Harrisonburg school information

IndexHarrisonburgVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores73%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:113:116:1
Total public schools91,59679,221
Total private schools655324,874
Total post-secondary schools31997,963
The Harrisonburg, VA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 6 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Harrisonburg public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 7% lower than than the Virginia average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harrisonburg public schools is 11:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.1% have completed high school, 36.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Harrisonburg are 48% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Harrisonburg.
  • 83.3% of people in Harrisonburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.1% of people in Harrisonburg have completed high school.
  • 36.2% of people in Harrisonburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Harrisonburg

IndexHarrisonburgVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school81.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college58.9%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.1%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters15.1%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.0%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.3%1.7%1.3%

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

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Source: The Harrisonburg, VA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.