Harrisburg school information

IndexHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores57%72%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools432,56379,235
Total private schools261,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools74067,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Harrisburg are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 43 public schools in Harrisburg.
  • 74.3% of people in Harrisburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.9% of people in Harrisburg have completed high school.
  • 18.4% of people in Harrisburg have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Harrisburg

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  • Benjamin Franklin Sch1205 N 6Th StreetGrades: PK - 08Students: 479 · Ratio: 13:130
  • Camp Curtin Sch2900 N 6Th StreetGrades: PK - 08Students: 685 · Ratio: 12:129
  • Central Dauphin East Ms628 Rutherford RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 63 · Ratio: 13:161
  • Central Dauphin East Shs626 Rutherford RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,433 · Ratio: 13:150
  • Central Dauphin Ms4600 Locust LaneGrades: 06 - 09Students: 727 · Ratio: 13:182
  • Central Dauphin Shs437 Piketown RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,842 · Ratio: 15:169
  • Chamber Hill El Sch6450 Chambers Hill RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 19 · Ratio: 14:172
  • Commonwealth Connections Academy Cs4050 Crums Mill RoadGrades: KG - 12Students: 4,424 · Ratio: 26:1n/a
  • Dauphin County Technical School6001 Locust LnGrades: 09 - 12Students: 792 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Downey Sch1313 Monroe StGrades: PK - 08Students: 601 · Ratio: 15:132
  • Foose Sch1301 Sycamore StGrades: PK - 06Students: 686 · Ratio: 15:130
  • Harrisburg Hs2451 Market StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,778 · Ratio: 14:117
  • Harrisburg Hs - Scitech Cmp215 Market StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 412 · Ratio: 15:171
  • Lawnton El Sch4400 Franklin StGrades: KG - 05Students: 223 · Ratio: 12:178
  • Linglestown El Sch1044 N Mountain RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 375 · Ratio: 16:186
  • Linglestown Ms1200 N Mountain RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 673 · Ratio: 14:182
  • Marshall Sch301 Hale AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 439 · Ratio: 15:141
  • Math Science Academy1205 North Sixth StreetGrades: 05 - 08Students: 168 · Ratio: 18:184
  • Melrose Sch2041 Berryhill StGrades: PK - 08Students: 493 · Ratio: 15:134
  • Mountain View El Sch400 Gibbel RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 358 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • North Side El Sch4520 Devonshire RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 54 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Paxtang El Sch3530 Rutherford StGrades: KG - 05Students: 221 · Ratio: 12:173
  • Paxtonia El Sch6135 Jonestown RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 638 · Ratio: 16:189
  • Phillips El Sch100 Oakmont RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 326 · Ratio: 15:164
  • Rowland Sch1842 Derry StreetGrades: 03 - 08Students: 688 · Ratio: 14:131
  • Rutherford El Sch6500 Clearfield StGrades: KG - 05Students: 332 · Ratio: 15:173
  • Sara Lindemuth El Sch1201 N Progress AveGrades: KG - 02Students: 541 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Scott Sch1900 Derry StreetGrades: PK - 03Students: 534 · Ratio: 16:128
  • South Side El Sch4525 Union Deposit RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 608 · Ratio: 15:163
  • Susquehanna Twp Hs3500 Elmerton AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,049 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Susquehanna Twp Ms801 Wood StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 708 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Sylvan Heights Science Cs915 S 13Th StreetGrades: KG - 04Students: 219 · Ratio: 16:167
  • Thomas W Holtzman Jr El Sch1910 Linglestown RdGrades: 03 - 05Students: 668 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • West Hanover El Sch7740 Manor DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 17:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Harrisburg

IndexHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade74.3%86.5%83.8%
Completed high school72.9%85.0%82.4%
Completed some college42.1%52.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree23.9%35.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors18.4%28.1%29.3%
Completed masters6.5%11.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Harrisburg (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Penbrook, PA2,99799%45%
Hershey, PA14,17286%26%
Mechanicsburg, PA8,97184%24%
Manchester, PA2,75981%19%
Dillsburg, PA2,57381%18%
Harrisburg, PA49,29757%16%

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Harrisburg, PA49,29757%16%
Source: The Harrisburg, PA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.