Harrisburg school information

IndexHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores33%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools432,56379,235
Total private schools261,62624,875
Total post-secondary schools74067,965

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  • The average school test scores in Harrisburg are 33% 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.

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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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Penbrook, PA2,99784%70%
Union Deposit, PA42979%61%
Skyline View, PA3,43978%58%
Colony Park, PA1,09377%55%
Hershey, PA14,17273%48%
Harrisburg, PA49,29733%33%

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Harrisburg, PA49,29733%33%
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.