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Welcome to Hartford Public Schools! 
"Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts"
Mission Statement: Hartford Public Schools is dedicated to fostering a love of learning in an innovative, cooperative, and safe climate which empowers students to be productive, caring and respectful citizens that are prepared for their future endeavors.
Vision Statement: Create an appealing school district that produces major gains in student achievement and helps make a more prideful and pleasant community to live and work.

Hartford Public Schools is comprised of an elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), high school (9-12), and an alternative education program (9-12). Our District is fortunate in experiencing stable enrollment with approximately 1330 students. With intentional fiscal responsibility, the District has maintained a healthy fund balance exceeding the MSBO recommendations. At HPS, we have a dedicated educational team and community believing that “every student matters, every moment counts.” 


This fall, we committed to two very important goals for our District - 1) To increase student achievement through collaboration and 2) To improve our culture, making Hartford Public Schools a great place to learn and work. To meet these goals, our staff have embraced the Capturing Kids Hearts process to help build a positive culture and committed to becoming a Professional Learning Community with a focus on student achievement results. 

The City of Hartford is located in southwestern Van Buren County of southwestern Lower Michigan along Red Arrow Highway. It lies adjacent to Interstate 94 at exit 46, which is the state's major east-west transportation route, providing Hartford with an excellent connection to major Midwestern population centers.

Chicago, Illinois lies approximately 100 miles to the west and Detroit, Michigan, approximately 160 miles to the east. Regional urban centers such as Benton Harbor, Michigan (15 miles west) and Kalamazoo, Michigan (35 miles east) are also close by. Hartford is within a stone throw away from every amenity that makes life very enjoyable.