enhance student achievement and Family Resource employees who provide student needs throughout the district; Facilities Management, eligible employees would include all custodians and district maintenance staff; Food Service, eligible nominees would include all cafeteria employees, cafeteria managers and district food service employees; Transportation, eligible nominees would include bus drivers, bus monitors, vehicle maintenance staff and district employees; Secretary of the Year, eligible employees would include all school secretaries; and Central Office Employee of the Year, eligible employees would include all central office staff.

    Nominations will be accepted through the close of business, 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022. Online nomination forms are available at the following links:

    Teacher of the Year

    Employee of the Year

    A printable form is available at the following link. It should be mailed to Employee of the Year, Hopkins County Schools, 320 S. Seminary Street, Madisonville, KY 42431. Attention: Crystal Carlton.

    Employee of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)

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  • Healthy Schools Program District Report for 2021 is now posted on the Hopkins County Schools Food Service webpage for public review. Anyone who has comments may email them to lisa.marsh@hopkins.kyschools.us.

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  • Hopkins County Schools would like to thank our families for your support as we have all dealt with the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we return to traditional instruction five days a week, the well-being, health, and safety of students, families, and staff is a top priority. With the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we also want to remind families that the usual rules on school attendance will apply. Details about the attendance/truancy procedures and the Student Symptom Protocol may be found at the links below: 

    Attendance Letter to Parents/Guardians 

    COVID-19 Student Symptom Protocol 

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Remember Your Why Award

  • HCS Remember Your Why on navy blue background

    Hopkins County Schools wants to recognize employees and students for good deeds and kindness shown to others. Remember Your Why Award winners may be nominated by any district stakeholder, including staff, students, parents, and community members. The nomination form is available at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/RememberYourWhy.


  • Hopkins County Central High School Legacy Leaders received the Remember Your Why Award at the BoardGroup photo of Legacy Leaders of Education meeting on March 21. Legacy Leaders is a student-led group that focuses on establishing and maintaining a positive school climate and culture. Through collaboration with the leadership class, Legacy Leaders have been able to raise money for Travis Manion Foundation and Bowl to Impact a Child, volunteer during tornado relief, hold a chili supper for the Dawson Springs community, volunteer at Breaking Bread and the Christian Food Bank, and much more! Legacy Leaders continue to show their love for school and community through these actions. This display of generosity is a reminder that students still care. Despite Covid restrictions, this group has found ways to celebrate and bring the community together!

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  • Deputy Lydon Logan, the school resource officer at South Hopkins Middle School and SouthsideLydon Logan Elementary School, received the Remember Your Why Award at the Board of Education meeting on March 7.

    He strives to promote positivity and kindness to our students. He is always smiling and helping everyone realize that there is a reason to be happy. Multiple students wrote nominations explaining WHY he is an amazing SRO. Deputy Logan attends student sporting events, eats lunch with the kids, dances, sings and gives them a sense of comfort. He is always looking out for their safety while making sure they understand the importance of making good choices.  He brings a sense of safety, security and friendship to our faculty, staff, parents and students!

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  • Noah Allen, 5th grade student at Pride Elementary School, received the Remember Your Why Award at the Feb. 22 HopkinsNoah Allen holding certificate County Board of Education meeting. Noah has demonstrated leadership in the classroom and beyond. His leadership skills extend beyond the school! He has received a $2,000 grant through Youth Service America in Washington, D.C. He, along with Pride teacher Kelly Gates, had the idea to do memorial gardens in downtown Dawson Springs for victims of the recent tornado. According to Noah, this project will impact generations of community residents. Noah wants to make a difference!

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