Harrisburg school information

Average Test Scores33%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools432,56379,221
Total private schools261,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools74067,963
The Harrisburg, PA educational system consists of 43 public schools, 26 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Harrisburg public schools have average test scores of 33% which is 38% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 33% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harrisburg public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 74.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.8% have completed high school, 18.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 74.0% of people in Harrisburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.8% of people in Harrisburg have completed high school.
  • 18.2% of people in Harrisburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Harrisburg

Completed 8th grade74.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school72.8%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college43.8%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.2%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.3%

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

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Harrisburg, PA49,16033%33%
Source: The Harrisburg, PA 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.