Harrisburg school information

IndexHarrisburgIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores20%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools63,93879,221
Total private schools11,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Harrisburg, IL educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Harrisburg public schools have average test scores of 20% which is 38% lower than than the Illinois average and 60% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harrisburg public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.4% have completed high school, 16.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Harrisburg are 60% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Harrisburg.
  • 81.3% of people in Harrisburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.4% of people in Harrisburg have completed high school.
  • 16.1% of people in Harrisburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Harrisburg

IndexHarrisburgIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade81.3%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school79.4%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college53.9%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.5%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.1%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%1.3%

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

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Thompsonville, IL64537%24%
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Harrisburg, IL9,41820%60%

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Harrisburg, IL9,41820%60%
Source: The Harrisburg, IL 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.